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Old 12-30-2011, 05:06 AM   #721
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You need a paint specifically designed for use on lexan. Practa makes some very good lexan paints.You probably know this, but paint the inside of the lexan bodies, not the outside.
Yup....everything else will just not stick and will flake as you have found out. If you own an air brush you can mix and match colors and get some very nice paint jobs. It is also a bit cheaper then the spray bottles....paint seems to go further.
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Old 12-30-2011, 08:14 AM   #722
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Mental note... Don't paint your new ProLine clear body with Krylon plastic paint. It looks great for about 10 seconds into driving. Then it starts to flake and peal. Gar! lol

Any suggestions on what to paint the clear plastic bodies with on the RC Cars? The next paint job will be two tone. Also, i love this VW Baja Bug body on the Slash 4x4.
This on the inside of the clear body..

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...FVSEARCH=paint

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Old 12-30-2011, 07:02 PM   #723
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I hate painting ! But it gives you that warm , fuzzy feeling when it's done and came out nicely .Take your time , get creative with the masking and you can turn out something nice.
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Old 12-30-2011, 10:49 PM   #724
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I am a big fan of just masking off the windows and hitting it with one color,
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Old 12-31-2011, 07:01 AM   #725
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How about some tundra tires?




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Old 12-31-2011, 07:08 AM   #726
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NICE, all except the cat pic that is!
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Old 12-31-2011, 08:11 AM   #727
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How about some tundra tires?




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Nice.
I have some 4 1/2" ones on the way for my 182 turned 180.
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Old 12-31-2011, 10:57 AM   #728
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One thing about them, though, they're HEAVY,,, Double check your CG when you put them on...
Not sure if I'm going to keep them on.
I'll try them out, first though.
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Old 12-31-2011, 01:35 PM   #729
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I cleaned the inside of the plastic body with Invisible Glass. It really cleaned things up, but I'll do hot water and dish soap with a good drying on the next body.

The good news is I painted the inside of the body. Thankfully I figured that part out. I'll try out similar paint as to what's in the link from Tower Hobbies. I may re-mask the windows and try it again here soon. I really like the body and the paint is a making it look horrid.

Also, I'm running a Slash 4x4 VLX with a brushless engine. It's really quick and a blast. I upgraded the shocks to ProLine big bore shocks and replace the a-arms with RPM blue parts. It seems pretty responsive. The next couple things on my list are aluminum shock tree and body mounts as well as a new wheel and tire combo.

What tires are you all having good luck with in hard dirt with a loose dirt covering? I drive on that mixed with grass and occasionally pavement.
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Old 12-31-2011, 05:33 PM   #730
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everyone likes the bling factor of aluminum , but you have to remember this , plastic flexes , therefore it comes back to its original position. Aluminum bends.....It looks nice but I have never liked it on a RC that is gonna get a beating.
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Old 12-31-2011, 05:57 PM   #731
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I love 'em, but I sure can't afford 'em nor do I have the time to build them anymore (except for the occasional rubber band free flight while my students are working on theirs), but my wife got me one of these for Christmas. Don't laugh!



Vid from Christmas day... GREAT ending. About 20 feet up in the tree.



Second one- in the gym at my school. Darn lights that hang down from the ceiling...

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Old 01-01-2012, 08:29 AM   #732
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One thing about them, though, they're HEAVY,,, Double check your CG when you put them on...
Not sure if I'm going to keep them on.
I'll try them out, first though.
Darn! I was afraid of that. Well when they get here I will see. My new radio comes in Tuesday so I will maiden this:



55" wingspan, and retractable gear. Its a pretty cool plane. Oh and yes, I built it on the dining room table. My wife is pretty cool.
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Old 01-01-2012, 10:12 PM   #733
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That pecan pie looks good too...

I was surprised at how much they weighed in comparison to the stock wheels.
Being they're inflatable, I would have thought they would have been lighter.
I liked the baloon-no tread appearance of them.
I'm in search of something similar, but considerably lighter, now.
I'll post up what I find, if I do get some.
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Old 01-02-2012, 12:48 PM   #734
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That pecan pie looks good too...

I was surprised at how much they weighed in comparison to the stock wheels.
Being they're inflatable, I would have thought they would have been lighter.
I liked the baloon-no tread appearance of them.
I'm in search of something similar, but considerably lighter, now.
I'll post up what I find, if I do get some.
Fill 'em with helium! I'm not sure they could hold enough to offset the weight.
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Old 01-02-2012, 12:58 PM   #735
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Can you post a link to the tires?
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