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58005 / 58008 Countach 1 month 4 weeks ago #64666

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Hi Lem, I think that rings a bell.
Any toothpaste ? I'm assuming it's working as an abrasive ?

Cheers.

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58005 / 58008 Countach 1 month 4 weeks ago #64667

Toothpaste is great for windows.
My headlights on my real car got foggy on the plastic lenses after a carwash, and all I had at that moment was a old tube with toothpaste, worked very well.
Wonder if those with whitening effect is more coarse or if they just bleach the teeths..

But to keep them like that for longer period, plastic polishing is better.
There is headlight polishing kits out there that is intended for that task.
Due low funds I ended up just to buy a bottle of Turtle Wax Plastic Renew as it was on sale and I can use it both on real car and other plastics.

Johnny Retro has written a great article on the plastic polihing subject.
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58005 / 58008 Countach 1 month 4 weeks ago #64668

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i use toothpaste for my russian diver watches (acryllic glass), works great. I can also recommend polish paste from watch makers like this:
Polywatch

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58005 / 58008 Countach 1 month 4 weeks ago #64669

I learned the toothpaste tric from this guy
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58005 / 58008 Countach 1 month 4 weeks ago #64670

I restored the headlights of my pt cruiser with toothpast and when I had some money, with gs27 lights restore products.

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58005 / 58008 Countach 1 month 4 weeks ago #64671

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Thanks guys. I've got the Novus polish's, but this needs something like multiple grades of wet and dry to get it started.
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58005 / 58008 Countach 1 month 4 weeks ago #64673

Good Luck Al.
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58005 / 58008 Countach 1 month 4 weeks ago #64686

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Some parts turned up today and having spent yesterday cleaning up some of the other bits, it meant I could crack on with the build.

Following the manual, so rear tyre and axle.

Gear box. Had a lucky find in a spares box. I was short of a few original screws, but found some.

 

Motor.

 

And the front uprights.
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58005 / 58008 Countach 1 month 4 weeks ago #64687

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Steering servo sorted.

 

Front bumper attached. 

 

Mechanism deck attached. I think you could call that a roller.



 

And just for fun, chucked a body on top to give a hint of the final thing.
It does look stunning this car. I'm stripping the paint off the black shell parts so I'll hopefully be able to get a shell started properly for this.
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58005 / 58008 Countach 1 month 4 weeks ago #64690

Roooohhhh awesome. I like that.
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