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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. Mike KB-41

    Step 1 Done!!

    Musgrave #1 Mopar?
    Musgrave #1 Mopar?
    Musgrave #1 Mopar?
    Musgrave #1 Mopar?
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  5. SouthGeorgiaCollectibles

    Paint Stripping

    I'm noticing that with the 2012 and up cars ,my paint stripper doesn't seem to do its job all the way... what type of stripper do you guys use for the newer diecasts?
    I'm noticing that with the 2012 and up cars ,my paint stripper doesn't seem to do its job all the way... what type of stripper do you guys use for the newer diecasts?
    I'm noticing that with the 2012 and up cars ,my paint stripper doesn't seem to do its job all the way... what type of stripper do you guys use for the newer diecasts?
    I'm noticing that with the 2012 and up cars ,my paint stripper doesn't seem to do its job all the way... what type of stripper do you guys use for the newer diecasts?
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  6. SouthGeorgiaCollectibles

    Anyway to fix a cracked winshield????

    Now I know for sure. Like I said, I never tried it.. I don't use it as a clear coat either..
    Now I know for sure. Like I said, I never tried it.. I don't use it as a clear coat either..
    Now I know for sure. Like I said, I never tried it.. I don't use it as a clear coat either..
    Now I know for sure. Like I said, I never tried it.. I don't use it as a clear coat either..
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  7. SouthGeorgiaCollectibles

    Remove wing from COT decklid????

    I've found that dollup or two of white glue is more than enough to re-adhere the wing to the decklid, and much more forgiving than super glue.
    I've found that dollup or two of white glue is more than enough to re-adhere the wing to the decklid, and much more forgiving than super glue.
    I've found that dollup or two of white glue is more than enough to re-adhere the wing to the decklid, and much more forgiving than super glue.
    I've found that dollup or two of white glue is more than enough to re-adhere the wing to the decklid, and much more forgiving than super glue.
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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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.
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  20. 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?
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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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