Tips for Disassembling & Refinishing a Diecast 1/18 Midget

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Tips for Disassembling & Refinishing a Diecast 1/18 Midget

Post by Joe » Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:44 pm

I really only have experience with the 1/18 R&R midgets, so I'll start. Guys feel free to add on whatever your like.

Tools for Dissasembly:
1. A couple small Phillips screwdrivers
2. A small Standard Flat screwdriver
3. An Exacto Knife
4. Some sort of glue debonder i.e. Z-7, 100% Acetone, Goo Gone or Goof Off
5. Paint Stripper --- PLEASE READ AND UNDERSTAND HOW TO USE AND HANDLE PAINT STRIPPER!!!!!! Rubber gloves, eye protection, and an EXTREMELY well ventilated area are a MUST.
6. Wire Brushes, a big and a small.
7. PATIENCE

Tips:
Wheels & Tires are just pressed on.
The sail panels right behind the driver are plastic, you'll need to remove them before using the stripper because it will eat them. (Yes I learned this from experience LOL)
Keep a small container with a lid handy for all the small screws and parts etc.
there is a screw behind the right arm guard you have to remove to seperate the right frame side from the seat and engine.
Use a metal etching primer on the metal. You probably dont HAVE TO, but I prefer it. At least use a good automotive grade primer.

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Re: Tips for Disassembling & Refinishing a Diecast 1/18 Midg

Post by jlstew25 » Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:26 am

My tip of the day is to use a freeze and release spray on the screws to avoid stripping the scews. I think Loctite makes it, check with you local parts store.
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Re: Tips for Disassembling & Refinishing a Diecast 1/18 Midg

Post by Hursty » Sat Jun 23, 2012 2:36 pm

A BIG hammer for when it all goes pear shaped.... ;) LOL

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Re: Tips for Disassembling & Refinishing a Diecast 1/18 Midg

Post by Geoff » Sun Jun 24, 2012 7:28 pm

Hursty wrote:A BIG hammer for when it all goes pear shaped.... ;) LOL
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