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This is how I spent part of my Monday! I have never painted a polycarbon body before and I never will again. I have never had such a weird experience when painting. The paint kept creating paint spider webs,

 

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Mark, what scale is this? I take it that it's for an RC car. Polycarbonate bodies can a task to get the paint to cooperate. Guess they figure it's going to get beat up anyway, so the final finish isn't that big a deal.

It looks good, no matter how much it fought you .

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David,

I believe it is 1/10 scale and yes it is RC. It is an after market body to replace the Tamiya ISMA kit. My Brother in law waited a version of his real car and this was the closet body he could find. There is a tail spoiler that will be added but only the street looking stickers (I can't believe I am going to apply stickers to this) will be added.

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Mark...

 

I was wondering what paint did you use that caused an issue?

 

I've painted about 20 or so of these bodies and have never had a problem at all.

 

These bodies are actually quite simple to paint once you get the hang of it.

 

Kevin

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Kevin,

 

The paint created spider or cobweb looking particales. If you have ever seen the inisde of a cotton candy making machine, it was very similar to that. The strands attached everywhere and dried instantly. They were able to be pulled off with no damage to the car. I believe it was Testors brand RC paint.

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No I am sure it was MY fault. Just never had it happen before. Of course, I have never painted a polycarbon car before either!

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Jay,

It was a bottle and no thinning required! I was really impressed! No clumps in the bottom and it was already super thin to begin with.

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Finished.....Did not like the whole STICKER experience either!!!

 

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Thanks for the Thumbs Up.....Hope my Brother-In-Law agrees!!!!

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Thanks guys! Really appreciatte that! Now I gotta motivate myself to build that Mini for the wife!

 

 

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Thanks guys! Really appreciatte that! Now I gotta motivate myself to build that Mini for the wife!

 

 

Oh yea.....it's really a good thing to keep the wife happy.... Looking forward to seeing the build mike...
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