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In progress 1968 Firebird
rv1963
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New York, United States
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Posted: Friday, March 04, 2005 - 02:06 PM UTC

Revell 1/25 scale Pontiac Firebird, this is one of Revells best kits in the last few years very accurate parts, goes together good, very little flash. Painted with model master gloss black spray paint rubbed out with the Novus Polishing system, Interior is fully carpeted also has PE seat belt buckles and seat belt material, engine compartment has to many upgrades to list, i think this is my best paint job to date. More pics in my gallery on page 5 and 6, any questions and comments welcome.
Hoovie
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California, United States
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Posted: Friday, March 04, 2005 - 03:02 PM UTC
Hi~
Very good!!
What is the Novus polishing system???
thanks`
Ron
rv1963
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New York, United States
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Posted: Friday, March 04, 2005 - 03:59 PM UTC
The Novus polishing system is a 3 step liquid system, number 3 is a heavy Scratch remover, number 2 is a Fine Scratch remover and number 1is plastic Polish, these should be used after you wet sand the paint to remove all the scratches, it works great i also use nicro mesh abrasive sheets much like sand paper only much smoother.
Hwa-Rang
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Friday, March 04, 2005 - 08:42 PM UTC
WOW, that is one good looking Firebird. Engine and interior looks great.
The paintjob on that body looks awesome. It looks deeeeeeep.
I have to get my hands on that Novus polishing system.
rv1963
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New York, United States
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Posted: Saturday, March 05, 2005 - 02:38 AM UTC
Thanks the Novus system works great it makes beginners look good and i would get the abrasive sheets to they are more flexable than sand paper and get into tite spots better, A few tips never sand the edges except with very smooth sanding sheets you don't want to cut through the paint. wet sand not dry it provides lubrication for the sanding and helps remove and keep the dust down. After painting your car wait at least a week before you start sanding longer if you can wait it lets the paint harden better.