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Old 12-20-2014, 05:20 PM   #1
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What are the limits of a rattle can custom paint job? I think it would be cool to have a challenge to see who could creat the most eye appealing and detailed paint job with only rattle cans. Anyone else interested in trying it ?
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I'm in. I have a sct body waiting for paint. Creating the design in my head is hard for me though. I'm more technical than creative.
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I recently painted a TLR 22 can forward body that guys at the track can't believe I painted with rattle cans, so the sky's the limit. All it took was good prep, a good sheet of vinyl masks and the wife's blow dryer. Seriously.
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Did you cut the vinyl masks yourself? Where can you get stuff to make them?
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I purchased mine from eBay, look up seller rcpromask. I just picked out a few and pieced them together to make it a little more one off. I've shopped around for vinyl rolls and it's pricy so I went the liquid mask route, if you want to play with vinyl and not blow your paint budget on mask material I would look up local sign shops in your area and see if they'll sell you remanence from their stock.
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This is my submission, not really complicated but I wasted a can of paint try to fade/blend and said "Nope". The sides were easy but the hood and roof took me over an hour to get a basic design that I liked. I can't draw and I certainly cant think creatively.
Time to go get it dirty.
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Excellent work vossman, I wouldn't have any problem throwing that SCT on the track and telling everyone that I'm the Polycarbonate Picasso that painted that shell!!
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Thanks, can we get a pic of your 22 body?
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Here's my b5m body next time I'm using liquid mask .. Blue painter tape blows
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I love the Team Associated sticker mod
The thin lines you made look great, I had trouble keeping mine equal. Was that blue tape also?
Liquid mask is really good stuff. I put 4 decent coats on mine and didn't have any bleeding other than where I made the trimming errors. I also found that if you rotate the knife in your fingers you get smoother curves.
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I love the Team Associated sticker mod
The thin lines you made look great, I had trouble keeping mine equal. Was that blue tape also?
Liquid mask is really good stuff. I put 4 decent coats on mine and didn't have any bleeding other than where I made the trimming errors. I also found that if you rotate the knife in your fingers you get smoother curves.
Yea all blue tape a dull blade and 35 degrees in the garage hopefully I can make a much nicer one once it gets warmer
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My 22 Rattlecan Cab Forward.
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I forgot I had a top view as well
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Yea all blue tape a dull blade and 35 degrees in the garage hopefully I can make a much nicer one once it gets warmer
I totally forgot about stucco tape, I've use it a few times to make window masking for bodies that didn't come with any. It's commercial grade vinyl tape you can buy at Home Depot and Lowes. I done know the mil thickness but it comes in 2"x60' rolls which is more then you'll ever use, or afford you some mistakes. I hope this helps with an alternative to blue painters tape.
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I forgot I had a top view as well
That's a bad-ass paint job, JP4D. How long did that take you? I assume you used liquid mask.
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