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    Question Painted bodies

    Do most bodies come clear or can you buy them pre painted the way they are say for instance the concepts body:

    0064 - Illuzion Slash, Slash 4x4, SC10 & Ultima SC -Manta body

    I like this body, but I don't want to have to paint it.

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    To my knowledge you can only get bodies from an rc manufacturer that are pre-painted. I could be wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Sob View Post
    To my knowledge you can only get bodies from an rc manufacturer that are pre-painted. I could be wrong.
    That's my though too.

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    You could pay someone to paint it for you. Good luck
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    Painting the body is not hard it just takes time. The thing about pre-painted bodies is that your friends have the same one. Per-painted body go for over 100.00 on ebay good luck
    Last edited by jay janak; 01-20-2012 at 02:25 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jay janak View Post
    Painting the body is not hard it just takes time. The thing about pre-painted bodies is that your friends have the same one. Per-painted body go for over 100.00 on ebay good luck
    I might be trying to paint my own body here soon, we'll see....

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    Not that hard and you will more than likely enjoy doing it.

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    Post pics of your final product
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    My LHS has painted bodies for $40 ~ $60. One of their employees does the painting. I may go that route in the short term but plan on taking on a paint job myself in the spring. I just need to get over the intimidation of the whole process.
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    Just buy a body you plan to beat up. blue painters tape, body reamer, lexan scissors, and paint. have fun
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    Whats the best kind of paint to use?

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    i use parma paint, works good

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    +1 on parma

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    Make sure to use proper paint! Run of the mill spray paint will not cut it, trust me. I ran out of funds and had to use what I had on hand. It is one **** of a 20 footer though. Also google around and you can find some nice precut paint masks for cheap (4-6 bucks). You will be happier doing the job yourself no matter how it comes out! +1 for self accomplishment.
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    What are you guys talking about? Most if not all body manufacturers' bodies come clear. With the exception of the traxxas prographix bodies, which you could consider partially painted really.

    I used pactra paint on all my bodies and they come out fine.
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    I dont think I will ever paint my own body, I will just buy the clear one and leave it clear.

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