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    Starsky n Hutch Stripe for Red Summit

    Im seriously contemplating putting one of these on my summit when i get it in a few weeks time.

    I thought i could make something up in decal form but i dont think it would last long and peel off

    so im thinking about making an overlay mask to paint the white stripe and use white hobby paint

    my biggest concern is i will have to paint the outside of the body, so whats the chances of the stripe getting scratched off?

    in case your not old enough to know who Starsky and Hutch are, here's some links to some pictures


    http://thestar.blogs.com/.a/6a00d834...3183970b-600wi

    http://www.contusion.com/random/0012..._hutch_car.jpg

    this one gives the best view, its a cutout of the Torino you can print and stick on your desk

    http://www.starsky-iom.com/images/cut%20ou1.jpg
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    you would probably be better off with the decal, it will get scratched but will be slightly more durable than paint, and easier to replace. Or you could pick up a clear body and do it the right way, then just keep the stock body on the shelf for later. eventually you will need it
    http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread.php?536733

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    Quote Originally Posted by stinger30
    Im seriously contemplating putting one of these on my summit when i get it in a few weeks time.

    I thought i could make something up in decal form but i dont think it would last long and peel off

    so im thinking about making an overlay mask to paint the white stripe and use white hobby paint

    my biggest concern is i will have to paint the outside of the body, so whats the chances of the stripe getting scratched off?

    in case your not old enough to know who Starsky and Hutch are, here's some links to some pictures


    http://thestar.blogs.com/.a/6a00d834...o scatch-600wi

    http://www.contusion.com/random/0012..._hutch_car.jpg

    this one gives the best view, its a cutout of the Torino you can print and stick on your desk

    http://www.starsky-iom.com/images/cut%20ou1.jpg
    You could mask the area on the inside use dot 3 brake fluid to remove the paint.clean and dry then paint your strip inside.I've never tried the brake fluid trick but i have read about it a few times
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamann
    You could mask the area on the inside use dot 3 brake fluid to remove the paint.clean and dry then paint your strip inside.I've never tried the brake fluid trick but i have read about it a few times
    I just today watched a vid on you-tube that claims dot 4 brake fluid is the ticket, instead of dot 3.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=085nJ...984&feature=iv
    http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread.php?536733

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    Quote Originally Posted by quadiak
    I just today watched a vid on you-tube that claims dot 4 brake fluid is the ticket, instead of dot 3.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=085nJ...984&feature=iv
    My mistake, I'm guessing pretty much any brake fluid would do it.But if dot 4 is recommended thats what i would try.Make sure you clean the shell before masking to minimize bleeding under the tape
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    thanks for the feedback
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    Get a new clear body, it would be better in the long run. I have painted heaps of strips on bodies during my time in rc. What you need to do is mask the strip on the inside & paint your red colour first. Then remove the mask & paint the whole inside of the body white. The stripe will show through where the body was clear. These bodies are the oposite colour layers to a normal car. This way the lexan will protect the stripe.
    Last edited by Bug777; 09-12-2010 at 02:05 AM.

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