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    Custom bodies

    I had painted the first body for my earthquake 3.0 and now the body is destroyed from rollovers.
    The paint had some major problems. First, it mottled a TON even though I used the correct products and enough flash time between coats (I'm a professional auto body repair/painter) and flaked off the body really bad.
    Do you paint the inside of the shell?
    Do you use a plastic adhesion promotor first?
    Sand/scuff the body first?

    I never was really good at painting plastics other than automotive ABS stuff.

    I was hopeing to use the HPI grave robber shell but it's only 1/10 scale, lame.


    Also, I can't find a cheap mazda R7 FC3S body anywhere, just a yokomo 190mm one for $60. I plan on getting a lightning and putting an FC body on it, since i'm too broke for a real FC at the moment.


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    RE: Custom bodies


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    RE: Custom bodies

    Yes, paint the inside of the shell.. Make sure it's clean by using a mild soap/water solution to remove any grease or release agent.. Also using paint made for lexan will adhere the best..
    Mick Nesevitch

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    RE: Custom bodies

    10/4 I'll pick up some PPG wax n grease remover, it doesn't leave any residue at all unlike soap and water.  Perhaps a light scuffing with some medium 3M sanding pads will help give it some tooth.   I had no idea the bodies were lexan, I thought they were polyethylene or polyacrylic not a polycarbonate.  It definitely helps to know what kind of substrate you're working with lol.


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