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Old 07-09-2004, 07:30 AM   #1
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Hello guys,

I've tryed using vinyl paint in lexan bodies and they stick great to the bodies, but they are quite heavy...

Anybody got any tips in making the body lighter? maybe something with thinning and stuff...

thanks in advance...
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Hello guys,

I've tryed using vinyl paint in lexan bodies and they stick great to the bodies, but they are quite heavy...

Anybody got any tips in making the body lighter? maybe something with thinning and stuff...

thanks in advance...
use lexan paint!
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use lexan paint!
Nobody in my small country(Brazil) got the colours I use...
And as they don't ship in planes with ease...
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perhaps experiment with watering down the mix. I think fascolor is a vinyl type of paint (made for lexan) but I also hear that createx (auto air) is the same stuff and it says made for plastic and vinyl on the bottle.
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perhaps experiment with watering down the mix. I think fascolor is a vinyl type of paint (made for lexan) but I also hear that createx (auto air) is the same stuff and it says made for plastic and vinyl on the bottle.
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I think they don't thin down with water... They don't even thin with normal thinner only specific vinylic thinner...

I may test... But if thin them at the most wouldn't it crack easily?
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you should experiment on some scrap lexan pieces.
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you should experiment on some scrap lexan pieces.
humpf... I did...
but still can't find any lighjter setting... so I came to rctech willing to receive some kind of light
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Don't waste your time with it i did years ago on slot car bodies try a craft shop if not you may have to order some try parma, try searching slot cars in brazil for any tracks they that might help
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Take a look around at the hardware store. they may carry paint for plastics and lexan. The vinyl paints are pretty thick but the plastic paints aren't that bad.

There are tons of brand names for plastic paints (Krylon here) all you have to do is find a paint that is for lexan or other acrylic plastics.

Also you could probably have some of the Parma paint shipped to you and use an airbrush. The parma paint isn't flammable so it's not so bad to get shipped in.
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Don't waste your time with it i did years ago on slot car bodies try a craft shop if not you may have to order some try parma, try searching slot cars in brazil for any tracks they that might help
The problem is that the customs here don't accept airshipped paints and other inflammable products...
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Perhaps try using more air pressure. Thats how parma recommends to thin out their paints.
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