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The following is a sample of a "how to" on using the paint templates and how they work.
THE SAMPLE IS AN RRR #1409 ALFA ROMEO T-jet
REMOVE ALL interior sections of templates and set-aside before attempting to paint.
Save inside parts of template in case you remove wrong ones.
PRECLEAN body of car VERY well. If it is a resin RRR resin body soak body in lacquer thinner for 1 minute and remove. For regular original Aurora bodies use good soap & water.
"PATIENCE IS THE KEY TO A GOOD PAINT JOB."
For paint tips, etc. go to myFAQ Paint page
I removed the interior template and aligned the back with the small "step" in the body, and the steering column section. Masking tape is used to control overspray.
I sprayed the interior with high-gloss black DUPLI-COLOR spray paint put in my airbrush cup.
Remove template. The sooner the template is removed the better your results will be.
Next, the side template is installed. There are 2 "L" shaped corners marked on the template for alignment of template w/wheel openings and bottom of body (arrows). Mask edges.
Again, Dupli-Color paints are used to paint sides. Remove template quickly.
Paint both sides.
Apply front nose round template and mask appropriately.
RRR body molds have such fine resolution and details that if our fingerprints get onto the mold master we will mold our fingerprints into every car. So, in many cases, you can actually see the small height differences in the old paint locations from the original master if you hold the car in the light at an angle.
Paint white and remove template.
BE SURE PAINTS ARE THOROUGHLY DRY BEFORE
APPLYING NEXT TEMPLATE!!!
Set driver template- but DON'T press top templates too hard onto fresh paint underneath.
If templates seem too sticky and removes the 1st paint,
lessen tack on back by tamping with fingers.
Set car aside to thoroughly let paints dry.
Set and align the side number template onto car. Paint black.
Set front number template and mask again.
Set the headlight/front wing template.
Simply align headlight and let it lightly touch the body.
Don't try to conform the template to all the rounded contours of the front fender.
Shoot silver paint straight down from above.
Carefully remove template, not letting it touch the front wing.
Paint other side the same way.
Apply rear gas cap template and spray silver.
Install painted driver head (RRR #1320).
Then window glass and a finally a new chassis (RRR #394).
You're ready to go.
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