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Old 05-12-2011, 06:21 PM   #2191
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Here is my latest 'Cuda paint job





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Old 05-12-2011, 06:26 PM   #2192
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I like that!
Thank you. I like your Cuda. Real nice scheme and colors.
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Thank you. I like your Cuda. Real nice scheme and colors.
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the bodies are looking great guys...I cant wait to paint up something new.....

looks like VTA is the way to go...its on FIRE!!!!!

keep up the good work
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Old 05-13-2011, 07:39 AM   #2195
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Here is my latest 'Cuda paint job


I absolutely LOVE it. Very well done.
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Ready for some Vta action. http://s1114.photobucket.com/albums/k528/potoczak/
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well i got the body painted up, when it came to mounting it i was just a wee skosh off. oh well in a few weeks i will be painting another one so no biggie. Ever try to round off a box?


Looped, your 'Woodie' Hemi 'Cuda was a huge hit at Thursday's Race! (Metaphorically and Literally speaking) That was awesome to see a woodie Hemi 'Cuda jump over my black and red Boss 302 Mustang in the middle of the track! I apologize for the wild 'waggling' that got in your way during Qualifier #2. I juiced my tires and scrubbed them clean but my rear traction was still non-existent for the whole race. I think it may be a 'Steering Exponential' setting problem on my radio .

Also thanks for taking the job of painting my car body. I really look forward to seeing the final product .
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I absolutely LOVE it. Very well done.
Thanks a lot, I really appreciate that!
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Hey All, need some advice regarding the J71 by Protoform. I'm normally a single color ,keep it simple guy since race bodies tend to take a beating. The rear spoiler on the J71 is part of the mold. Whats the best way to paint it a different color ?? I'm planning on a white nose with black front spoiler, a white stripe running front to back along the middle mold line and then a white rear spoiler. I have some blue painters tape and some liquid mask I've never used. Help the old newbie out !
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Hey All, need some advice regarding the J71 by Protoform. I'm normally a single color ,keep it simple guy since race bodies tend to take a beating. The rear spoiler on the J71 is part of the mold. Whats the best way to paint it a different color ?? I'm planning on a white nose with black front spoiler, a white stripe running front to back along the middle mold line and then a white rear spoiler. I have some blue painters tape and some liquid mask I've never used. Help the old newbie out !
Id say Liquid mask would be the easiest to make sure you get it all covered and cut clean and easiest to remove. Just make sure you do 4-5 coats so it peals out easy.
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Or you could pull off my trick for spoilers and wings...

Lightly cut the paint overspray film after the whole body is painted, remove the spoiler/wing areas, and shoot it from the outside with black or silver. It will go on matte, and you can finish detail with silver or black Sharpie markers to make "rivets."

It's easy, simple and very effective in detailing spoilers, scoops, wings and other details that aren't part of the paint job.





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Or you could pull off my trick for spoilers and wings...

Lightly cut the paint overspray film after the whole body is painted, remove the spoiler/wing areas, and shoot it from the outside with black or silver. It will go on matte, and you can finish detail with silver or black Sharpie markers to make "rivets."

It's easy, simple and very effective in detailing spoilers, scoops, wings and other details that aren't part of the paint job.





Thats a cool idea. How well does it hold up to scratching that way?
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Or you could pull off my trick for spoilers and wings...

Lightly cut the paint overspray film....
It IS a great idea. Just don't be dumb like me and over cut the film like I did on my 'Cuda's front spoiler, which has since resulting in it separating from the body...

And I thought I JUST cut the film!!! Now its held on by backing plates and double-sided tape.

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Thats a cool idea. How well does it hold up to scratching that way?
Very well. It's paint intended to stick to Lexan. Once it has about 24-48 hours to cure, you're probably not getting it off very easily. It holds up as well as could be expected, plus you can touch it up relatively easily with Sharpies.



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And I thought I JUST cut the film!!!
The overspray film is VERY thin. You really only need a slight drag of a very sharp new #11 blade to cut through the film. Some bodies are very thin in certain areas, and it's easy to over-do it. I had an area on the front of the J71 spoiler that suffered the same fate. Nothing a little filament tape and Shoe-Goo can't fix, though. '



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Darned good idea Doug. I think that might be the way to go.
That brings up a question I've been meaning to ask. Has anyone ever painted a body from the outside ?? Aside from scratches and rub marks showing up more, I've always wondered why we paint bodies from the inside. I would think the ability to touch up damage would be a huge benefit.
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