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    Some guys say to use Dot3 brake fluid, which I've...

    Some guys say to use Dot3 brake fluid, which I've tired. It works alright, but it also fogged the lexan for me, though that body is over 3 years old now with lots of race laps and still going strong...
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    That fogging is a chemical reaction of the lexan...

    That fogging is a chemical reaction of the lexan and acetone. Acetone is really too aggressive to put on lexan, and you may see some cracking where pure acetone has touched the body in the future.
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    Pictures and write up scheduled to start Monday,...

    Pictures and write up scheduled to start Monday, hope to have a fairly extensive FAQ finished in about 2 weeks, stay tuned. :)

    That said, it's not too late to make sure your questions are...
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    Paint everything from the inside. If you want a...

    Paint everything from the inside. If you want a flat look, carefully scuff those areas with sand paper or a scotch brite pad, or mask off the stuff you want to stay shiny on the outside and use some...
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    I don't think he was trying to be arrogant, just...

    I don't think he was trying to be arrogant, just commenting that the entire thread has some good info in it, if I say so myself :)

    Ideally, you should paint the body within 2-3 days of masking it....
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    No problem. With a single action brush, you'll...

    No problem. With a single action brush, you'll be hard pressed to get much more detail out of it than you could with spray cans and a decent spray mask.

    A good compressor is never a bad...
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    Thanks, there's a couple questions in there I...

    Thanks, there's a couple questions in there I hadn't thought about focusing on, but will now :)

    Always dual action, and will be my main focus when I do the airbrush portion of the FAQ, it's just...
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    I'll cover as much as I can, but paint types, as...

    I'll cover as much as I can, but paint types, as well as paint brands, along with the type of airbrush used, changes the "ideal" settings. Sometimes I have to adjust air pressure as much as 20psi...
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    I've painted Mt. Dew bodies before and have the...

    I've painted Mt. Dew bodies before and have the vinyl files if you know someone with a vinyl cutter and want to do it yourself.
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    The minimum quality is anything that says...

    The minimum quality is anything that says "airbrush" on the package. I've seen decent results from $10 Harbor Freight Airbrushes.

    Personally, I use a Paasche VL for broad coverage, an Iwata...
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    I'm not sure what the "reaming" technique is. ...

    I'm not sure what the "reaming" technique is. Lately I score the lower trim line of a body with an Xacto blade and snap off the excess lexan. On truck bodies that have fairly square fender arches,...
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    Yes, I plan to do an airbrush prep in the FAQ as...

    Yes, I plan to do an airbrush prep in the FAQ as well. Airbrushing is like many other hobbies, it can be as cheap, or expensive, as you're willing to go.

    If you'd like a link to my online...
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    Nobody has anything they want to see answered in...

    Nobody has anything they want to see answered in a painting FAQ?
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    Putting together an RC Painting FAQ

    Hi everybody,

    A number of people on this board have seen my paint work, and while I appreciate the enthusiasm that comes with seeing a cool shell, in an effort to keep my PM box from exploding...
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    If you can find it. It's my understanding that...

    If you can find it. It's my understanding that Spaz Stix is out of the game on paint.
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    No problem. Yep, the Pactra black is where the...

    No problem.

    Yep, the Pactra black is where the chrome got muted down.

    Can't remember if Alclad comes in cans or not, but just in case, if you're using canned Chrome, warm the can in the hottest...
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    What kind of paint are you using? Airbrush or...

    What kind of paint are you using? Airbrush or cans?

    For chrome with an airbrush, the best results come if you spray light enough that the chrome paint dries in no more than 3 seconds, and never...
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    You really should allow each application of paint...

    You really should allow each application of paint to dry before adding more. When the paint that we use is still wet or tacky [starting to flash off] it has a tendency to congeal and act like a...
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    Most colors are semi-transparent. Because of...

    Most colors are semi-transparent. Because of this, a lot of colors will seem, for lack of a better word, soft, when you look at them painted on a clear medium. By backing your color with white,...
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    If you spray a backing color, use a regular...

    If you spray a backing color, use a regular Opaque white, like Pactra Sprint White or similar. Pearl white is very transparent, and won't really do anything for you.

    When I paint a body pearl...
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    Yeah, I like it, don't know if I 100% like the...

    Yeah, I like it, don't know if I 100% like the look on the the entire body, but in that picture the look reminds me of the ship in the movie "Flight of the Navigator". :)

    Though I see some...
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    Automotive paint can be used, but it tends to lay...

    Automotive paint can be used, but it tends to lay down a thicker paint layer than hobby paints.

    As for your body, that's a very interesting look, I'm not sure I would back it in white. I kinda...
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    On the subject of Diff oils: Heavier diff oil...

    On the subject of Diff oils:

    Heavier diff oil in the front adds straight line stability. Because of this, it will take away off-throttle steering, and will appear to add corner exit steering...
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    Ok, so on-power/neutral power push, and off-power...

    Ok, so on-power/neutral power push, and off-power loose.

    For tires , unless the track is very loamy, you would be better suited using CrimeFighter LPR's or Bow-Ties. Badlands have very aggressive...
  25. Are the XO-1 stub axles not compatible with the...

    Are the XO-1 stub axles not compatible with the Revo drive yokes? I would think if the OD of the stub axle is the same, there would be a way to make it work.
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