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Old 23rd August 2007, 20:01   #1081
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Ebay has it for $60
Thanks I'll check that ...
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Old 23rd August 2007, 20:06   #1082
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Yep Min cream works very well on the models. I had recommended this earlier in the thread. Good going khanak.
I was pretty worried that the paint may come off due to polishing etc so I never have used any sort of cleaning/polishing liquids till now...
are there any special liquids/wipes etc for die cast paints ..Im sure these paints are not as tough as our real cars.. they could fade ..
any advice on this guys ?

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@chetanhanda: I bought this in Mumbai. I dot think its available around now. Its the Tommi Makkinen EVO VI WRC. The detailing is beautiful.
thanks..for how much in India ?
yep, I know ...the TME edition of Evo 6 is also called the evo 6.5
I got the evo7 WRC, evo 8 street from mitsubishi cars...
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Old 23rd August 2007, 20:12   #1083
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My collection :
1] Skyline F and F
2] Skyline R32 black (stock)
3] Skyline R34 blue (stock)
4] Evo 7 WRC
5] Evo 8 street yellow (stock)
6] Subaru WRX sti blue (stock)
7] Honda civic coupe F and F

I basically collect Jap tuning cars only ..
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I was pretty worried that the paint may come off due to polishing etc so I never have used any sort of cleaning/polishing liquids till now...
are there any special liquids/wipes etc for die cast paints ..Im sure these paints are not as tough as our real cars.. they could fade ..
any advice on this guys ?

I was worried about the same thing, and so tried using a little on a model that was already a little damaged, no harm done, doesnt ruin the stickering on plastic windshield either
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Old 23rd August 2007, 23:23   #1085
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I was worried about the same thing, and so tried using a little on a model that was already a little damaged, no harm done, doesnt ruin the stickering on plastic windshield either
ok... gr8
how long have you been using this ?
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ok... gr8
how long have you been using this ?
I used it first around a week ago
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@Dippy: Where can i get this Min Cream from?
I tried with some local chemist but they don't have any clue about it.........


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My collection :
1] Skyline F and F
2] Skyline R32 black (stock)
3] Skyline R34 blue (stock)
4] Evo 7 WRC
5] Evo 8 street yellow (stock)
6] Subaru WRX sti blue (stock)
7] Honda civic coupe F and F

I basically collect Jap tuning cars only ..


thats quite a collection..could you please post some pics??
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@Dippy: Where can i get this Min Cream from?
I tried with some local chemist but they don't have any clue about it.........


Vijay
Try a few General Stores as well.
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thats quite a collection..could you please post some pics??
ok ... I'll try to upload some pix
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Try a few General Stores as well.

Tried but they have no clue about it, what is the actual purpose of Min Cream??

Is there any other method of cleaning and polishing scale models????

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You could try any hardware store for Min cream. You should find it somewhere. I use liquid Turtle Wax for my models. While Min cream will help you clean the models, waxing them will help the paint remain dust repellent for longer or thats what I feel.
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I used it first around a week ago
"min cream" may really be a good idea..sounds good but we need to see what happens in the long run ..like 2-3 yrs down the line..
wouldn't u think of playing safe and using a gentle lens cleaner cloth with water if reqd...
may sound odd but im pretty hyper abt my die cast models ..
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Never use water! Diecast are alloys of zinc and aluminium and any water, even a little vapor left on unpainted parts of the metal will cause corrosion and wreak havoc on the model. While Min cream does a good job, I would suggest a proven method like waxing. It creates a protective layer against our humid climate.
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Just added a Red 1936 Mercedes 500 K typ specialroadster..









A german icon and a american muscle



Never seem to get the lighting right.. will try to post better pics..

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