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Old 05-13-2011, 07:43 PM   #2206
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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.
Personally I think its for the simple reasons there is more rubbing and wrecking in our hobby then in real life. And it allows the looks to be maintained longer.

Think about an 1/8th scale nitro buggy and how many times you see them marshaled from their roofs. Paint job wouldnt last more then 1 race. Again this is just my opinion on it.
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Old 05-13-2011, 07:49 PM   #2207
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Over the last couple of years, a few of the Chicago racers (including Rob King) were racing with what they called "murdered out" flat black cars, and they looked pretty cool when decaled and numbered up. Kevin Kane ran a flat army green NSX at the USVTA Scale Nats this year that looked really cool.

I have been tinkering with the idea of replicating the Chevrolet Z06X and Z28X concept car matte pearl white on a USGT body, too...




Traditionally, Lexan paints up from the inside for durability and shine. If you want flatness or a matte finish, it's certainly an option to paint the outside, but it's a lot more difficult to get a consistent finish when painting that way.

Not to mention that many paints WILL wipe off if contacted with denatured alcohol, WD40, Naptha, tire sauce, etc. if you are cleaning tire scuffs off the body with any type of fluids at any point.


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Old 05-13-2011, 08:35 PM   #2208
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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...
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Sometimes that just happens. Especially if its the first runs of the Cuda shell in the thinner lexan.

On the matte finishes, You can take the tamiya clear frost and matte out any paintjob. Just do it regular on the inside and then spray the frost on the out. Be sure to mask outside your windows.
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When it comes to old school racing there is none badder than this!!!
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Old 05-17-2011, 11:45 AM   #2211
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Nice color choices!
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Nice color choices!
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this one could be better
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How 'bout this?

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For a Buddies son his first time out running a full season. He likes Blue and Green and the number 88




This one is just because I saw a car done with stars but it was not a good picture


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Here's my latest creation. It's a HPI '66 Mustang GT painted with the colors and decals from the HPI #7428 Saleen Mustang Body.


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just about to start racing VTA at my local club
Its a bit rough but will look good going around the track.
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just about to start racing VTA at my local club
Its a bit rough but will look good going around the track.
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Somthing simple for myself, first body that I've painted for me in 6 months, all painted on the inside.





Here is a pic of the real world version
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