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Old 08-15-2010, 10:12 AM
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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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Old 08-15-2010, 12:44 PM
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This guy makes me envious
http://www.radiocontrolleddepot.com/...s-rc-drift-car
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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..
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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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