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Old 06-12-2004, 08:42 PM   #1
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Is this body good for carpet or asphalt
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awesom body for low traction asphalt tracks
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Awesome body for any surface, high, medium or low traction. It's all I run now.
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Very good on high traction asphalt tracks. Its what I ran last time I was at Fernando's in Atlanta....and its SUPER high bite asphalt!! Were talking traction rolls if your a little off!! But the Parma was great!!

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I've found the body to be really good on a high bite track. Low to medium bite tracks, the rear end comes around more easily. Quite possibly due to the small wing. However, that could be fixed by setup changes.
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I'm running mine for the first time tomorrow.

I have to complain about the plastic though - it seems like paint doesn't stick to it as well. I sprayed it up pretty nice and backed it with faskoat but have still had a LOT of flaking problems when pulling mask, trimming the body, etc.

Never had as much of a problem with Proto's.
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paint sticks fine on the ones i have...i painted them with and without cleaning them and havent had a problem yet
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thanks guys for the info
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I'd like to reiterate my statement that the paint I use does not stick to the Parma Alpha that I painted AT ALL.

I raced the body for the first time today and granted, I smashed the heck out of a couple boards, but lost a LOT of paint. I've definately hit boards harder and had better luck with paint staying on.

I won't be buying another Parma body ever.

(I know, I know, don't hit boards and it won't be a problem)
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Griffin - Did you scuff it with steal wool and then wash it in soapy water?
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Griffin,

I had the exact same problem with them. Even after scuffing them some of the paint came off. I then tried painting one with laquer based paint and had no problems with it. I'm not sure why the paint won't stick to them but I've talked to several people who had the same problem.
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I don't care if all the paint comes off .... as long as I win with it!
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What I've heard about the paint issue is that Parma had a bad batch of them with that problem. Newer ones don't have that problem. One thing that seemed to have fixed it was using Dawn dish soap to wash it before painting. I only had a tiny bit of paint come off the front end and that was due to a hard hit driving modified.

Griffin, that ^^^ works, keep using the body!
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does anyone know where i can get one from in the UK.

as i would really like to try the parma alfa...sounds like an awesome shell
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