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  • Sharpie is the easiest way to color the non-chrome VTA wheels above. Buy a Sharpie/permanent marker with a thin tip on one end and a thick tip on the other. Only takes a few minutes to color one wheel. Keep a Sharpie mini in your pit box for touch ups. A Q-tip with body wash will clean up any mistakes.

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    As far as having pre-mounted wheels for a special event, I would suggest contacting HPI directly and see if they can provide pre-mounts. This would certainly save a local track the time of having to mount wheels.

    After receiving the tires, someone could perform some basic tire prep on each set and seal in a zip-lock bag.
  • Quote: Skottrik I hate gluing them too. I keep hoping that HPI will sell them already mounted and glued. Like the parts for the Flux Sprint with Vintage Shell.
    I hear ya. Unfortunately if they did it would probably be on only one wheel choice, like 5-spoke chrome or some such. To do pre-mounts on ALL the different wheel types and finishes would be WAY too many sku's for either HPI or their dealers to hassle with.

    So we continue to glue 'em. I got lucky with this last set for my 'Cuda...one of the locals just started 1/12 racing and wanted his 8 pairs of tires trued to "race size". I trued his tires and he glued my tires/wheels and did a darn fine job of it. I'm probably needing some new fronts...I wonder if he needs any more tires trued...
  • Maybe,
    But I have the club truer now.
  • Quote: OK yeah I was thinking how nice the edge was on the black center.
    Ive been using Testors model paint on my rims for a while...bought a whole kit with 8 colors and brush for $10 at the LHS...works great and last as well...

    are you making up this weekend for Thunder Jam 2?, I think some of your GA guys are coming as well as Memphis and Alabama
  • smells
    Quote: Sharpie is the easiest way to color the non-chrome VTA wheels above. Buy a Sharpie/permanent marker with a thin tip on one end and a thick tip on the other. Only takes a few minutes to color one wheel. Keep a Sharpie mini in your pit box for touch ups. A Q-tip with body wash will clean up any mistakes.

    ---------

    As far as having pre-mounted wheels for a special event, I would suggest contacting HPI directly and see if they can provide pre-mounts. This would certainly save a local track the time of having to mount wheels.

    After receiving the tires, someone could perform some basic tire prep on each set and seal in a zip-lock bag.
    but the sharpie smells sooooo bad
  • Sharpies aren't that bad, these are bad

  • Quote: are you making up this weekend for Thunder Jam 2?, I think some of your GA guys are coming as well as Memphis and Alabama
    Hmm I guess I could see if I can get a car together. I dont want to push it with the wife since I have her ready to go spectate at the Snowbirds.
  • I thought I saw Robk on Thunder's LiveRC feed and that just didnt seem right. Not like it couldnt happen, just that it wasnt where I was used to seeing him. Maybe that was when you guys were in Ohio last week. By the way how did that go?
  • Quote: I thought I saw Robk on Thunder's LiveRC feed and that just didnt seem right. Not like it couldnt happen, just that it wasnt where I was used to seeing him. Maybe that was when you guys were in Ohio last week. By the way how did that go?
    yeah we went and had a great time...I did anyway, and Im sure Dirla did as well...really nice place to race and the company was great since my family went to the zoo and didnt come for me until 2 hours after the racing was over...lol..

    Dirla hooked up something with them to broadcast the race...

    try and come, it should be a really good race...and he letting TC rubber tire also so thats another rubber tire class to race...hope to cya there
  • Quote: Sharpies aren't that bad, these are bad


    They might be bad... but MAN THEY SMELL GOOD
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  • Hi guys.

    I am setting up 2 VTAs for my 7yo and I, and would appreciate spme help in getting a head start with chassis setup on a T2'008 Rubber , and an FTTC4. If anyone has a stable setup for these cars, and is willing to pass it on, I would be very greatful.

    Thank you
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