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Customizing 101

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  1. crazyray78
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    How to make a 1/24 custom start to finish

    this is how i strip my cars that i use, i get an empty metal 1 gallon paint can. pour some stripper inside enough to fill the bottom of the can. then i put the car inside the can and close the...
    this is how i strip my cars that i use, i get an empty metal 1 gallon paint can. pour some stripper inside enough to fill the bottom of the can. then i put the car inside the can and close the lid. then in about like an couple of hours the car is bubbling up and the paint comes off. i may...
    this is how i strip my cars that i use, i get an empty metal 1 gallon paint can. pour some stripper inside enough to fill the bottom of the can. then i put the car inside the can and close the lid. then in about like an couple of hours the car...
    this is how i strip my cars that i use, i get an empty metal 1 gallon paint can. pour some stripper inside enough to fill the bottom of the can. then i put the car inside the can and close the...
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  2. minicup
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    1/64 Custom How to

    Decals: Regarding decals, since we don't have a color printer, I have to go to Staples to get the templates printed. But I was actually considering getting it on a glossy paper and see if they can...
    Decals: Regarding decals, since we don't have a color printer, I have to go to Staples to get the templates printed. But I was actually considering getting it on a glossy paper and see if they can use shipping label paper to make it like a sticker. Thus, all I'll have to do is (very carefully)...
    Decals: Regarding decals, since we don't have a color printer, I have to go to Staples to get the templates printed. But I was actually considering getting it on a glossy paper and see if they can use shipping label paper to make it like a...
    Decals: Regarding decals, since we don't have a color printer, I have to go to Staples to get the templates printed. But I was actually considering getting it on a glossy paper and see if they can...
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  3. Ron3fan
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    Suppliers of 1/64 decals

    here is a place i just used. they are decals for the new 1/64 challenger but i warn you they dont appear to fit well. no wheel well cut outs and the headlight grille and tail lights are way too...
    here is a place i just used. they are decals for the new 1/64 challenger but i warn you they dont appear to fit well. no wheel well cut outs and the headlight grille and tail lights are way too small. jury is out till i try them.
    here is a place i just used. they are decals for the new 1/64 challenger but i warn you they dont appear to fit well. no wheel well cut outs and the headlight grille and tail lights are way too small. jury is out till i try them.
    here is a place i just used. they are decals for the new 1/64 challenger but i warn you they dont appear to fit well. no wheel well cut outs and the headlight grille and tail lights are way too...
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  4. crismendez

    How to get Matte Finish?

    on my side i used Tamiya flat clear they work well
    on my side i used Tamiya flat clear they work well
    on my side i used Tamiya flat clear they work well
    on my side i used Tamiya flat clear they work well
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  5. rih7t

    COT Variation Year to Year

    Yes the splitters are different. The ARC ones are a different shape and also the braces are different as well.
    Yes the splitters are different. The ARC ones are a different shape and also the braces are different as well.
    Yes the splitters are different. The ARC ones are a different shape and also the braces are different as well.
    Yes the splitters are different. The ARC ones are a different shape and also the braces are different as well.
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  6. VietnamVet67

    Need side window

    I will send you the bill
    I will send you the bill
    I will send you the bill
    I will send you the bill
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  7. 8timechamp

    Newbie

    Use a sponge brush...not bristle for a smooth finish..there are various how to's on this or most any modeling sites
    Use a sponge brush...not bristle for a smooth finish..there are various how to's on this or most any modeling sites
    Use a sponge brush...not bristle for a smooth finish..there are various how to's on this or most any modeling sites
    Use a sponge brush...not bristle for a smooth finish..there are various how to's on this or most any modeling sites
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  8. Nascar24

    2019 1/24 side window removal tips?

    Thank you very much for that tip, I appreciate it!
    Thank you very much for that tip, I appreciate it!
    Thank you very much for that tip, I appreciate it!
    Thank you very much for that tip, I appreciate it!
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  9. jim43fan

    {$title} Custom Decals

    Thanks! I'll check it out!
    Thanks! I'll check it out!
    Thanks! I'll check it out!
    Thanks! I'll check it out!
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  10. KC Kenseth Fan

    Autograph removal

    The AXE Body Spray does work. Took an auto right off to my surprise. I won't use it anymore for its intended purpose.
    The AXE Body Spray does work. Took an auto right off to my surprise. I won't use it anymore for its intended purpose.
    The AXE Body Spray does work. Took an auto right off to my surprise. I won't use it anymore for its intended purpose.
    The AXE Body Spray does work. Took an auto right off to my surprise. I won't use it anymore for its intended purpose.
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  11. mgleba

    2019 Custom Help

    On my side I always use a drill with a little bit bigger mesh and I slowly drill the rivet down. It will pop by itself. You can try it next time it also work well ,
    On my side I always use a drill with a little bit bigger mesh and I slowly drill the rivet down. It will pop by itself. You can try it next time it also work well ,
    On my side I always use a drill with a little bit bigger mesh and I slowly drill the rivet down. It will pop by itself. You can try it next time it also work well ,
    On my side I always use a drill with a little bit bigger mesh and I slowly drill the rivet down. It will pop by itself. You can try it next time it also work well ,
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  12. iowariggsfan

    help with a custom

    I dont know if he gona have it but i always use Mike decal for my custom. In my opinion the quality is also better . You can also try there
    I dont know if he gona have it but i always use Mike decal for my custom. In my opinion the quality is also better . You can also try there
    I dont know if he gona have it but i always use Mike decal for my custom. In my opinion the quality is also better . You can also try there
    I dont know if he gona have it but i always use Mike decal for my custom. In my opinion the quality is also better . You can also try there
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  13. Nascar24

    Windshield removal/replacement options on a 2005 Elite...

