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  1. dmcgill

    dmcgill Formula 3

    Apr 16, 2004
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    Hey i am pretty new to collecting models and i subscribe to the EXOTICAR catalog....i just bought a Red over Black 360 Modena, A black Lamborghini Diablo SV (1996), and a Titanium Lamborghini Murcielago from Autoart. All are 1:18 scale. Well now that they have arrived, i look at their bland paintjobs and wonder how i could possibly change the color of my 360 to Rosso Fiorano Red with tan interior...i would love it if someone could give me some info on where to go, what i have to do, etc. Can anybody help me?
     
  2. Gimme Fuel

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  3. rr1973

    rr1973 Formula Junior

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    You can do it yourself or contact cavallinomodels.com. They work good and they can do custom models for you with original Ferrari paint. If you are new in this world of diecast. Please try to buy models in Ebay. its more sheaper that exoticar and others. if you need any help with a model let me know.

    Ramon Ramirez
    Ferrari Diecast Collector.
     
  4. dmcgill

    dmcgill Formula 3

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    Thanks rr1973 and wrecked ferrari.....i'll use that info and contact you later.
     
  5. Gimme Fuel

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    Anytime Douglas :)
    Heres a 250 GTO I did this weekend - its quite fun to repaint model cars.


    Paul
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  6. rr1973

    rr1973 Formula Junior

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    Hey Paul very nice work !! What kind of paint did you use?
     
  7. Gimme Fuel

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    Thanx Ramon.
    I use regular car paint (spray can)
    If you havent seen it, check out the entire link in this thread to find out how and what I work with.:)


    Paul
    www.SuperCarCrash.com
     
  8. greg

    greg Formula Junior

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    I have been collecting 1/18 scale cars for about 13 years and I have found that many of the retail stores are carrying some really nice models. Not kyosho, but Burago, Maisto, Hot Wheels etc. I found several models around the Christmas holidays at a store called Macfrugals here in Texas for 10.00. Exoticar wanted 25 to 30$ for the same thing plus s/h.
     
  9. DieCast MotorSports

    DieCast MotorSports Formula Junior

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    Doug M,

    One way to get away from bland paint jobs is to look into race cars. IMHO much more interesting to look at.

    Ross








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  10. urraco

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    Do the cars need primer prior to be repainted? because once i took the paint off and apply the new color to the bare metal, and it just didn't get well...........(the new paint just faded away......)
     
  11. rr1973

    rr1973 Formula Junior

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    Dear Urraco:
    Then Can I eliminate all decals first with hot water and you reccomend paint over the old paint?
     
  12. Gimme Fuel

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    Hi Urraco
    As you figured out - the paint will not stick to naked metall, you must use primer before you repaint if you want a good result.
    The primers jobb is to cover small cracks in the metall and to make a grip for the paint.
    If you decide NOT to remove the old color, then use a fine sandpaper and rub the entire car until it looks scrached up - then primer - then the new paint.
    If you're veeeery picky, then you can paint the car with one thin layer and wait until it dryes and then use a V E R Y fine sandpaper and rub the car gentley again for a new layer of paint.
    When you're done with the paint, I can recomend you to use 3-4 layers of clear finish - it will make the car shine like a baby butt. :) (or like the head of a balled 67 old guy) LOL
    Good Luck


    Paul
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  13. rr1973

    rr1973 Formula Junior

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    PAUL THANKS FOR THE INFO !!
     
  14. Dana_McCann

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    Paul, I just finished painting my 250 gt SWB Red. I had to first sand the car down with a 750 grit sandpaper. then use Tamiya grey primer, let dry for at least two hours then wet sand with a 1200 sandpaper. let dry for at least 24 hours. Next apply first coat even strokes 10- 12 inches from the model. let dry for 2 hours, then apply second coat, let dry for 2 hours. until you have the desired look. let the car dry for a full 24 hours before applying clear coat.
    I had to find this out by trial and error. on my particular car, I used a gloss red, then followed up with a clearcoat.
     
  15. 134282

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    B!tchin'...! Oh, man, that looks sweet...!
     
  16. Gimme Fuel

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    Hi
    I bet your result is G R E A T ! now this is the hard way to repaint, but you'll get 100% perfect result - a lot of people dont have this time when they repaintthey got this "hurry-up-I-wanna-see" syndrom :) and this includes myself, I use a couple of days on one model, so I guess I'm somewhere in the middle here!
    My plans now is to do a F40 (blue as the 250 in this post) a Testarossa in blue
    and a F50 in green (shock green(?)) with black lights and intakes, with this F50, I'm planing of modify it by doing a few adjustments to it :)
    Please post pix of your work Dana.
    Thanx


    Paul
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  17. dlynes

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    Hey guys!

    After looking at everyone awesome pictures and display cases of their diecasts, I would like to start collecting myself!!

    can anyone please recommend their favorate online vendor and favorate Diecast maker?

    What is the average price for Ferrari Diecasts 1:18 by hotwheels?

    On ebay, FXX/F50s shipped are going for $74. How does that compare?

    thanks!!
     
  18. lucky_13_2002

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    For whatever reason I can not see a single immage.
     
  19. dlynes

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    threads over 4 years old, page not be available anymore, my guess at least.
     
  20. 285ferrari

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    Pics probably lost in the Fchat crash of last year...
     
  21. Gimme Fuel

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    Ya, they did Rob :(:(

    I dont know if you can remember my old Diorama threads + the "Gone In 60 Sec" in 1/18?? :D:D:D
    ahhh...that was the days.. :D:D

    I belive those pics are long gone too...I cant be bothered to search for them either.
     
  22. enzo360

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    Hi my friend, your garage pics are gone, but the 'Gone in 60 sec' will be around for ever :D
    see: http://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/showthread.php?t=60248&page=1&pp=20
    Best
    J
     
  23. Gimme Fuel

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  25. enzo360

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    #25 enzo360, Jul 18, 2008
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    :) I don't know, but I don't think is was something legal :D

    That's the best way to say it!
     

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