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    Painting stock shell.

    How can I paint my stock shell?
    How should I do it and what are the preparation steps for it? Am I supposed to paint the inside of the shell?

    I have some spray paint experience(I primed, painted and clearcoated my rims for my Nissan.

    Thanks.

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    Paint the inside of the shell with a polycarbonate (flexes with shell) paint, any other paint and it flake off on the first crash. For prep wash the inside of the shell with soap and water to remove any mold release agent from manufacturing.
    Last edited by markturbo; 06-09-2010 at 09:52 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markturbo
    Paint the inside of the shell with a polycarbonate (flexes with shell) paint, any other paint and it flake off on the first crash. For prep wash the inside of the shell with soap and water to remove any mold release agent from manufacturing.
    Do I have to sand the stock paint?

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    Here you go , everything you need to know about painting a body ....
    http://prolineracing.com/how-to-tips...ainting-novice
    At WARN 80% and climbing !

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.A.T.O.3.3
    Here you go , everything you need to know about painting a body ....
    http://prolineracing.com/how-to-tips...ainting-novice
    Thanks!
    That doesn't say anything about sanding off the stock paint though.

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    you need to start out with a clear body son. that is if you want to see it

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    Quote Originally Posted by ORANGEm0ney
    Thanks!
    That doesn't say anything about sanding off the stock paint though.

    Typically you dont take off the stock paint , its printed on and does not come off easilly .
    At WARN 80% and climbing !

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.A.T.O.3.3
    Typically you dont take off the stock paint , its printed on and does not come off easilly .
    the only option with the stock body is to paint the outside and that will only look good till you wreck or roll over

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    Quote Originally Posted by LazyBoy420
    the only option with the stock body is to paint the outside and that will only look good till you wreck or roll over

    Which is a big waste of paint and time IMO ....
    At WARN 80% and climbing !

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    same could be said of your 1:1 too :P

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