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Old 11-29-2006, 02:51 PM
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how do you get a flat finish on lexan rather than glossy like this


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Old 11-29-2006, 05:01 PM
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paint it on the outside??? thats about all i can think of... either that or take some 600+ grit sand paper and dull the plastic so it doesnt reflect so much...
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Flat black on the outside....one wreck and it will scratch off.
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Old 11-29-2006, 08:54 PM
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thats a sweet smoothie look you got there! so the only way is flat pain on the outside? ... hmmm that sux[>:]
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Old 11-29-2006, 10:47 PM
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Maybe scratch up the inside prior to painting with a fairly rough scotch-brite pad and also scratch up the outside?

I wonder if you got a more abrasive polish that you typically use on real cars for very deep paint imperfections, if that would rough up the lexan without doing anything weird?

Actual car polish is an abrasive and will take away a small fraction of the top coat of paint(on real cars... obviously not RCs since the paint is on the inside). You've got to be sure your "polish" is really a true polish... many companies will have a so called polish product that just fills in imperfections... ie: a wax.
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Old 11-29-2006, 11:10 PM
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that f-150 is awesome and i hate fords!
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Old 11-30-2006, 08:31 AM
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Backing with black will dull down the lighter colours....
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roughing up the inside will do nothing to create a flat effect. The only thing that it will do is dull out paint's like chrome, or colors backed with chrome. A lot of people rough up the inside to make the paint adhere to the lexan better.

The only ways to get the flat effect are to paint the outside or rough up the outside. Even so, roughing up the outside will still have a bit of a shine to it.

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what about something like [link=http://www.testors.com/catalog_item.asp?itemNbr=1382]this[/link]
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