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Q: Radio Control Touring Cars Body Painting - Best Practices ( No Answer,   2 Comments )
Subject: Radio Control Touring Cars Body Painting - Best Practices
Category: Sports and Recreation > Hobbies and Crafts
Asked by: 6ra3-ga
List Price: $100.00
Posted: 27 Oct 2005 10:51 PDT
Expires: 26 Nov 2005 09:51 PST
Question ID: 585705

I'm interested in getting to know a little bit more about painting
those 190mm wide electric touring cars.

The areas of interest:

1. Equipment
2. Consumables
3. Best Practices
4. Good sites to get inspired from in your opinion
5. Sources for a wide selection of clear bodies to pick from

Thank you.

There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Radio Control Touring Cars Body Painting - Best Practices
From: soupisgoodfood-ga on 22 Feb 2006 08:23 PST
One thing to make sure is that you use a paint that is made for
lexan/polycarbonate. If you use normal paints, you may find that your
nice paint job starts to flake off due to the flexing of the body.

Since you paint the inside of the body, dark colours go on first!

You don't need expensive compressors or air brushes unless you're
going to be doing complex paint jobs where you blend paints and other
effects. The spray cans, masking tape, is generally all you need.

Before you paint, you need to determine if the body has an outer
covering. If it does, you don't have to cover the outside of the body
before spaying, but make sure you remove it after painting and before
you put the sickers on! have an excellent range of 1:10th scale lexan bodies. They
are very realistic. are also quite detailed.
also make some nice bodies, but they are designed more for performace,
and aren't quite as detailed or correct as Tamiya or Kyosho (this also
goes for most other body makers).

Tamiya sell pretty much all you need for painting the bodies. Their
products are excellent quality, but they are on the pricier side.

Some guides for painting:

The "Reader's Rides" column has some nice paint jobs:

Cheers, Justin.
Subject: Re: Radio Control Touring Cars Body Painting - Best Practices
From: 6ra3-ga on 28 Apr 2006 13:00 PDT
Thanks for the comment Justin!


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