11-21-2013, 10:08 AM
Join Date: Jul 2011
Making a silk purse from a sow's ear...
I feel your pain, Brother!
Originally Posted by wareagle84
IDK, Ive tried several methods of removing poly paint off lexan and while they all remove the paint, the lexan is always left looking a little cloudy.
Although, this doesn't cover the "poly paint" (is that the HPI OEM pre-painted body stuff?) - It does relate...
I dropped $100.00 + shipping for a custom painted (ebay seller supplied & painted) '68 Camaro body to race at the 2012 Scale (USVTA) Nats / The Track @ Harbor Hobbies -
I specifically noted to the seller that I did NOT want the windows "painted out" (his painting method is to paint out the windows) =
Painted out windows are not in accord with the USVTA Rules...
However, slightly tinted would be "acceptable" (I checked with the USVAT Honcho on this) =
So what happens - - -
A) I get the body and all of the windows are painted out...
NOT "tinted" - PAINTED OUT...
So I tried the D.O.T. 4 Brake Fluid method for removing the paint on the windows / I tried one window (see pic #4 below) =
B) This guy's line of HPI bodies must be factory 2nd rejects (I'm guessing) because the body post holes didn't line up after the dimples were drilled & reamed out...
Consequently, the wheels didn't line up in the wells - - -
I attempted a re-drill/re-ream to "move" the holes / To minimal avail, but acceptable (IMOAO) -
Enlarging the wheel wells should compensate some -
Albeit, at scale MPH & after the first turn it won't make much difference whether the body fits right or if the windows are painted/tinted... or not -
Long story, short version / I never made it to the Scale Nats last year anyway -
So, on the wall hangs the body...
Many thanks to Carl Seils for the custom decals!!! = email@example.com
USVTA/Trans Am Decals
Custom Racing Stickers
1) An INDEX for this thread =
After Over 100,590 views in less than 18 months (05-22-2012 / 11-21-2013) and several requests/suggestions for same -
2) Battery Forward Move Mod + incidentals to the mod -
And maybe, a "How To Reinforce The Crap Out of A Body VOODOO" post so that gorgeous body you just dropped a bundle of time & money on lasts longer -
To all the S2 racers, grippers, drifters, bashers, track owners & other R/C car enthusiasts that have viewed, read, recommended, posted and/or contributed to this thread =
I, most humbly and graciously, thank all of you!
YOU have made this thread what it is!