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Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano; Italian Horse Power
Topic Started: Sep 10 2017, 01:56 PM (747 Views)
Murfv
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I found this lurking in an obscure corner of the stash so I decided to give it a go for the Cars GB.
I have to admit that I know nothing about cars in model form or Ferrari's so this will be pretty much an OOB.
A quick look at the parts tells me first job will be de-chroming the chrome plating from the appropriate parts

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Nice Vincent, good to see someone else building a fast car! Though yours will have a lot less decals than mine... :)
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A few pics of the raw materials....

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As mentioned, the first job is to remove the chrome effect so after some research & reading on the interweb, house hold bleach appears to have had some success so I will give it a go.
I have used this bleach in the past for removing old paint plus I had it to hand.
Step 1 place chrome sprue into a suitable size zip-loc bag,
Step 2 add sufficient quantity of bleach to coat the parts you want to de-chrome
Step 3 place sealed bag into leak resistant container(just in case the bag leaks) and leave overnight...
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Nice Vincent! Seems like an unnecessarily high number of parts, is there some over engineering going on? Will you be doing the engine at all, or leaving the bonnet closed?

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Murfv
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Hi Jason, yes there is more in it than I had originally thought will probably go with the closed up look but I will see how I get on with it.
I have been having a look to see what the cockpit lookss like and I think I have a bit of work to do to get it looking the part.

Anyway, after a three hour soak in the bleach here is the result, before and after pics
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Quite please with the result the soak followed by a quick rinse was all that was needed, no scrubbing with a tooth brush or any thing like that, happy days.
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Barry
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Looking forward to seeing this progress vincent
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ReccebyStealth
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Nice choice Vincent, beautiful lines, it'll look great when finished.
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Barry
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Myself and dermot actually seen one of these in gunbarrell grey heading home from the last meeting
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Yes nice to see another fast car
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Def out of your comfort zone Vinny .There was one of these parked beside me at Greenogue one day
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Vincent how are you getting on with this?
Also a quick question re stripping the chrome effect -would oven cleaner work on chrome in the same way?


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