    Yeah, after I popped out the lower part of the windshield, I could see it was still securely connected at the top.....the metal strips have a hole in the top of them that is glued in over small...
    Yeah, after I popped out the lower part of the windshield, I could see it was still securely connected at the top.....the metal strips have a hole in the top of them that is glued in over small studs.....It's very difficult to get in there to get them loose & probably even harder to install a...
    Yeah, after I popped out the lower part of the windshield, I could see it was still securely connected at the top.....the metal strips have a hole in the top of them that is glued in over small studs.....It's very difficult to get in there to get...
    Yeah, after I popped out the lower part of the windshield, I could see it was still securely connected at the top.....the metal strips have a hole in the top of them that is glued in over small...
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  14. BadDad5

    What Happend to HOCustom?

    Will do..Thanks brother!
    Will do..Thanks brother!
    Will do..Thanks brother!
    Will do..Thanks brother!
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  15. liftedtoyz

    Decal help

    Looking for a set of 1/24 scale Bill Elliott #9 Dahlonega Ford 1975/76.
    Looking for a set of 1/24 scale Bill Elliott #9 Dahlonega Ford 1975/76.
    Looking for a set of 1/24 scale Bill Elliott #9 Dahlonega Ford 1975/76.
    Looking for a set of 1/24 scale Bill Elliott #9 Dahlonega Ford 1975/76.
    1976bill.jpg
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  16. Jace

    Danica Patrick Dan Wheldon Tribute Hood Decals

    Does anyone know where I can get this decal setup on a hood, assuming I just paint the hood black?
    Does anyone know where I can get this decal setup on a hood, assuming I just paint the hood black?
    Does anyone know where I can get this decal setup on a hood, assuming I just paint the hood black?
    Does anyone know where I can get this decal setup on a hood, assuming I just paint the hood black?
    whedon hood.PNG
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  17. comm2679

    Jeff Gordon Transformers and Farmville Wraps from Pattos

    Here is his username....... blg1267 Just ask him and tell him I referred you. He has done several cars for me, and I love his work and it's ver reasonably priced.
    Here is his username....... blg1267 Just ask him and tell him I referred you. He has done several cars for me, and I love his work and it's ver reasonably priced.
    Here is his username....... blg1267 Just ask him and tell him I referred you. He has done several cars for me, and I love his work and it's ver reasonably priced.
    Here is his username....... blg1267 Just ask him and tell him I referred you. He has done several cars for me, and I love his work and it's ver reasonably priced.
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  18. MarcosAmbrose

    Looking for Katherine Legge JD Motorsports 1/24 decals

    Pattos will probably have them in a week or two. He is pretty quick with the NASCAR decals...
    Pattos will probably have them in a week or two. He is pretty quick with the NASCAR decals...
    Pattos will probably have them in a week or two. He is pretty quick with the NASCAR decals...
    Pattos will probably have them in a week or two. He is pretty quick with the NASCAR decals...
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  19. jim43fan

    COT Splitter Removal

    Nice, I may try that but I still will use the straight pins for my back-up fix :)
    Nice, I may try that but I still will use the straight pins for my back-up fix :)
    Nice, I may try that but I still will use the straight pins for my back-up fix :)
    Nice, I may try that but I still will use the straight pins for my back-up fix :)
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  20. Oldtimer

    Testing the Waters - 1/18 scale Nascar-type fuel dump cans

    Final Version of both types. Going to begin production soon, watch for them on eBay, seller name: ibj40
    Final Version of both types. Going to begin production soon, watch for them on eBay, seller name: ibj40
    Final Version of both types. Going to begin production soon, watch for them on eBay, seller name: ibj40
    Final Version of both types. Going to begin production soon, watch for them on eBay, seller name: ibj40
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  21. liftedtoyz

    1/24 xfinity toyota

    Have a 2015 xfinity car wondering what years I could use it for. Thank you for the help
    Have a 2015 xfinity car wondering what years I could use it for. Thank you for the help
    Have a 2015 xfinity car wondering what years I could use it for. Thank you for the help
    Have a 2015 xfinity car wondering what years I could use it for. Thank you for the help
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  22. Insane Galvatron

    Taking apart early 90s Racing Champions 1/24?

    I want to make some custom Days of Thunder cars, but the Action Lumina tool is just too expensive to buy 5 times over. I like the detail on the Revell cars. They are cheap, have opening hood, and...
    I want to make some custom Days of Thunder cars, but the Action Lumina tool is just too expensive to buy 5 times over. I like the detail on the Revell cars. They are cheap, have opening hood, and screws holding them together to make things easy. However, the Lumina's are a crap shoot ( see my...
    I want to make some custom Days of Thunder cars, but the Action Lumina tool is just too expensive to buy 5 times over. I like the detail on the Revell cars. They are cheap, have opening hood, and screws holding them together to make things easy....
    I want to make some custom Days of Thunder cars, but the Action Lumina tool is just too expensive to buy 5 times over. I like the detail on the Revell cars. They are cheap, have opening hood, and...
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  23. Insane Galvatron

    Bending diecast

    I have seen people added polystyrene pieces to mold the new look along w/ bondo to form the new shape that is needed.
    I have seen people added polystyrene pieces to mold the new look along w/ bondo to form the new shape that is needed.
    I have seen people added polystyrene pieces to mold the new look along w/ bondo to form the new shape that is needed.
    I have seen people added polystyrene pieces to mold the new look along w/ bondo to form the new shape that is needed.
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