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Old 09-25-2013, 10:17 PM   #151
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Protoform took both "Scale" classes at the 2013 Southern Nationals....USVTA Rob King...PF Javelin.....USGT Rich Murphy....PF Corvette.

Protoform please bring back the Corvette!!!!!
+1!!!! PF Corvette also wins USGT Concours
Are there any pics of Rich Murphy's USGT car?
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http://www.rctech.net/forum/attachme...usgt-vette.jpg

This is the body right here....
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Will the new Mazda 6 be running at the iic?

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I was getting ready to paint a 12th scale body the other day and as I was masking up the window, I realized the "Genuine Protoform" sticker was on the INSIDE of the body. I had to use goo-gone to get the residue off...I understand you need to protect your products but can't you put that sticker on the outside of the body? When I washed it up, I assumed incorrectly that it was on the outside of the body. I couldn't believe anyone would put that sort of sticker on the inside.

That said, I loved the way the TR-12 handled.
I ran into the same issue with my new Firebird VTA body. I removed the sticker as carefully as I could, but some residue remained. I tried some Goo Gone to remove it and it appears to have made things worse and the back window of my brand new body appears to be ruined.

Protoform, please don't put stickers on the inside of the body. This could get expensive.
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Old 09-29-2013, 10:16 PM   #155
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I use rubber cement thinner to get stickers off when painting. It's good for getting the sticker residue off
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I use rubber cement thinner to get stickers off when painting. It's good for getting the sticker residue off
Thanks for the tip! Any particular brand? I'm hoping I can salvage this body...
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Will the new Mazda 6 be running at the iic?

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More info please!!
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Ronsonol lighter fluid (the yellow bottle one) works very well for sticker residue as well.
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I use rubber cement thinner to get stickers off when painting. It's good for getting the sticker residue off
Is that any different from regular "thinner" for cleaning brushes, etc.? I went to the hobby shop this evening, but they didn't have any rubber cement thinner.

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Ronsonol lighter fluid (the yellow bottle one) works very well for sticker residue as well.
I may have to look into that, too. At the recommendation of a friend, I tried acetone and it clouded the Lexan badly. Fortunately, I tried it on a piece of scrap so I didn't screw up my Firebird body any more than I already did.
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Thanks for the tip! Any particular brand? I'm hoping I can salvage this body...
I use bestine rubber cement thinner
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Is that any different from regular "thinner" for cleaning brushes, etc.? I went to the hobby shop this evening, but they didn't have any rubber cement thinner.



I may have to look into that, too. At the recommendation of a friend, I tried acetone and it clouded the Lexan badly. Fortunately, I tried it on a piece of scrap so I didn't screw up my Firebird body any more than I already did.
The ronsonal brand definitely doesn't hurt the lexan or any paint. However it does have a slight bit of oil in it, so either remove the sticker after you paint or before you wash the body out with dawn or similar dish detergent.
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Art stores and maybe craft stores will have it. I learned about it from a fellow painter years ago. He was a great painter. Taught me a lot about painting. Don't know if the protoform guys knew him or not.
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The best solution is the one I suggested in the first place. Put the sticker on the outside...simple. Thanks in advance protoform.
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The best solution is the one I suggested in the first place. Put the sticker on the outside...simple. Thanks in advance protoform.
Yeah, I would have to agree. I've never seen stickers placed inside Lexan bodies before. And FWIW, mine wasn't entirely on the "window portion" of the body. It partially covered the trunk lid so it needed to be removed before paint.

In hindsight, I'm wishing I'd tried blotting the sticker onto the residue to try to pick it up. Hindsight is 20/20, right?
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Tried the Ronsonal lighter fluid and it may have helped bit. Maybe it needs multiple applications or more elbow grease than I'm applying? I'll try it again later today, but if that doesn't work, I'll try to locate the cement thinner. This really sucks, but I'm still hopeful I can save this brand new body.
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