Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars

So I decided I should photograph the polishing steps to really see how each step alters the look.

Since I am doing a bunch of vipers as a sort of series I decided to showcase a Viper GTSR. This is a really great casting but it doesn't seem like Hot Wheels has been able to capture its potential.

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Started as:

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(not my pic)

After stripping the paint, looked like so:

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Next step was to go 400 grit sandpaper. This was the main one used to remove the blemishes/seams:

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Next for 600 grit: (in the future I will just go from 400 grit to 800)

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And then 800:

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Then 1000 grit:

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Final stage for sandpaper, 2000:

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Finally, the buffing stage with some polishing clay on a felt cone with my dremel and a final dry buff with a felt disc:

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Now with the polished crew!

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Did a Jag XJ220 as well. A viper SRT-10 and RT/10 are in the pipeline :D

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