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Old 06-13-2012, 07:33 AM   #3076
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Had a friend use it, against my advice, on a 66 mustang. Threw the body out after two races because it had flaked so much.

If the paint is hot enough to craze the surface and actually stick then you run the risk of damaging the lexan. This can cause the finish to appear fuzzy or even dull in severe cases. Lacquer does not like to stick to smooth surfaces so unless you prime the surface or sand it to give it some bite the paint will flake. It would be a risk to use laquer paint on a rc lexan body. Maybe you will get lucky but chances are your project will end up ruined.


All we used back in the day was Testors/Pactra lacquer paint with no problems at all , whether we used scotch brite on the bodies or not .
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Old 06-14-2012, 02:14 PM   #3077
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This is not a USVTA legal body. Forgive the long body posts as I was test fitting for another individual.

HPI 1978 Pontiac Firebird "Bandit"
Paint: Tamiya PS-5 Black
Wheels: HPI Vintage 8-spoke black (26mm front/31mm rear)
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Notes: This is a 1-piece body with add-on lexan rear spoiler. HPI includes light buckets. All detail of body pictured is from included decals. Take your time applying all decals. Use plenty of soapy water (or Windex) when applying the window tint decals. Make sure to work out any air bubbles.

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You have the right audience. Legal or not we are the peeps who would appreciate that.

I was thinking about running one as a USGT car.
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Sorry DP.
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You have the right audience. Legal or not we are the peeps who would appreciate that.
+1!

Maybe if you actually put Bandit and Frog in there, then it would be VTA legal since it had drivers?

Can't we make one little bitty exception to the rules?

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Old 06-14-2012, 07:36 PM   #3081
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+1!

Maybe if you actually put Bandit and Frog in there, then it would be VTA legal since it had drivers?

Can't we make one little bitty exception to the rules?

Not saying a word lol...but Ive got 2 of them and they will be the OFFICIAL Pace Cars for the 2012 US VTA Southern Nationals in Music City, USA in Sept
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Old 06-15-2012, 08:19 AM   #3082
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Not saying a word lol...but Ive got 2 of them and they will be the OFFICIAL Pace Cars for the 2012 US VTA Southern Nationals in Music City, USA in Sept
That's awesome! Now there are 2 Pontiac Trans Am official Pace Cars for VTA. The pace car we are using here at Mike's Hobby Shop is a 1972 Pontiac TA originally made by Nikko.
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Old 06-15-2012, 08:45 AM   #3083
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Had a friend use it, against my advice, on a 66 mustang. Threw the body out after two races because it had flaked so much.

If the paint is hot enough to craze the surface and actually stick then you run the risk of damaging the lexan. This can cause the finish to appear fuzzy or even dull in severe cases. Lacquer does not like to stick to smooth surfaces so unless you prime the surface or sand it to give it some bite the paint will flake. It would be a risk to use laquer paint on a rc lexan body. Maybe you will get lucky but chances are your project will end up ruined.
All I use is lacquer on all my bodies never had any problem with crazing and I have been painting for years
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Old 06-15-2012, 10:06 AM   #3084
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I thought I'd start a PIC thread for all the cool TA paint.

Please limit comments and stay on topic, pics & paint. Links to paint ideals, real TA racing sites ok.

POST'EM UP Fellas! or repost if you had posted in the other TA thread.

ENJOY! the Vintage paint.

NEW! The unofficial, Official USTVA Pace Car!


My TC4, 68 HPI Camaro. Sorry for my poor quality pics but all I got at this time. I'm ready to paint another one!

dont forget I started this thread...lol
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Old 06-15-2012, 02:31 PM   #3085
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All I use is lacquer on all my bodies never had any problem with crazing and I have been painting for years
Looks like I am being proven wrong. I have never had good luck with lacquer on rc bodies and I have never had any luck with bare metal on full size cars. I guess with my technique I really need a nice primer coat. I have recently switched to urethane primer for a 1962 c10 I am doing right now. I love the high build and it is very easy to sand. Can't wait to try it out on a 1963 corvette we just started sanding. Glad the lacquer seems to work for you but for me it doesn't do well at all. Never really liked shooting it. If you have any tips for lacquer on lexan I would love to hear them. I would like to try it out.
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Old 06-16-2012, 01:20 AM   #3086
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Chuck Norris...lol
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Old 06-16-2012, 08:47 AM   #3087
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lol....Dirla posted it up at the track and its running wild....this body belongs to Team Road Block/ABM, they are running the Protoform J71, for the .....

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Looks like I am being proven wrong. I have never had good luck with lacquer on rc bodies and I have never had any luck with bare metal on full size cars. I guess with my technique I really need a nice primer coat. I have recently switched to urethane primer for a 1962 c10 I am doing right now. I love the high build and it is very easy to sand. Can't wait to try it out on a 1963 corvette we just started sanding. Glad the lacquer seems to work for you but for me it doesn't do well at all. Never really liked shooting it. If you have any tips for lacquer on lexan I would love to hear them. I would like to try it out.
The only way I ever got lacquer to not flake off a lexan lexan body was by spraying the inside of the body with clear krylon first so the lacquer would tack to the body. Then a final coat of krylon again after it was done.

Another alternative to finding paints, is using the water base paints that you can get at the crafts stores, for the ceramic ornaments, they have racks of different colours and usually have them on sale for .99 cents a bottle. They work the same as the Parma paints.
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Arent the Pactra and Tamiya PS paints lacquer based paints? Are they not made for lexan? I really can't say whats up with some people having no problem at all, myself included, while others have adhesion failures, or cracking or flaking. I trim/wash/mask and spray. Most of the time I do not scuff. No issues. And I'm not that great of a driver so as it turns out its pretty durable too.

As far as the craft store paint goes, Createx colors and Createx Wicked air or Auto air goes on much like Parma Faskolor. In fact Createx helped them make the formulas for their paints. I can not vouch for any other craft store paint, but if it will stick and is flexible then you might do pretty well with it.
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