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Old 11-30-2006, 10:27 PM
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I need to learn how to paint a body. The only things i know is that the body i want is for a buggy and i want to use can...not airbrush. If you don't want to eplain it all give me a link to a tutorial or something.

Please help---fisch.
Old 12-01-2006, 07:06 PM
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Default RE: Help out a newbie!!!

wash the (lexan) body well in soapy water (to get any grease/dirt off) leave to dry. then spray the inside lightly with the correct spray paint (many light coats are better than going mad with it and making it drip) then peel off protective film on outside of body, apply stickers.. and your done!

ps: i usually drill body post holes before painting (makes it easier to get the holes perfect).
Old 12-02-2006, 11:17 PM
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Thanks, i heard of putting the can in hot water, makes it more fine?
Old 12-02-2006, 11:33 PM
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I think it makes the paint splatter less and have finer drops of paint.. Take your time while doing this and make sure the previous coat is dry before painting a new coat. Make sure the can is 8-10 inches away from the body. Another tip is to use windex and spray it on the body before adding decals so you can move the decals around once they are on..
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Default RE: Help out a newbie!!!

Here's a pretty snazzy rattle-can job I did.

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_4710528/tm.htm

It's very important to get the body clean and have the window decals applied correctly(no air bubbles and pushed down to seal sufficiently).

By setting the cans in warm water prior to spraying you are a) warming the paint so when it sprays it is more uniform and you won't get as much/any "blobs" of paint ruining your work and b) by having warmer paint in the same amount of space it is raising the pressure in the can.

Since it's your first body, I'd recommend either a solid color or a two color fade to keep things simple. Once you have the basics down then elaborate on it with the next body.
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I was going to make flames in the front... ya know the basic thing. Is their things already cut out that i can use. Well i rather do a fade thing with black and orange. Can you tell me how to do the fade?
Old 12-03-2006, 01:33 AM
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When doing a fade, paint your dark colors first.
Flatlander is right, "warm" water.... Not Hot.
Old 12-09-2006, 10:55 AM
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[link=http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXFFH7&P=7]nice stuff[/link]
it is like gold for use newbies and non- artistic types
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Default RE: Help out a newbie!!!

I am also new and I am planning on doing a 3-colour paint job for my first body. It will be a GT-2 body for my Savage X SS. I have attached a picture of what I want it to look like. Would this be too hard for a beginner?

I understand you paint the inside of the body, but do you mask the inside or the outside? Also, I hear that some people add a layer of paint at the end to make everything look brighter. Does it make a big difference?

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Old 12-09-2006, 12:51 PM
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Default RE: Help out a newbie!!!

Doing a basic fade is pretty self explanatory. You just spray your darkest color first and do it by eye. By changing the distance and angle of spraying you can alter how quickly it fades from one color to another(ie: 2 inches of overlap or 4 inches of overlap).

This was my first fade here:



Just shoot the black where you want it, then cover the entire thing in blue(or whatever colors you want).
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I have a really urgent question! The body I posted before, is it painted using a light orange or a normal orange? I need a reply very quickly as I have to e-mail the supplier to order the parts today.



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Default RE: Help out a newbie!!!

It appears to be a flat orange. If you want it to "POP" (look brighter) back it with white! If you want it to look deeper, back it with black!

That looks to be a very simple but great first paint job! You could pull that off with rattle cans if you wanted to.
Your question about the masking.
Take this stuff, [link=http://www.hobbylinc.com/htm/div/div3010.htm]LINK HERE[/link], apply it on the inside of the body, and put plenty on... the more the better. I apply three heavy coats. Then draw your image on the outside of your body with a sharpie, if your body doesn't have a layer of protective film on the outside, use Rubbing alcohol to get the image off after your done painting. Use a exacto blade and lightly cut the liquid masking and pull up the desired area to paint. It doesn't bleed like masking tape can. Remember to protect your paint job after you're all done painting. I use Rustoleum Crystal Clear Enamel and put three light coats of that on to protect my paint job from nitro fuel.

Hope this helps you!
LMK if you any other questions!

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