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    Traxxas Spartan - Carbon Fiber

    So, since my graphics were messed up, I decided to do this. Hope yall like it!









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    How'd you pull that off?
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    That is smoking. Very nice work.

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    now that looks good :-)
    well done!
    was it difficult to apply the stuff?

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    I used 3M Di-Noc Carbon Fiber Vinyl. It was not the easiest to apply, but if you use a blow dryer or heat gun it def. makes things eaiser. All in all, it took about 3 hours to do but it was well worth as you can tell from the pics.
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    All those ridges will add a ton of drag. Your looking at about 17mph now.




    Just yanking ur chain bro. Lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by JPriami View Post
    All those ridges will add a ton of drag. Your looking at about 17mph now.

    Just yanking ur chain bro. Lol
    Dude, stickers add horsepower, I should be able to go at least 65 - 70mph now!!
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    looks killer!
    keep in mind, a dark boat on the water is very hard to see
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    Ya, that is why i kept a little blue on the boat. And you can only see this boat when it is coming towards you. If you drive it away from you, the roost it throws up makes it impossible to see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmwilson09 View Post
    Ya, that is why i kept a little blue on the boat. And you can only see this boat when it is coming towards you. If you drive it away from you, the roost it throws up makes it impossible to see.
    it is killer man..
    do they make a silver carbon like this..
    my blue Spart is on its way from tower and having silver carbon on it like yours could look sweet and still be seen out on the water racing aroung
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    Quote Originally Posted by filmmaker View Post
    it is killer man..
    do they make a silver carbon like this..
    my blue Spart is on its way from tower and having silver carbon on it like yours could look sweet and still be seen out on the water racing aroung
    Yup,

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/3M-Si...Q5fAccessories
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    Sweet!......
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    Nice job on the carbon graphics!

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    I'm reviving this from the dead, hopefully the OP is still around.

    Where you happy with the outcome of the hull? I've wrapped the top of my Spartan but wasn't sure if I wanted to wrap the entire hull or just do enough to cover up the stock graphics.. Any info is appreciated before I tackle it.


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    That carbon looks great! How do you think it would look with red graphics?
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    I never really had any problems with the carbon graphics when running the boat. The 3M product is really good and I never had an issue with the graphics coming off. I think the carbon and red would look pretty sweet.

    Unfortunately, I no longer have the Spartan as I was one of the many Traxxas Spartan beta testers and all of my hard work went down the drain when the Spartan caught on fire.

    Good luck when wrapping your boats and hopefully yours will not share the same fate as mine being that after 3 years since the boat came out, Traxxas still cant build a boat that wont catch on fire.
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    Did yours have the Velineon power system in it?
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    Sorry for my question , but is it juste sticker that look carbon fiber or is carbon fiber sheet that you can glue to your boat !! The look is very nice !!!
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