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Old 08-18-2013, 06:39 AM   #4126
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I bought one of Gary McAllister's new Trans AM bodies.... Sa-Weet! I love the way it fits my TC3. Really nice. Being me, it had to be ORANGE of course. Everything is Faskolor. I cut the hood image with a fresh cup of coffee yesterday morning. That was a pain, but looks nice on the finished body. My driver looks like The STIG, so, maybe Top Gear will invite me on the show? OK, probably not.









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Old 08-18-2013, 06:47 AM   #4127
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All that work and it is not VTA legal? (no number on the hood )

Is that what you're running at the Southern Nationals?

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Old 08-18-2013, 07:53 AM   #4128
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I'm pretty partial to orange too...looks good...Novak will like it too. Great job on the hood graphics.

Our 69 Mustang and 70 Pontiac Trans Am are both VTA legal.
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Old 08-18-2013, 08:48 AM   #4129
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Looks sharp, Scott!!
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Old 08-18-2013, 03:24 PM   #4130
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Thanks. I'll get a matching hood number on there for official competion. Or, take a Sharpie and write it on there!
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Old 08-19-2013, 04:01 PM   #4131
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My Pro4 VTA. This thing is great. Drives like its on rails. The hood is painted on the inside and was masked off and sand blasted at a low pressure from the outside to get it flat black.





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Old 08-19-2013, 04:26 PM   #4132
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The rear wing on your PRO4/HPI Mustang is mounted illegally per USVTA rules. It is probably slowing you down if you are running a 25.5 motor.

Here is a snippet of the rules from the USVTA website (http://www.usvintagetransam.com/rules/index.html)
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Here is a properly mounted rear "wing" on the HPI '70 Mustang (http://www.hpiracing.com/assets/imag...pp_800_600.jpg)

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Old 08-25-2013, 11:17 AM   #4133
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I did some decals, and shipped a handfull of McAllister Firebird bodies to Canada - where those guys run their version of the US VTA - which is called CVTA (not sure what their rules are)

This is Rob Brandow's car

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It's a combo class. Made for beginners. The vta part is almost the same except we use 21.5 motors (roar approved) and no fdr (new)


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I am looking to do my next vta body completely flat black. I have read about scuffing/sanding. I wamm wondering what grit to use. I did a sample with 150 GRIT and it still seemed shiny after 3 coats.

Any suggestions.

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I am looking to do my next vta body completely flat black. I have read about scuffing/sanding. I wamm wondering what grit to use. I did a sample with 150 GRIT and it still seemed shiny after 3 coats.

Any suggestions.

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If you have access to an airbrush I would use straight paint thinner sprayed on the outside and black on the inside.
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One of our professional painters here just uses this clear matte finish stuff in a rattle can on the outside after painting it black on the inside looks perfect.

No airbrush needed.

Both of these were done that way:





Look at the #68 on the hood. You can see where he masked over the 68, which is paint on the inside, there is a thin line of the shiny black showing through.
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I add baby powder to the black to get a flat black Finnish.
I just need to remember to label it. I always forget to.
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I forgot to mention that I want to paint on the outside because I am going to put silver on the inside so when it gets scratched it will show silver .

Don't have a air brush.

I think the stuff you are talking about is tamiya ps-55 clear flat
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Correct me if I'm wrong (everyone), but if you paint the body on the outside then I think that Pactra Outlaw Black will be pretty flat without any mods. I know one person who has used Krylon for Plastics with good results.

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