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Old 06-24-2016, 01:04 PM   #1531
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hi all......here is a pic of my xray x1 16
cant wait to try it........
what colour orange paint did you use, that looks awesome
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Looks like gold with a black background to me.
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what colour orange paint did you use, that looks awesome
Looks like Pactra Metallic Fiery Orange with a black backcoat.
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Old 06-24-2016, 04:38 PM   #1534
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Paint the car after cutting and fitting the body to the chassis...It is also easier to see if the body is rubbing inside that way...
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Set the body on the mounts.
Shine a bright light under the car so you can see the posts through the paint.
Cut the rear holes first.
With the body all the way down on the rear posts, use the light to find the front post.

Protoform bodies need a ton of hacking to fit on the Xray. I hacked all the way forward to the rear sidelink balls.
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what colour orange paint did you use, that looks awesome
spazstix candy orange with the appropriate metallic silver backing and finished off with black
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This may be completely obvious, so excuse my ignorance... but how do you apply the MG Pirelli tire decals (from TQracing?

I was expecting a transfer decal.. but it appears to be a sticker. Are you just supposed to cut closely around the sticker and then apply it straight to the wheel?
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This may be completely obvious, so excuse my ignorance... but how do you apply the MG Pirelli tire decals (from TQracing?

I was expecting a transfer decal.. but it appears to be a sticker. Are you just supposed to cut closely around the sticker and then apply it straight to the wheel?
Yes, that's what I've done and it stays on well.
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This may be completely obvious, so excuse my ignorance... but how do you apply the MG Pirelli tire decals (from TQracing?

I was expecting a transfer decal.. but it appears to be a sticker. Are you just supposed to cut closely around the sticker and then apply it straight to the wheel?
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Yes, that's what I've done and it stays on well.
My good friend MG is a sales rep for vinyl in the print industry and after several years of testing has these stickers holding up very well.

He personally likes to cut and apply each of the 4 pieces separately.

Me and a few of the others cut the full circle outside, apply the sticker using the target in the middle that he put on for us to center it then carefully cut the center out along the edge of the rim.
The sticker also acts as extra protection for the tire when I/we happen to kiss the boards.
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This may be completely obvious, so excuse my ignorance... but how do you apply the MG Pirelli tire decals (from TQracing?

I was expecting a transfer decal.. but it appears to be a sticker. Are you just supposed to cut closely around the sticker and then apply it straight to the wheel?
Basically yes.

I tend to clean the sidewall with lighter fluid first, the carefully apply the sticker.
I also tend to make small adjustments to how it's lined up as a I go around, so it make take a while to get the sticker central to the tyre.
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spazstix candy orange with the appropriate metallic silver backing and finished off with black
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any ideas when kits will be avail in the US?
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Yes, that's what I've done and it stays on well.
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My good friend MG is a sales rep for vinyl in the print industry and after several years of testing has these stickers holding up very well.

He personally likes to cut and apply each of the 4 pieces separately.

Me and a few of the others cut the full circle outside, apply the sticker using the target in the middle that he put on for us to center it then carefully cut the center out along the edge of the rim.
The sticker also acts as extra protection for the tire when I/we happen to kiss the boards.
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Basically yes.

I tend to clean the sidewall with lighter fluid first, the carefully apply the sticker.
I also tend to make small adjustments to how it's lined up as a I go around, so it make take a while to get the sticker central to the tyre.
Great, thanks guys.
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Great, thanks guys.
Oh, and once it's in the position you want, I use a lighter on the sticker to soften it a little which allows you to 'mould' the sticker over the sidewall lettering etc as well.
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Anybody know who does professional painted F1 bodies in US.
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Old 06-28-2016, 06:28 AM   #1545
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Anybody know who does professional painted F1 bodies in US.
F1 paintlabs , Brad Palmer.

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