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TOPIC: How do I go about painting a transparent shell?

How do I go about painting a transparent shell? 4 months 3 weeks ago #55716

My TL01 Subaru shell I recently purchased is quite battered, I would like to upgrade to a new shell but the only ones I can get hold of are transparent. How do I go about painting one? It seems very tedious and a long process...

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How do I go about painting a transparent shell? 4 months 3 weeks ago #55720

You need to mask windows and paint it from inside with lexan paint. It is easy but need to be patient. ;)

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How do I go about painting a transparent shell? 4 months 3 weeks ago #55721

Have a look at this article:
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How do I go about painting a transparent shell? 4 months 3 weeks ago #55723

TBH the Lexan Brat shell is about as easy as they come:
- cut the arches, sills etc away from the excess
- wash the inside, no masking required if you just want it a single colour, window decals are the whole panel not just edges
- spray 2-3 coats on the inside (Tamiya PS-2 Red is closest to boxart IMO)
- peel outer & apply decals

... & you'll also need the taller rear body mounts (part # 0005349)

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How do I go about painting a transparent shell? 4 months 2 weeks ago #55782

And if you will see how it's done I can highly recomend RCKicks on Youtube.
He is restoring vintage cars and have painted several of them on his channel.

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