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Old 02-27-2012, 07:06 PM
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They are said to be stronger....
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Old 02-28-2012, 08:52 PM
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i got them on one of my trucks i havent bent them yet
but i bet i will lol
i dont know they are all the same to me
if anything not poping the top off them thats about it
ive never broke a stock one
and ive been to the skate park thats right out my front door
and done crazy jumps just bent the shaft or poped a cap


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Old 02-28-2012, 10:41 PM
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If u are having problems bending shocks......

easy fix, replace the top mount with a rubber mount. & or replace the shock towers with stiffer ones. Im running RPM ones but they are no ware as good as the integy FRP Modified Silver Front Shock Tower on my rustler, it light and has NO flex, the RPM one still flexes

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Old 03-04-2012, 10:19 PM
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Well the kids Pulled the roof my stock slash body

But Eman77 was so kind to give me this body...


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Old 03-05-2012, 05:30 AM
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:00 AM
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Yep, definatly like that baja body. Real nice with a capital ICE.[8D]
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Old 03-09-2012, 07:01 PM
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so yah my awesomely painted slash is all screwed up the paint did not stick at all
looks like i used eggshell house paint the way its peeling off
i used tamiya poly.......paint
i geuss i shouldnt have painted it in below zero weather
i hope i can just wash it and all the rest will come off and paint it again






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Old 03-10-2012, 04:13 AM
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Oh i feel ur pain, one of my bodies I picked up the tamiya plastic paint by mistake from my LHS

I spent most nights for a hole week scratching the paint carefully off with my finger nails...... Got there in the end
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Old 03-10-2012, 12:42 PM
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No no no
It was the right paint...maybe it was Old stock ...or to cold out?
 
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Old 03-10-2012, 01:04 PM
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How 'bout prepping the body? Did you get to thoroughly wash the body with soap before painting it? Then of course, rinse well so no soap residue is left on it.

And then, I believe you should spray rattle cans at 70F degrees ambient temperature or more.

Last thing I can think of is to spray light even coats. Better to have 4 thin coats then 2 thick ones.

If you want to remove that paint, use DOT3 brake fluid and let it sit, then wipe off. Continue until all paint is removed. I've heard you can use DOT4 also, but, also had conflicting stories that it melted the body in some cases.

I hope some of this gives some clue as to why it flaked off so badly.
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Old 03-10-2012, 01:50 PM
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Yes I washed it and rinsed it let it dry.....it was around 30 degrees when I painted it tough
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:40 PM
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:41 PM
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Finally back into rc i got working on getting my slash together so far i have the lights on there and this friday im getting the mamba max pro to go with my cc4600kv

here are some pictures no body yet






what do you guys think i know i need some extensions for the lights
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:44 PM
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Finally back into rc i got working on getting my slash together so far i have the lights on there and this friday im getting the mamba max pro to go with my cc4600kv

here are some pictures no body yet






what do you guys think i know i need some extensions for the lights
looks sweet. go with an aggressive body and clean up those wires and you'll have yourself one awesome Slash!
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:52 PM
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i was thinking something like the jconcept truth body


i also need to find the square taillight buckets iv seen them on lots of truck but i cant find it

i also need an led control module so that i have have the white taillights turn on when in reverse
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Yes I washed it and rinsed it let it dry.....it was around 30 degrees when I painted it tough

It could be possible the paint had a bad reaction from being applied on the cold body at 30 degrees.

So, how's it going lately, any progress?
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:10 AM
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Yes I washed it and rinsed it let it dry.....it was around 30 degrees when I painted it tough
one thing i noticed when painting is that if possible you should try and have a heater to heat up the paint and the medium, main thing is to be sure that the paint and what you are painting are about the same temperature, and above 15oC



does anyone know if the losi lsr 3000 remote (losi standard 2.4) will accept the integy steering wheel hubs
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Old 03-15-2012, 01:30 PM
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i also need to find the square taillight buckets iv seen them on lots of truck but i cant find it

i also need an led control module so that i have have the white taillights turn on when in reverse
looks good... if u are running brushed its easy to connect a relay for reverse lights

here is mine when the light were working, that body is long gone tho... damm I miss it. I had the rclights.com brake light controller... but after a while the wires came loos on all the lights & i never used them so i dident bother fixing them.




Some day im going to get another SCT body and make the light controlled by the controller
here is the wiring diagrm i made... might help u
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i also need to find the square taillight buckets iv seen them on lots of truck but i cant find it

i also need an led control module so that i have have the white taillights turn on when in reverse
looks good... if u are running brushed its easy to connect a relay for reverse lights

here is mine when the light were working, that body is long gone tho... damm I miss it. I had the rclights.com brake light controller... but after a while the wires came loos on all the lights & i never used them so i dident bother fixing them.




Some day im going to get another SCT body and make the light controlled by the controller
here is the wiring diagrm i made... might help u
thanks for the help, where did u get the rear taillight housings from

im running brushless so i know i will need a bec for the lights, i was thinking that or seperate power source
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its going good
the rate that its peeling a wash and a fresh coat will do



got to love that truth body
i might try a losi 8ight late model in the summer on my other truck but now sure if i like the look or not

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Old 03-16-2012, 04:44 AM
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just ordered a monster max for my slash from a main WOOHOO is 167.48 USPS Express Mail International a good price?
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Old 03-16-2012, 03:53 PM
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im only running a 7a BEC because my ESC'sBEC is only 1.5a and my servo draws more than that... nothing to do with the lights... they draw bugger all amps.
what reciver are u running?

The rear light buckets are made by RPM but u will need there bumper bar to fit them.... Highly recomend all of the RPM upgrades... no kidding
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im only running a 7a BEC because my ESC'sBEC is only 1.5a and my servo draws more than that... nothing to do with the lights... they draw bugger all amps.
what reciver are u running?

The rear light buckets are made by RPM but u will need there bumper bar to fit them.... Highly recomend all of the RPM upgrades... no kidding
im using the stock losi dsm rx and tx, i will look into that bumper, that also allows me to use the mudguards doesnt it
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here are some of thr RPM parts my slash is running off the top of my head

RPM Front Bearing Carriers
RPM Caster Blocks
RPM Rear Bumper Mount
RPM Rear Arms
RPM Front Arms
RPM Light Canister Set
RPM Black Roof-Mounted Light Bar Set
RPM Tail Light Set
RPM Tubular Rear Bumper
RPM Gear Cover
RPM Front Bumper/Skid Plate
RPM Nerf Bars
RPM Mud Flap Set
RPM Front Shock Tower
RPM Duel stage shock pistons
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im using the stock losi dsm rx and tx, i will look into that bumper, that also allows me to use the mudguards doesnt it
sure does...

U can run ur light from that where is says BATT/BIND
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