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Old 09-09-2008, 08:36 AM
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The masking is going to be tuff. Still not 100% decided on how I will paint it. The box art shows one way, the instructions show another way. I might pick a hybrid of the two shown methods, or do something way different. I have seen some real cool not 100% box art examples, so not sure. Feel free to post up some suggestions
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Old 09-09-2008, 08:40 AM
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Hey, best I can suggest is go with what squeezes your lemon You have a SS, you can't go wrong from there.

Well, you could if you cut the roof off and painted it pink with a sunflower motif on the doors.
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Old 09-11-2008, 07:11 AM
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heres a vid of mine a few years ago after that big hurricane hit LBI Enjoy

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Finally started to build this thing. All these SRB posts finally got me going. I had disassembled it previously, shortly after I received it, and it has sat in its box since Anyway, started by cleaning all the plastic parts, preping for paint. Heres a bunch of pics

Pics of all the plastic parts, only broken piece is a piece off the back cage, but should be easy to glue back on
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Old 04-14-2009, 08:07 AM
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Pics after washing. Amazing what a little warm water and soap wil do. I was lucky in that the glue the PO used to attatch the plastic parts together with wasn't that strong. After soaking in warm water the parts came apart and the glue scraped right off, leaving the parts in as good as shape as brand new
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Old 04-14-2009, 08:13 AM
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Rest of the parts, with radio and decals. These things do have alot of parts I am just going to clean the old grease and oil off the metal parts, I am not going to polish the metal pieces. They look new to me, and I am getting lazy I guess, and I prefer the natural look of the metal vs the highly polished look. Highly polished does look good, but lots of work, and I want to get this thing ready to run fairly quickly (which is a relative term, probably within 3 weeks).
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Old 04-14-2009, 08:16 AM
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And some hop up pics. Plan on using the CRP chassis plate, Tamtech shocks, ss screws, stock motor for now, the AI ESC, and an extra set of tires for good measure
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I plan on priming the plastic body parts next, followed by cleaning the metal parts. I will update with some more pics.
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About time Since your esc is h2o proof make sure you ballon your receiver or put it in a little sealed project box etc. I learned the hard way what happens when your lazy/impatient. Are you going to run the original body? the prices of the SS bodies is crazy especially for a unbroken one. Might want to go for a blitzer body or a kamtec if you want to run it without worrying about breaking it.
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I am going to run this body. It will be a runner, just not hardcore suicide driving. I plan on using the original radio box. The H2O ESC is a bonus. I bought this ESC mainly for its size. I know the radio box is not 100% waterproof, but should work fine. The radio box thingy is what really makes an SRB, one of its coolest features, imo. Nowadays you can buy waterproof electronics, but back in the day, this was pretty cutting edge stuff I guess lol Not going to rush this project, but I am too lazy to polish the metal. The pics dont show it very well, but the metal parts are very clean and bright.
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keep up the good work

the masking aint so tough....its just kinda.... *ping* done!



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Can I borrow your "ping...its done" so mine is at that stage, ready for the second color

I dont really dread the masking, but I know it will be tough. I used some kind of red masking tape on my pajero, and it conforms very well around curves. I only had one or two minor bleed throughs with this tape, and the pajero is kinda tough to paint boxart, espescially keeping the color demarcations perfect around the wheel wells.

Only thing I did last night was to clean all the metal parts. Ill take some pics tonight. Fixed the rear cage as well. Also, hope to spray some primer tonight, depending on humidity

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Cleaned Metal Parts.
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Cleaned wheels, tires, radio crate last night. All good, no cracks. No yellowing on the radiobox pieces, but the wheels are slightly yellowed. Might repaint or go with some alloys.Window has scratches, will probably try some Novus polish to polish out the smaller scratches. No bad cracks.
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Pic of all the screws, nuts, washers, etc. They are arranged left to right, Bags A,B,C,and D. Below the laid out parts are the bags of the CRP SS replacement screws. The CRP kit includes all the screws and washers, already organized into seperate bags. Pretty thoughtful
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