Minor/Repaint: Clamp Down

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  1. Hired Goons

    Hired Goons Gassy autobot.

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    This is my attempt at painting a figure, turning Generations Red Alert into Clamp Down. I have to make some labels or at least make a police shield stencil. (No, I'm not using white out! :p  )

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    -paul
     

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  2. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    I want to do a ClampDown from Red Alert. Had you considered using alcohol to remove the red instead of painting over it?
     
  3. Hired Goons

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    No, but that is obviously a FANTASTIC IDEA seeing as how white paint over the red hood and door parts kinda sucks. I had no problem with the black, though (which should make any future "dark ____" figures easy...).

    Thanks for the advice! Keep it comin'.
    -paul
     
  4. hXcpunk23

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    I agree, try some alcohol (I use 91% and scrub like a madman). The white paint looks kinda rough. I applaud your attempt and I like where this is heading. White is some tough paint to use properly, man. I'd say if you can't remove the original red paint apps, I'd suggest masking the windows and lightly spraying it with something like Krylon Fusion white. If you haven't used sprays before, read the tutorials on it first.

    Good luck with this project!
     
  5. hippymule

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    cant wait to see how it looks.
     
  6. D-Unit

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    It looks good man, but as HxCPunk said, it really pays to remove the factory coat with alcohol and using spray paint. It will make a great idea look a lot better.
     
  7. Ramrider

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    Good idea, and excellent advice from the others. I plan to do something... similar when I can get hold of a couple Red Alerts.
     
  8. destrongerlupus

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    Magic Erasers also do wonders as a quick and dirty paint-app removal tool!
     
  9. Ramrider

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    Really? That's interesting - how dirty? I think I actually have one of those somewhere.
     
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    While your work looks good, that's one of the great things about posting a thread here is that you can get some useful advice :) 

    It's always good to see more police car customs :)  Thanks for sharing your work :thumb 
     
  11. Hired Goons

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    Thanks for the super (surprisingly) positive feedback and awesome advice, gang! I just made some of my own labels and applied them; I'm gonna scrape off the excess white paint tomorrow and do what I can to preserve the blacks, and then take some pics after cleaning it up. I could start over, but nah, I'll just hold on to this advice for the NEXT project: Paul Stanley Prime!

    (not even a Kiss fan,)
    -paul
     
  12. destrongerlupus

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    So far I've had great luck. If you're stripping tempos off a surfact with molded detailing the magic eraser won't get into the "cracks" but on any flat surface it works just about perfectly.

    I didn't originate the idea but it is by far my favorite new trick from 2010

    D/L
     
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    Nice work Paul!
     
  14. Hired Goons

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    Again, thanks for the positive vibes and advice. I created some of my own labels (pfft) and applied them and then called it a night. (I added a bunch of attached pics in the first post). I'll come back to this guy later. Got some other stuff to do, but I'm a bit wiser. Thanks everyone!

    -paul
     
  15. destrongerlupus

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    Liking the custom labels, great job!
     
  16. nellie131

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    hey ram use the JML magic erasers - found at places like instore or wilkinsons.even cheap enough on ebay. and as to the white paint on this custom, yeah its a bit rough but its so hard to paint with!

    the paint removal would work better with some iso alcohol as mentioned. keep us posted with how it goes!
     
  17. Ramrider

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    Oh, I know what he meant; like I said, I've already got one - somewhere - but I've never thought to try using it for paint removal before. :p  If I can find it, it will get tested; it's an excellent tip.
     
  18. nellie131

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    Well it does work.needs a bit of hefty rubbing in places and the good thing is, is it's slightly abrasive so gives a good base for paints! Really are magic for customs lol!
     
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    remove the paint with alcohol!
     

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