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Old 04-01-2012, 08:46 AM   #2881
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How do you guys prep and paint Vta wheels? What is needed to get it to stick good to the wheel so it don't flake off??
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Old 04-01-2012, 09:07 AM   #2882
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White rims with Rit Dye.. Easy as can be. Nothing to flake off.



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White rims with Rit Dye.. Easy as can be. Nothing to flake off.
...and, just for fun, throw some of your wife's undergarments in with it. It should earn you a nice vacation away from home for a while.
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Seriously, has anyone ever tried that with the body shells? Will the lexan take the dye?

I used to color R/C airplane canopies with it to give them a yellow, orange, blue, red, whatever color tint. But, I don't know if those plastic canopies are just plastic typically, or specifically lexan.

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I think the trick would be just dying the windows. You could try it with liquid mask. Might be a really nice effect.
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Old 04-01-2012, 07:31 PM   #2886
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Hmm this look familiar.. Where did you get your Hot Wheels logos from?

My Hot Wheels rides.



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Hmm this look familiar.. Where did you get your Hot Wheels logos from?

My Hot Wheels rides.

And boy look at that purdy Alan Green Camaro behind it
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The RIT dye works real well to change to color. Holds up nicely. I took these and sprayed gloss clear coat spray over them to shine them a little.
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Old 04-01-2012, 09:13 PM   #2889
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The RIT dye works real well to change to color. Holds up nicely. I took these and sprayed gloss clear coat spray over them to shine them a little.
Took me a second to see it, but the image of the other car in the side of the Javelin is pretty darn cool.
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Took me a second to see it, but the image of the other car in the side of the Javelin is pretty darn cool.
Thanks. It was a lot of fun to paint it in there. Turned out pretty cool.
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I dont see it?
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I dont see it?
Look closely, the 12th scale car image its painted on the side of the VTA car. The painting is arranged so it looks like the VTA wheels and tires line up with where they should be on the image of the 12th scale car.
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:47 AM   #2893
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I'm setting up an Exotek T2 007 for VTA racing and I thought I would try the Pegasus SS (camaro) body. It was available on Phil's Hobby Shop for the ridiculously cheap $15.

Other than the low price, there is not a lot going for this brand. There are no paint masks or decals, no overspray film, and no obvious cut lines for the lower edge. Finally, the lexan is fairly thin. The good news is that I won't feel bad beating it up. Next time I will spend the extra $10 for HPI.

After your experience with the Pegasus Hobbies Camaro SS body, be sure to go to this online poll about VTA bodies and type in a comment about your experience. My first VTA body was a Pegasus Hobbies "Big Fish" Hemi Cuda and after racing that one for a week I swore I will never buy another Pegasus body again.
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I never had a single complaint with the Pegasus 70 mustang. It actually looks tougher than the hpi 70. Plus it is actually a 69 and not a 70. Pretty cool body.
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:49 PM   #2895
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Just looked and the 77/78 trans am was available with the 400. Your right. too big. it wasn't until 80 or 81 the base engine dropped to a 301. The regular firebirds engine was small enough though.

At any rate this body should not be allowed unless you really want to open the flood gates for the 1973 pantera and corvette. you might as well let the 80s mustangs and camaros run as well.
The '77/'78 trans am was the exact same body as the '70 that did race in trans am (both 2nd generation). The only difference is the nose cone and rear bumper. The body is also identical (with exception of the front and rear fascia) to the '70 camaro. There were 2 '70 trans ams that raced in trans am (is that redundant?), one the blue car posted earlier and the other a white trans am raced by Jerry Titus before he was killed in it during testing a riverside I think it was - he and the car were very quick but when he died, Pontiac's program in trans am died with him. They ran 303ci destroked short deck versions of the Pontiac 400 with ram air IV heads. It wouldn't be much of a stretch to allow it in VTA as the 2nd gen trans am and camaro did run in TA in 1970, where the other cars posted never did.
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