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my first 2 bodies i ever painted

Old 03-17-2007, 12:49 PM
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ok so the honda was my first car that i did which wasnt that bad i think and a week later i did the ford f-150. what do u guys thing since they were my first attempts.
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Old 03-17-2007, 09:13 PM
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Default RE: my first 2 bodies i ever painted

You did a good job, but I think you could improve your results by picking up some tools so you can do a better job cutting out your bodies next time. Cutting the body is a pretty big part of getting your final result to look clean and nice.

1. Pair of Lexan Scissors (Curved) for the angled and slight to heavily curved cuts on the front and back.
2. Pair of sharp Fiskar Scissors (Orange Handle Long) for the long straight cuts on the sides.
3. A circle cutter so youc can make those perfect circles for your gas.
4. A body reamer (or dremel with drill) careful use of the body reamer (slow then push excess plastic back into hole and drill again) will give you clean post holes.
5. A xacto knife with lots of extra blades and a pair of needlenose pliars. You will use the xacto to heavily score the lexan then use the pliars to help you make a clean tear. The lexan will tear precisely where the xacto knife scored the lexan much like you'd cut glass.
6. A dremel or some 3-500 grit sandpaper to ensure you don't have any rough edges on your wheel wells. If you use the dremel be incredibly careful. Same with the sandpaper maybe wrap it around a marker to use it.
7. I always cut a body out before I paint it to ensure I do not scratch the paint while cutting the shell.
8. A dry erase marker can make many things easier. help you see where you need to cut etc. mark for decals etc easy to remove with some rubbing alcohol.
9. PATIENCE don't do this work when you're tired or have a football game to watch or something. Make sure you have time are rested and want to do a great job.
10. Always work during the day or in an extremely well lit area. painting or cutting

I hope that is helpful.
Old 03-18-2007, 11:10 AM
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Default RE: my first 2 bodies i ever painted

thanks for the tips man

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