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Painting RC Bodies


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Has anyone used automotive paints like PPG to paint a body?
 


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i used spray paint once and it looked good till i ran my truck it cracked all to hell
 

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I was hoping to use PPG or the Duplicolor color matching spray cans. Did you sand/prep the plastic like you would when doing standard autobody, or something else?
 

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Automotive paint isnt going to stick to lexan very well. It will crack and peel from temp changes or crashes.

Now if your painting a polycarbonate body, (think old school tamiya, white plastic) automotive paint will work.
 

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Automotive paints, even if you can get them to bond well won't work for long. Paint for Lexan needs to be flexible...

Bend an rc body, paint doesn't crack. Bend a body panel paint cracks.

For the 3-5 bucks the right stuff costs I wouldn't waste a $30-$40 body on experimenting.
 


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