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    ...New Desert Rat on my 2WD...

    Here is the start of my process of my plain White Desert Rat 2WD slash body,

    I just have to drill some holes in the windshield for some extra air flow and im gunna cut out the door lexan for the good ol window mesh trick!


    AND THEN START BASHING.....


    here are the pics of my newly painted desert rat body!









    Last edited by sliding_josh; 04-22-2010 at 08:53 PM.
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    is that red battery a radioshack 3300 battery in the background of the first picture

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    Why yes it is!

    those are very good batterys! we have had them for ever! my son runs them on his 2wd slash i bought him 2, and they are holding up great for only $19.99....
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    Maybe the price has gone up? http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...ductId=2147160

    Nice body too!
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    Very nice, simple and clean! For added accents, you can place a black carbon patterned vinyls along the hood lines and roof, this would give it a nice racing look and goes well with the Proline logo decals.
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    Nice job! Now you need a mud run!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Out of Sight
    Very nice, simple and clean! For added accents, you can place a black carbon patterned vinyls along the hood lines and roof, this would give it a nice racing look and goes well with the Proline logo decals.
    I've been looking for something like that. Do you now who makes one?
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    well thats weird I was just there and the tag said 19.99!

    I bought mine like 1yr ago and then I just bought 2more for son about two months ago and we got them for 19.99 each!
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    Same batty pack? Hmmm

    Did you use Pactra paint on your body?
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    You're gonna have to cut out a lot more of that fender if you dont want it smashed up while driving it. I have a desert rat body and I had to cut out more in all wheel wells as well a big groove to fit around the front bumper....unless ofcourse you aren't using bumbers

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    Quote Originally Posted by dee1719
    You're gonna have to cut out a lot more of that fender if you dont want it smashed up while driving it. I have a desert rat body and I had to cut out more in all wheel wells as well a big groove to fit around the front bumper....unless ofcourse you aren't using bumbers
    I am running bumpers and i did trim a lil, around the front lights and a lil around were the bumper meets the body by the front grill! and with my 1/8 scale wheels every thing clears just fine!

    I already ran it and does great i have no rubbing issues what so ever!

    here is a pic..

    W/ out trimming, bumper did not fit.


    With trimming I made it fit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cubic
    I've been looking for something like that. Do you now who makes one?
    It's temporarily out of stock at RCMart, made by Yeah Racing. You could probably look it up on ebay. They named it 'graphite sticker'...

    http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/rc-bod...?cPath=438_267
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cubic
    Same batty pack? Hmmm

    Did you use Pactra paint on your body?

    No! not the same, The one we have are all red with black caps at the end!

    I was just there yesterday and the price is $19.99 + tax
    for a.

    6 cell 7.2v 3300mah!...

    and on the paint yes I did!
    the color is

    Sprint White
    part # RC251..
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    Ohhh its done!

    Its been rainning like 4 days straight! so I had no option but to go play!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Out of Sight
    It's temporarily out of stock at RCMart, made by Yeah Racing. You could probably look it up on ebay. They named it 'graphite sticker'...

    http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/rc-bod...?cPath=438_267

    That looks cool! Ive had a lot of carbon fiber parts on my real race cars! I wish that stuff was back in stock so I can pick some up!

    But I bet i can make a couple of phone calls to my racing buddies they can tell me where I can pick some up locally...

    We have a lot of race/performance shops in my area Im willing to bet they have some carbon fiber stickers!
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    Wow, looks really nice. I still need to do a body. Now I really need to since I sold my only Rustler body last night. Hehe

    I'm looking to do something like this:



    How well does the graphite sticker hold up?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cubic
    Wow, looks really nice. I still need to do a body. Now I really need to since I sold my only Rustler body last night. Hehe

    I'm looking to do something like this:



    How well does the graphite sticker hold up?

    Thats cool!

    What color is that?

    Looks like it fades back into a different color!

    And I wonder if I can find a reverseable sticker to put in the inside of the body so that it wont get all scratched up..
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    @sliding josh
    Those carbon decals are for full scale cars right..although they might work, the carbon pattern might be too large to be scale looking in a 1/10 model, but if if you're ok with that, then by all means

    @cubic
    It should hold well, like a normal decals will But it'll get torn up eventually. If you want a long lasting carbon look, it's either applied or painted on the inside of the lexan.
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    Thanks! Sorry to hijak this thread, but just one more question: When I pain the body orange with a black stripe, do I need to back the paint with white, or just all orange or all black, or nothing?

    It look like xxxmain has some too: http://xxxmain.com/stickerz-carbon.shtml

    I don't think it fades...



    I've not offically confused graphite with carbon fiber. ARGHAHshisnmabash!

    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXN342&P=7
    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXPA37&P=ML
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    Quote Originally Posted by sliding_josh
    I am running bumpers and i did trim a lil, around the front lights and a lil around were the bumper meets the body by the front grill! and with my 1/8 scale wheels every thing clears just fine!

    I already ran it and does great i have no rubbing issues what so ever!

    here is a pic..

    W/ out trimming, bumper did not fit.


    With trimming I made it fit.
    It looks great man, good job!

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    ^^ Thanks ^^
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