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Old 01-12-2021, 01:34 AM
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I am delighted with that you are doing.
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Thank for sharing
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Old 03-23-2021, 05:55 PM
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I have what might be a dumb question, but will ask anyway. . So I've got a design where the paint color will change mid-body, mid-window. Ill be using liquid mask all over the place for other designs, but I really like the pre cut window masks that came with the body (and worry about my ability to free hand cut straight lines around the window).

Is it at all possible or advised to use both liquid and pre cut masks? Would you apply the liquid mask over the pre cut? I can't get it in my head how I'd remove the liquid mask over half of the window mask without scoring a line in it

Maybe this is a bad idea and the answer is just "free hand the windows". Thoughts? Thanks!
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Old 03-23-2021, 09:54 PM
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wow i haven t been on in years !
you certainly can use both . The pre cut mask may help guide your blade a bit, however, make sure to cut very clean around it as it will build up in thickness.

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Ok thanks for the tip. Ill have to make a decision.
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great tips...hope it goes well for me....
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Old 04-11-2021, 09:22 AM
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Hey Everyone,
I m back at painting. I haven t decided yet if I m going to make a couple video tutorials and create a yourtube channel
Let me know what you think of www.rustyflamesrc.com.
Like the FB Page and instagram if you can will help a lot ! cheers !
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Nice work. That was well worth the reading
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Old 03-14-2023, 04:08 AM
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i made a video explaining how to draw and drill a body in the right way.
the video is in French but we understand it anyway

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vMDwA7Ynoiw
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That video is helpful. I didn't really do it the best way with my last body. It can ruin both the look and the fitment of the body
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My recent paint jobs. Started out painting bodies for my cars now I paint the bodies for guys at my local track and do custom jobs too.
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whats paints is everyone using and thinners??? coming back after 6yrs off and have old patra racing lacquers i thinned with paint thinner but find they are discontinued, sux cause that how i learned to thin and paint and have some to use but need other colors.... Suggestions, are there any lacquers left i can use on lexan?? or do i need to scrap all my paints ans start over?
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Originally Posted by jabroni racing
whats paints is everyone using and thinners??? coming back after 6yrs off and have old patra racing lacquers i thinned with paint thinner but find they are discontinued, sux cause that how i learned to thin and paint and have some to use but need other colors.... Suggestions, are there any lacquers left i can use on lexan?? or do i need to scrap all my paints ans start over?
I use spaz stix paints. Pretty much spray right out of the bottle with a .4 needle/ tip. If I have to thin a bit I use lacquer thinner. Not a fan of the water based stuff.
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Createx for me. Especially their line of clears and sealers. I've never been so impressed at how a line of paint sprays, especially when I get down to 10 PSI or less. And their color selection is outstanding. Not my best work, but it was good enough for a spray test, color mix test and a race test.

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