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  1. They just go in a big 3 jaw chuck. The older wheels are a lot more rigid than all the newer crap. Never seen a cracked hotwire. Edit. Might take up to 0.3mm off the face. Sometimes 1mm off the outer lip where the worst curbing is.
  2. The cast surface isn't usually too bad, a quick sand will easily level it out. Painted rims come into work quite often that look and feel really bad but sometimes it's just the paint that's chipped with little to no damage to the alloy underneath. Got any pics of the wheels in question? I like a machined finish but that's because I'm too lazy to polish. That and I don't really know how to polish alloy.
  3. The paint on some alloys is fairly thick. Is soda blasting first an option?
  4. Think he's keen on a mk4 supra next. His skyline lust starts at the r32 so haven't fine tuned that into him yet but he's on a good track. I think the decals really finish off the r34, was kinda plain before they started going on. He's just got the doors to go now then chuck the wheels on.
  5. Mr 10 has gotten brave enough to try putting decals on. He only ripped 1 of the early ones but it worked out fine.
  6. Mr 10 progress so far. His paintings getting neater as he goes and everything’s coming together as it should.
  7. Think I paid close to $10 a pop for the last paints I bought a few years back so stoked with The Hobby Clearance Company prices.
  8. @WhangareiKE70 more dets on your folder please? Looks simple but I can't figure out how you clamp material in it. Is there something missing? I want to build a small set of rollers to roll 3mm flat bar, only need to be 300mm long but haven't been able to settle on a simple and effective design yet.
  9. Your painting and weathering looks amazing Dan. My 10yo boy recently bought his first kitset. Fairly ambitious for a first timer but he loves cool cars so I'm not going to stop him. I've only been giving guidance, he's trimmed, smoothed, painted and glued all the suspension together so far and is doing well. I bought a few paints from this place https://thcc.nz/ Paints were under $5 each and only $3 shipping, good stock and fast turn around. Highly recommended. I've also got an airbrush coming as I was never going to be happy with a brush finish on my Silvia. Just need to stop picking up new projects and get some shit done. Will try get some pics of what the boy's done in the weekend.
  10. @GuyWithAviators I should be able to pick up and hold for you. I'm out and about in a work van most days so can make a detour. PM me some details and I'll see what I can do.
  11. ^very similar to how a nail gun works. Thanks for sharing. "We won't all now build illegal firearms"
  12. Probably no good for Dunedin then. It's already slow enough going up hills.
  13. -Check. -Need all the tools in the back. -Lol, including all the big holes in the front? Heard it makes the heater go better. -Check. Not my money but I quite like my work and value not spending all my time refueling.
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