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Old 01-12-2009, 08:58 PM   #676
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DodgeBoy did you say that you were cutting your own window mask? Your lines for the chrome edging are tight.

On another note I have a question about using automotive paints on lexan. Aside from the paints that we all know work on lexan, like Faskolor and Createx, Pactra, Tamiya and the House of Kolor, I was looking for more options. I have asked my local paint shop about getting some automotive laquers for use on Lexan. There were two responses. 1. That getting Auto Laquer was difficult and that 2. It was very brittle and would spatter like eggshell. I have heard just the opposite about the laquer. I know somewhere there are guys using some HOK paints that are automotive. This paint shop reccommended using and automotive urethane base coat instead and, of all things he had a Lexan shell from an 1/8 scale oval car that had been sprayed with it. The paint looked like it was holding up pretty good to a beating.

Anyone else using an alternative paint source?
I do mask of my windows and then trim them out to get the fine line. The mask's that come with the car don't fit right .
As for paint I use PPG and I get it from a place called Model Car World They have many different correct colors I can paint three bodies with one 2 oz bottle of paint from them http://mcwautomotivefinishes.com/ that is the site I get it from . As long as I scuff the body I have never had paint come off.
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Old 01-12-2009, 09:07 PM   #677
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I'm going to get into VTA racing, and have a few questions, probably more cosmetic then functional. First, What's the size of the Tires and wheels that I have to buy in order to have the them look flush to the sides of a Mustang body. I'm looking for a TC4 or TC5 platform for the body to sit on. Second whats the biggest size diameter I can use?
The 0 offset 26mm rims are in the front, the +6mm offset 30mm rims go in the rear. There is only 1 tire for the front and one for the rear, no double stuffing the tire with inserts or anything like that. So basically you just run the tires as they are.

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Old 01-13-2009, 08:26 PM   #678
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Just finished my car. Cant wait to start racing it.

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Old 01-15-2009, 08:34 PM   #679
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I make custom numbers and sponsor sheets. All T/A decals are for exterior application.

Custom Numbers - 9" x 11" sheet (approx), enough to make 5 cars, $8 - shipping included.
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Old 01-15-2009, 08:40 PM   #680
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I do mask of my windows and then trim them out to get the fine line. The mask's that come with the car don't fit right .
As for paint I use PPG and I get it from a place called Model Car World They have many different correct colors I can paint three bodies with one 2 oz bottle of paint from them http://mcwautomotivefinishes.com/ that is the site I get it from . As long as I scuff the body I have never had paint come off.
Thank You! I appreciate the help.
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Old 01-16-2009, 08:05 AM   #681
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Here is another example of some decals done by "Kropy". Great product, communiction and service.
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Old 01-19-2009, 01:29 PM   #682
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Does anyone know where I can get a vectored image of the USVTA Trans Am logo? Just curious, thanks
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Old 01-20-2009, 11:10 PM   #684
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Those using the Testors paint in a can are you applying thin coats and if so how many coats per color? I did a body and the first wall I hit it flaked off instantly. I used soap and water to clean and windex in between painting to get the greasy paw prints off the body from taping it. Will Shoe Goo eat away at the paint? Can I spray another name brand on after the Testors?

