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Old 06-03-2011, 10:38 PM
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I have a pro line desert rat body for my traxxas slash and painted it. it has only been a couple of days and the paint is starting to chip. Did i do any thing wrong when i painted the body or what?
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Originally Posted by Rc Dude 55
I have a pro line desert rat body for my traxxas slash and painted it. it has only been a couple of days and the paint is starting to chip. Did i do any thing wrong when i painted the body or what?
Did you paint on the outside of the body? If so, then YES you did it wrong.
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Originally Posted by Rc Dude 55
I have a pro line desert rat body for my traxxas slash and painted it. it has only been a couple of days and the paint is starting to chip. Did i do any thing wrong when i painted the body or what?
Did you wash the inside of the body and scuff it with a scouring pad before you painted it? The body will have mold release on it so you have to wash that off, I use simple green then scuff it with a green 3M pad. After it dries then you can paint it... If not, then yes, you goofed.
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Did you buy lexan paint specifically for RC bodies? Regular paint won't work.
I use scotch bright, the red on the inside. Then clean, dry, paint light thin coats then paint on the inside. Lol!
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paint has to say polycarbonate on the can, otherwise yeah. You can remove the current paint job with DOT 4 brake fluid and start over though.
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Originally Posted by blade329
Did you paint on the outside of the body? If so, then YES you did it wrong.
No i did not paint the outside of the body.
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Originally Posted by lowroad
paint has to say polycarbon
ate on the can, otherwise yeah. You can remove the current paint job with DOT 4 brake fluid and start over though.
Thank you i will have to try that idea with the brake fluid.
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Originally Posted by Rc Dude 55
Thank you i will have to try that idea with the brake fluid.
I know, because when I first started, I did the same. Spent a lot of time masking and painting, choosing colors, only to run my truck for 10 minutes and watch the paint flake off. It MUST be polycarbonate paint for lexan bodies. It actually bonds with the body. Sucks for the moment, but all is not lost!
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Originally Posted by lowroad
I know, because when I first started, I did the same. Spent a lot of time masking and painting, choosing colors, only to run my truck for 10 minutes and watch the paint flake off. It MUST be polycarbonate paint for lexan bodies. It actually bonds with the body. Sucks for the moment, but all is not lost!
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4-5hrs of waiting....nah, I'll spend the $25 and buy a new body.

I would like to see how the new paint looks after using the brake fluid.
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4-5hrs of waiting....nah, I'll spend the $25 and buy a new body.

I would like to see how the new paint looks after using the brake fluid.
well, for some, it's worth the time, for some it ain't. You can do it overnight, it's not like 4-5 hours of work.

I don't ever remember paying as little as $25 for a body, but either way, some people just don't throw everything away. It works fine. Dot 3 hazes a little, Dot 4 doesn't.
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