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Old 01-08-2015, 07:35 PM
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It is the top of the racing seat, so it is supposed to be black. I masked that portion from the inside and painted it last using a brush.









Duratrax offers their polycarbonate paints and thinner in a bottle as well. http://www.duratrax.com/paint/

You could also spray or brush it from the outside by using an x-acto blade to cut and remove the seat portion of the spray mask.
I'm not happy with this body so I'm gonna order a new one. And yeah,,... I'm gonna do the seat in black.

A bottle of paint is a good idea too. Using a spray can for me, caused some issues.
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Oil & Grease can cause the paint to fish-eye. Static Electricity can cause the paint to craze and wrinkle. Too much paint applied at once means there will be an excess of thinner on the polycarbonate and this will cause the body to crack.

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Old 01-09-2015, 11:08 AM
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Oil & Grease can cause the paint to fish-eye. Static Electricity can cause the paint to craze and wrinkle. Too much paint applied at once means there will be an excess of thinner on the polycarbonate and this will cause the body to crack.

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I learned a few things. Reworking some mistakes all added up to me wasting materials on a body that I wasn't happy with so I stopped. Now I gotta wait for a replacement.

Its OK though. I have waited this long.
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The Beelte Kit is officially licensed by Volkswagon and Goodyear.




Radio Box Cover is Black but the cover for it comes in clear polycarbonate.
It can be painted Black, Red or Yellow depending on which radio box you choose.




Kit includes polycarbonate light buckets for the headlights so you can install the optional SCW018 LED Light Kit.



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Me Likey Da Beetle! The lights are a must.
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Aw dammit, it comes with a black radio box. Yellow was expected, and my black box came 3 days ago in the mail. The spares pile is getting out of hand.
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Well, the prototype unveiled at the Tokyo Hobby Show did have a Yellow tub...



http://www.rccaraction.com/blog/2014...yo-hobby-show/

... but every official photo I've seen since then shows it with a black tub.



http://www.kyoshoamerica.com/Beetle-...r_p_23533.html

It may have been changed because it was too close to the original.



The original Kyosho, Graupner, and Cox versions would come with Black or Yellow.
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They probably have a lot of black tubs laying around. Certainly more black than yellow after the scorpion run.

I'd be happy to swap if anyone wants a yellow tub.
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Destroyed another body today. This time hand painted the headrest with the Bottled Duratrax Basic Black and a small sable brush. Same problem I had with the Spray version,,... Bubbles in the headrest.

I'm thinking maybe I just need to go back to watching TV. Can't **** that up.
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You could also spray or brush it from the outside by using an x-acto blade to cut and remove the seat portion of the spray mask.
I just don't get why this is screwing up on me. I haven't seen one single person complain about this problem on any forum or Scorpion thread.

I am trying Tamiya paint this time. It only comes in spray through.
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Several thin coats from the Tamiya rattle-can worked out here. Tamiya cans produce a fantastic fine mist.
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Several thin coats from the Tamiya rattle-can worked out here. Tamiya cans produce a fantastic fine mist.
That's how I'm going. How long do you wait between coats?
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That's how I'm going. How long do you wait between coats?
It was over 80 degrees outside. It dried fast....maybe 2-3 mintes between coats. The painted surface goes from glossy to flat as it dries.
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Wow, this Duratrax paint takes forever. Days compared to your minutes. Its about 70 deg in our basement.
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Tamiya paint "dries" quick, but the solvent smell lingers for a good day. Best keep it tucked away or the missus will have your a$$.

That Dutatrax paint you have...is it acrylic/water base?

Be cautious with the Tamiya PS paint. It is solvent-based. Painting in a basement may cost you a few neurons.
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