Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars

[CUSTOM HOW-TO / LALD 101] Windows

Going to share a great tip/trick that I have learned in my grand crash course in Hot Wheels customizing.

Ever received an old car & you wanted to change the color? Sure you have. So, you go through the process of disassembly (expertly described by mycarneverruns87 here:)

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Great! Now you have a stripped-bare metal shell to work from. That is awesome. Now, if you are re-doing a car that has had ANY play, the windows are probably the largest obstacle to a clean-looking restoration. They are probably fogged up, scratched, yellowed... basically they probably look like shit. Luckily, we have the interwebs, and someone has figured out a solution.

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This video here describes the process for the windows:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdnDewYsNq8

The key to this whole deal is the product. Pledge Floor Care Multi-Surface Finish.

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The tricky part about this product is that there are multiple versions out that are in remarkably similar-looking packaging.

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I actually had to search Wal-Mart's site to find a local store that had the stuff in stock. The ones closest to me had the Hardwood finish stuff, or the Cleaner stuff...but not the Finish stuff.

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This stuff acts like an Acrylic clearcoat, which not only makes your old fogged-up HW windows come back to life...it can also be used to clearcoat your bodies after paint.

Wait, you can use it to clearcoat? Yep. It doesn't seem to last as long as actual clearcoat paint during play, but it is remarkably easy to apply for a great looking shine post-paint.

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Any questions, hit me up.

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