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    new body

    i am looking for a new body for my traxxas slash and have no idea where to get a complete body already painted

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    do you want a traxxas body or something else
    With great brushless comes great responsibility.

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    Lots of pre-painted bodies on ebay. If you bide your time, you can get one for a decent price.
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    ok thanks for the help

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    how hard is it to paint a body?

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    Does your right index finger work well enough to depress the cap on a spray can?

    If so, you have all the skills necessary to paint a body.



    Seriously, Google it. Tons of websites. Many videos on YouTube. Nothing wrong with a one-color-wonder.

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    It's easy.
    Hardest part is making it not bleed
    Oh ya
    You NEED patience ...
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    Ok thanks for the help bought one of ebay

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    You wouldn't believe some of the paint jobs I've done with a spray can! I have done 15-20 so far in 3 years and it just makes you want to get more paint and bodies as soon as I see it in action. You also get lots of confidence, feel good moments after completing these tasks. I would encourage any rc driver to get some paint, masking tape or mask pattern, and a new body. What ever the result, good/pour, you can't replace that learning experience any other way.
    So I challenge you to pick a body, something with less curves and arches, paint. Watch a couple videos about painting the bodies, and give it a shot. Your gonna beat up any fine work or stock style body anyway, so give it a shot. It could be a step that takes you to a whole new understanding of this hobbie.
    I mean this in a harmless and positive way! Good luck, I've got my hopes up for ya!
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    Quote Originally Posted by thedreadedend View Post
    You wouldn't believe some of the paint jobs I've done with a spray can! I have done 15-20 so far in 3 years and it just makes you want to get more paint and bodies as soon as I see it in action. You also get lots of confidence, feel good moments after completing these tasks. I would encourage any rc driver to get some paint, masking tape or mask pattern, and a new body. What ever the result, good/pour, you can't replace that learning experience any other way.
    So I challenge you to pick a body, something with less curves and arches, paint. Watch a couple videos about painting the bodies, and give it a shot. Your gonna beat up any fine work or stock style body anyway, so give it a shot. It could be a step that takes you to a whole new understanding of this hobbie.
    I mean this in a harmless and positive way! Good luck, I've got my hopes up for ya!
    i couldnt agree with you more. i painted my first body a few days ago...made a few mistakes. however i learned a lot and i now know what i need to do the next time to make it look mint. so, +1 on painting a new body.

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