Sorry for all the questions it bugs me and wanna get to to the bottom of this before I paint another one
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Here are a few pictures of what it looked liked when I painted it, I copied Andy's theme
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Old 01-20-2009, 11:16 PM   #686
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The paint did flak off at the hood and did not have Shoe Goo to protect it. Could have this been prevented if I would have put some on. Would heavy coats play a role in this as well?
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Old 01-21-2009, 07:01 AM   #687
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the Regular Testors Enamel Paint is not designed to be used on Lexan car bodies , for it does not adhere to the body . You half to use the Testors Lacquer based sprays and scuff the body out before you paint them.
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Old 01-21-2009, 07:06 AM   #688
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This should be the whole line from testors in the Lacquer sprays and some are period correct colors .
TES-28101 3oz. Spray Model Master Auto Lacquer Met. Citrus Yellow
TES-28102 3oz. Spray Model Master Auto Lacquer Ford Phoenician Yellow
TES-28103 3oz. Spray Model Master Auto Lacquer Chevy Daytona Yellow
TES-28104 3oz. Spray Model Master Auto Lacquer Chrysler Yellow
TES-28105 3oz. Spray Model Master Auto Lacquer Ford Grabber Orange
TES-28106 3oz. Spray Model Master Auto Lacquer Ford Go Mango Orange
TES-28107 3oz. Spray Model Master Auto Lacquer Hemi Orange
TES-28108 3oz. Spray Model Master Auto Lacquer Chevy Hugger Orange
TES-28109 3oz. Spray Model Master Auto Lacquer Italian Red
TES-28110 3oz. Spray Model Master Auto Lacquer Chevy Flame Red
TES-28111 3oz. Spray Model Master Auto Lacquer Dodge Met. Dark Bronze
TES-28112 3oz. Spray Model Master Auto Lacquer Chevy Honduras Maroon
TES-28113 3oz. Spray Model Master Auto Lacquer Chevy Dark Cherry Pearl
TES-28114 3oz. Spray Model Master Auto Lacquer Chevy Tropical Turquoise
TES-28115 3oz. Spray Model Master Auto Lacquer Chevy Bright Aqua Pearl
TES-28116 3oz. Spray Model Master Auto Lacquer Ford Grabber Green
TES-28117 3oz. Spray Model Master Auto Lacquer Dodge Sublime Green
TES-28118 3oz. Spray Model Master Auto Lacquer Dodge Green-Go
TES-28119 3oz. Spray Model Master Auto Lacquer Chevy Met. Emerald Green
TES-28120 3oz. Spray Model Master Auto Lacquer Chevy Met. Fathom Green
TES-28121 3oz. Spray Model Master Auto Lacquer Plymouth Met. Plum Crazy
TES-28122 3oz. Spray Model Master Auto Lacquer Ford Ultraviolet Pearl
TES-28123 3oz. Spray Model Master Auto Lacquer Plymouth Met. Purple
TES-28124 3oz. Spray Model Master Auto Lacquer Dodge Panther Pink
TES-28125 3oz. Spray Model Master Auto Lacquer Ford Sunrise Red Pearl
TES-28126 3oz. Spray Model Master Auto Lacquer Chevy Met. Light Grey
TES-28127 3oz. Spray Model Master Auto Lacquer AMC Big Bad Blue
TES-28128 3oz. Spray Model Master Auto Lacquer Chrysler Met. Nassau Blue
TES-28129 3oz. Spray Model Master Auto Lacquer Dodge GTS Blue Pearl
TES-28130 3oz. Spray Model Master Auto Lacquer Ford Royal Blue Pearl
TES-28131 3oz. Spray Model Master Auto Lacquer Classic White
TES-28132 3oz. Spray Model Master Auto Lacquer Wimbeldon White
TES-28133 3oz. Spray Model Master Auto Lacquer Black
TES-28134 3oz. Spray Model Master Auto Lacquer Flat Black
TES-28135 3oz. Spray Model Master Auto Lacquer Fabric Grey
TES-28136 3oz. Spray Model Master Auto Lacquer Fabric Tan
TES-28137 3oz. Spray Model Master Auto Lacquer Grey Primer
TES-28138 3oz. Spray Model Master Auto Lacquer White Primer
TES-28139 3oz. Spray Model Master Auto Lacquer Ultra Gloss Clearcoat
TES-28140 3oz. Spray Model Master Auto Lacquer Plymouth Bright Platinum
TES-28141 3oz. Spray Model Master Auto Lacquer AMC Met. Sterling Silver
TES-28142 3oz. Spray Model Master Auto Lacquer Fabric Black
TES-28143 3oz. Spray Model Master Auto Lacquer Fabric Blue
TES-28144 3oz. Spray Model Master Auto Lacquer Fabric Red
TES-28145 3oz. Spray Model Master Auto Lacquer 1964 Chevy Met. Silver Blue
TES-28146 3oz. Spray Model Master Auto Lacquer 1965 Chevrolet Met. Evening Orchid
TES-28147 3oz. Spray Model Master Auto Lacquer 1965 Chevy Met. Artesian Turquoise
TES-28148 3oz. Spray Model Master Auto Lacquer 1969 Ford Diamond Green
TES-28149 3oz. Spray Model Master Auto Lacquer 1993 Ford Met. Bright Calypso
TES-28150 3oz. Spray Model Master Auto Lacquer 1969 Ford Met. Acapulco Blue
TES-28151 3oz. Spray Model Master Auto Lacquer 1998 Chevy Met. Light Toreador
TES-28152 3oz. Spray Model Master Auto Lacquer Basecoat Black Vinyl Top
TES-28153 3oz. Spray Model Master Auto Lacquer Texture Coat Black Vinyl Top
TES-28154 3oz. Spray Model Master Auto Lacquer Basecoat White Vinyl Top
TES-28155 3oz. Spray Model Master Auto Lacquer Texture Coat White Vinyl Top
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The paint did flak off at the hood and did not have Shoe Goo to protect it. Could have this been prevented if I would have put some on. Would heavy coats play a role in this as well?
LOL I made the same mistake with my first body in over 8 years. Forgot it had to be Lacquer.

Read one of the threads where people were saying using Tester model master, but left out the 'Lacquer' part .
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It was the Lacquer paint, maybe I put it on to thick. That was my first body and will do another one.

I warmed up the paint in hot water and cleaned the body with dish soap. The only thing I did not do with scuff up the body. What are you suppose to use? When using shoe goo does everyone use drywall mesh to prevent the body and paint from cracking?
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