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Blue magic

Blue Magic

Use Blue magic to polish clear plastic canopies, windscreens, etc. in airplanes, cars,  helicopters etc. It can also be used on painted surfaces.

How to use Blue Magic :
ball183.gif (1317 bytes)   Wet-sand the clear plastic or paint finish. Start with 320 grit sandpaper and work up through the various grits to 2400. Change the water each time you switch from one grit to the next ( i.e., 320 to 600, etc.) Soak your sandpaper in water for 2-3 days prior to using it.
ball183.gif (1317 bytes)  When finished with the 2400 grit, rinse all dust from the model and dry off the water by blotting gently with tissue.
ball183.gif (1317 bytes)  Begin to polish out the plastic or paint with Blue Magic, using "Q Tips" and a clean, soft cotton cloth ( i.e., and old T-shirt or a new cotton sock). Apply a little Blue Magic at a time, gently buffing out the surface with a clean portion of the cloth until a luster appears.
ball183.gif (1317 bytes)  Check for scratches that may mar the surface. Re-sand the area of the scratch starting with 600 grit paper and move up through the 2400 grit paper. Then re-polish with Blue Magic until you acquire a blemish-free finish.
ball183.gif (1317 bytes)  The type of silicon in Blue Magic helps protect the finish, but it won't inhibit the application of paint. Simply clean the surface to remove finger prints and excess polish, then apply paint over the finish as desired to create accent stripes, details or other special effects.

Courtesy from Micro-Mark - Instruction for Blue magic. MM 0495

Watch crystal cements Watch crystal cement Ideal for cementing clear plastic.
Tamiya cements Plastic cement Tamiya - extra thin / Normal
touch-n-flow "Touch-n-Flow" The applicator specially designed for the precise control of liquid solvent plastic cements and C/A activators.
Stand open end of glass tube in open bottle of liquid solvent plastic cement or C/A activator. Watch liquid rise in the tube as it stands on end. If liquid does not rise in glass tube try flicking end of metal tube with a slight springing action to get it started. Allow to stand long enough to fill glass tube  to the depth of liquid in bottle. If liquid is at a low level in cement bottle, you may want to tip bottle slightly  to allow more liquid to rise in glass tube. Allow the glass tube to fill approx. 1" - 1 1/2" with  liquid.
A few hints for liquid cement application :
First, apply a line of liquid cement by dragging the applicator tip on a piece of paper or card stock. Always drag, never push the tiny tip into your work...The best position for the "Touch-n-flow", when not in your hand, is lying FLAT on your work surface. If a plastic residue builds up on the tip and stops the flow, wipe clean with tissue after dipping  tip in liquid solvent cement. If flow does not start immediately, dip again and drag tip on a piece of paper to restart flow.
Handle with care, this tool is made of glass and is breakable.
Keep out of reach of children.
superglues Cynoacrylate Adhesives
General purpose
nickname Superglue, suitable for use with metals, most plastics,
ceramics, epoxy.
Surfacer from Gunze Sangyo Mr. Surfacer Gunze Sangyo 1000 / 500
Thinners Thinners From : Tamiya, ModelMaster and Gunze Sangyo
iso alcohol Isopropyl
A fast way to clean the model before painting
white glue White Glue Use for temporary holding of small parts.
  Masking Tape Mask off portion while during painting or air-brushing
milliput putty Milliput Putty Milliput is the two part, easy-to-use putty that molds like clay and cures to the hardness of porcelain. Use for scratch building, sculpting, repairing, gap filling, pattern making and customizing. Ideal for military miniatures, ship model parts, plastic models and thousands of other items.
Roll it as thin as 1/64" for making super detailed scale parts. Can be sawn, drilled, filed, sanded and painted when cured. Smoothes with a wet finger and cleans up with water before it cures. Fully cured in 5 hours without heat or sooner with a hair-dryer. The choice of master model makers throughout the world.
Courtesy from Micro-Mark
pastes Artiste Paste Use it for filling up the gap in the ceramic building, or simulate as mud, ( while mix with earth color ) apply on vehicle.
Surface restoration kits
Different grades of sand paper
Restore transparency to clear and color acrylics, .i.e. Plexiglas, Acrylite, Lucite, Polycast.
Restore surface finish and remove minor damage on fiberglass gel coat, polyester, acrylic and other plastic surfaces; tubs, cultured marble, etc.
Polish wood finishes, urethane and polyester, and wood; mahogany, teak, oak, ebony, etc.
This kit comes with :
1 bottle of Micro-glass abrasive paste
1 foam block
1 instruction booklet
1 each, sand paper 2400,3200,4000,6000,8000,12000
A few of 100% cotton flannel
Courtesy of MICRO-MESH
weathering kit Doc
This set of powders let you create an old, weathered appearance on scale vehicles, military models, trains, figures and aircraft. The ultra fine powders are dusted on to simulate the effects of time and the elements. They're also used as weathering washes when mixed with water. Instructions included, non-toxic.
Twelve color set includes Dirty Brown, Mildew Green, Grimy Black, Gritty Yellow, Rusty Red, Faded Blue, Rusty Brown, Grungy Gray, Patina Green, Desert Sand, Highlight White and Muddy Red.
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