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Old 06-04-2006, 08:40 PM
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I build lots of model trucks and cars, so I already have an airbrush and compressor. Now if I want to use tamiya paints, I use the polycarbonate paint right? Or is this for something else? Thanks and what other supplies will I need to paint my own body. I know you need the body, paint, airbrush, compressor, and reamer. Thanks again
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Are you painting a rc car body or a model car?
Old 06-04-2006, 09:57 PM
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The RC body. I am not sure what type of paint to use.
Old 06-04-2006, 10:04 PM
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You'll need polycarb paint because an rc car body is flexible and any other type of paint will just crack. Tamiya paint is good but there are other brands such as parmas [link=http://www.shopatron.com/index/137.0.6089.6090.0.0.0]faskolor[/link] series. Others include testors and model masters.
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So is Tamiya ok though, or are is it bad paint? I use tamiya paint on my models, no polycarb, but their other stuff and I like it? Is there polycarb stuff good? And all this is safe to run through an airbrush right?, then I put a clear coat on it at the end or do I need a different type of protector? Thanks for the helpful info.
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Tamiya paint is one of the beter brands. Yes you can spray it through your airbrush but you will have to thin it out if it's an enamel type paint. You will want 3 parts paint and 1 part thinner. As for backing. Once you are finished with what it is that you want it to look like, spray the whole body with one last coat of either black to make it look darker, silver for a more metalic look or white to make it look lighter. There's no need for a clear coat but i do it on all my bodies as i run them on my nitro car and it tends to keep the paint on longer if you want to run them. If its a show body just a good back coat will do. Hope this helps.
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That does help alot. Thanks
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check this out for your painting questions
[link]http://www.rctech.net/articles/painting_hauntedmyst.shtml[/link]
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That's a great article that gave me a lot of pointers when I was first starting out.
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Thanks again for the info.

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