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Paint then cut? Or cut then Paint?

Old 02-08-2008, 04:04 PM
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Default Paint then cut? Or cut then Paint?

I was just curious on what way everyone does it.
I have my 2nd body waiting to be painted and i want to take my time to make a beautiful.
Old 02-08-2008, 04:34 PM
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Default RE: Paint then cut? Or cut then Paint?

I paint then cut...


I know by doing that i take a risk when cutting the body that i might damage the paint, but thats the way i started and i guess i'm stuck doing it that way.
Old 02-08-2008, 04:46 PM
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Default RE: Paint then cut? Or cut then Paint?

I usually cut most of the excess material away from the mold, but don't cut the wheel wells, etc. until it's painted. You definitely don't want to cut any body holes (e.g. cooling head) pre-paint, because your chance for overspray goes up 1000%. If you want to cut the wheel wells and the body's parameter before painting I say it's up to you.
Old 02-08-2008, 06:58 PM
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I cut everything that way do take no chances of knicking your fresh coat of paint and ruining your hard work
Old 02-08-2008, 07:01 PM
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Paint then cut.
Old 02-09-2008, 11:02 AM
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Cut then paint here
Old 02-09-2008, 11:17 AM
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Default RE: Paint then cut? Or cut then Paint?

I always cut than paint. I've painted approx 20+ bodies and have had zero problems.

Just make sure you don't paint when it's cold outside!!!!
Old 02-09-2008, 11:59 PM
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Default RE: Paint then cut? Or cut then Paint?

i cut then paint but without bodyholes or window cuts
Old 02-11-2008, 11:02 AM
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Default RE: Paint then cut? Or cut then Paint?

You can do it both ways. I mark all of the holes to be cut before paint as it is easier to do when the body is clear. If it is a shell that does not have the protective plastic on the outside I cut after paint. I cut mine down with a dremel so I don't really have to worry about damaging the paint. Most shells come with the peel away plastic on the outside so over spray is not an issue. I guess it doesn't matter as long as you get the end result you desire.
Old 02-11-2008, 03:17 PM
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Default RE: Paint then cut? Or cut then Paint?

^^ jup... just find out whats better for you

nomatter how you do it... always be sure about your concept (take a day or two, make a
Sketch) and dont rush the !!!! painting!!!!, !!!! masking !!!!!

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