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Old 07-09-2013, 12:12 AM   #8941
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I'm in the process of painting my Ferrari 2012 body for my F104v2. Manual says to paint the inside of the body, like I would expect, then peel off exterior film and paint the cockpit. However, the cockpit paints that are referenced are spray paints. I am planning on just spraying some paint into a small can or something then brushing it on. Is there a better approach?
Of course you can buy paint in a bottle. For me it made no sense, because you need just a little amount. Your way will work good. I painted my driver from the inside too, as there is no difference in the process.
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I'm in the process of painting my Ferrari 2012 body for my F104v2. Manual says to paint the inside of the body, like I would expect, then peel off exterior film and paint the cockpit. However, the cockpit paints that are referenced are spray paints. I am planning on just spraying some paint into a small can or something then brushing it on. Is there a better approach?
Tamiya only make their lexan paints in sprays, so they are only going to reference them. Use bottle acrylic paints to paint the river figure.
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They used to make them in bottles too
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Old 07-09-2013, 05:14 AM   #8944
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Hi guys,

I own a F103 myself and am wondering if the bodies fitting F104w also fit my F103?
Especially the Zen Racing "Z0007 Legend F1 Body J191 Type for F104W" - would like to buy that body.

Thanks in advance!

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Old 07-09-2013, 05:41 AM   #8945
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We had 2 guys damage theirs. I think one was a bending issue, and he is a top notch driver and doesn't hit anything. The other one shattered one, but he hits a few things here and there. So it sounds like they are pretty weak.
They are the most brittlest tyres... we had two guys smash a set at 2 weeks ago at the finals in Australia. They just cant cope with the anything, alittle prang and the wheel fell from the hub snapping it clean at the spokes.
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Thanks for the help on the paints. First time painting an F1 body so just got what the instructions said to get (spray cans). I'll post some pics after I get the painting done.
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has anyone painted the wings?
i bought a used one and he painted the wing but must of used lexan paint and it is chipped?
i am going to remove the paint and bought Tamiya ts-31 for plastics
Question is do i need to use primer or like a Krylon fusion before i add color or just scuff it?
if so scuff with a wetsand or green 3m scuff pad?
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I would think using a Krylon Fusion plastic paint would work really well, I have used that stuff on non-RC plastic parts and it works well. Re-painted an entire laptop with that stuff and the paint held of great to daily wear and heat.
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Old 07-09-2013, 12:52 PM   #8949
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Hi Guys,

A couple more questions if you dont mind!

Roughly how long am i looking at (drive time) with a Reedy 4000mAh 60c Lipo battery? (I will be using a Reedy Sonic V2 21.5T motor).
Lastly, using the above motor, what sort of straight line top speeds are these cars reaching? I have only driven TT02 kits, and the Schumacher Fusion.

Poor questions I know, but I have about 600 of kit to order, want to make sure I'm getting what I need!

Cheers again!
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Hi Guys,

A couple more questions if you dont mind!

Roughly how long am i looking at (drive time) with a Reedy 4000mAh 60c Lipo battery? (I will be using a Reedy Sonic V2 21.5T motor).
Lastly, using the above motor, what sort of straight line top speeds are these cars reaching? I have only driven TT02 kits, and the Schumacher Fusion.

Poor questions I know, but I have about 600 of kit to order, want to make sure I'm getting what I need!

Cheers again!
I run 4k mah packs, 21.5t motor and it seems to last quite some time. You can run a 12 min main and still have plenty of power left over. 4600 will be more than plenty.

Never clocked it but I with my current ratio at around 2.6 it looks to be mid 30s mph on the straight.
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has anyone painted the wings?
i bought a used one and he painted the wing but must of used lexan paint and it is chipped?
i am going to remove the paint and bought Tamiya ts-31 for plastics
Question is do i need to use primer or like a Krylon fusion before i add color or just scuff it?
if so scuff with a wetsand or green 3m scuff pad?
Just a suggestion...start off by making sure the primer will adhere to Polyethylene. This is what the wings are made out of. Not to many r/c paints will actually stick to this material. It's not the same plastic that you'd find in a model kit.

If memory serves correctly the best primer you could use Krylon, but I think Rust-Oleum makes one as well. Just read the package, it should list Polyethylene as a valid material.

By the way you'll need to sand/scuff the wing first before you apply primer and paint. Keep in mind it will still chip or shatter if you hit anything.
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Hi Guys,

A couple more questions if you dont mind!

Roughly how long am i looking at (drive time) with a Reedy 4000mAh 60c Lipo battery? (I will be using a Reedy Sonic V2 21.5T motor).
Lastly, using the above motor, what sort of straight line top speeds are these cars reaching? I have only driven TT02 kits, and the Schumacher Fusion.

Poor questions I know, but I have about 600 of kit to order, want to make sure I'm getting what I need!

Cheers again!
With my X12 17.5t on a large outdoor track I have a runtime of more than 25 minutes with my F104 and an "old" 4000mAh Reedy shorty. You should have at least 30 minutes with an aggressive gearing...
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Hi guys,

I own a F103 myself and am wondering if the bodies fitting F104w also fit my F103?
Especially the Zen Racing "Z0007 Legend F1 Body J191 Type for F104W" - would like to buy that body.

Thanks in advance!

Greetings from Germany,
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They used to make that body for the F103, I would think they have just extended it the 10mm longer for the F104 chassis so should still fit over an F103. It would certainly fit if you use a shorty lipo.
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has anyone painted the wings?
i bought a used one and he painted the wing but must of used lexan paint and it is chipped?
If you are planning on running/racing most peoples preferred option is covering the wings in vinyl sheet. It is guaranteed to flex with the wing and can be replaced when damaged.
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Just a suggestion...start off by making sure the primer will adhere to Polyethylene. This is what the wings are made out of. Not to many r/c paints will actually stick to this material. It's not the same plastic that you'd find in a model kit.

If memory serves correctly the best primer you could use Krylon, but I think Rust-Oleum makes one as well. Just read the package, it should list Polyethylene as a valid material.

By the way you'll need to sand/scuff the wing first before you apply primer and paint. Keep in mind it will still chip or shatter if you hit anything.
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If you are planning on running/racing most peoples preferred option is covering the wings in vinyl sheet. It is guaranteed to flex with the wing and can be replaced when damaged.
thanks guys
yeah i bought it used and the previous owner painted it orange and i was just trying to repair the chips and the paint on body matched way to well
i bought the tamiya for plastics paint (like for mini-z) and scuffed it, just debating if i should use the krylon 1st or just the tamiya
ill do the vinyl on the next one
where do i get that?
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