0 dc roller, almost ready to hit the track, but first we got to paint this body came outside because we’re going to want to spray paint in the house. I have some duratrax paint here. Some fluorescent, yellow and some white cover coat. I have my window mask for my body, my body, a little bit of steel wool, scotch brite pad my exacto knife and the wing, the wing. I don’t, like painted i’m, going to go ahead and leave it clear. So we’ll set that aside for now and we have a microfiber towel let’s head inside and get the body washed. We have our body here from our 5.0 dc roller we’re, going to go ahead and wash it i’m going to show you how to do that or how i do it at least take a paper towel and go ahead and fold it into quarters like this. A little bit of water, you don’t, need to have it completely soaked, and then you need to use dish. Soap make sure you use like a good dish, soap that doesn’t have any like fragrances or lotions or anything in it, because it’ll cause the paint not to adhere to the body. And then i just go ahead and start wiping the body down make sure to get into all the crevices and all the corners. You only need to clean the inside of the body because that’s the surface you’re going to paint you don’t need to bother cleaning the outside.
It doesn’t really do any good Music kind of rinse the body out. So you don’t see any soap kind of a key there. I was trying to shake a little bit of the water out and you can use a cotton towel or a microfiber, but whatever you use make sure that it’s very clean and then just start drying. Your body off and same thing just make sure you get into every corner, nook and cranny, because, obviously, if you paint over water it’s not going to stick back from washing off the body, you can go ahead and set the towel aside. We have our clean body right here. Next thing to do is to put on the window mask, so we have that here. So i go ahead and peel this mask off and i always use an x acto knife to kind of like hold the mask just makes a little easier for me to square it up and it frees up my hand a little bit. Make sure that i have it nice and square and then go ahead and push it, especially. You want to make sure around the edge that you have a nice good seal and you have your left and right windows. You also like, if you notice how i touch the body i’m holding it on the outside. I use my finger over the mask, but i don’t really i’m, not putting my hand on the inside of the body trying to avoid it as much as possible.
So we have our window masks on set. That aside and now i use some scotch brite brillo pad and basically after the window mask is on scuff, the inside of the body. If you do it before the window, mask is you’ll. Evident, you’ll scuff the windows and they won’t be clear and you don’t really need to like tear the body up. You just want to give it a little bit of crease here and there a little bit of scratch here and there for the paint to stick into. I found it helps paint, stick better and helps keep paint from flaking off as easily. It only needs to be light, you’re not trying to thin the body out or it doesn’t even need to be uniform, just try and get it in all the little grooves and crevices. You really don’t want to go hard over the window mask because you don’t want to tear the window mask up or out, and pretty good. So now that we scuffed up the inside of the body set that scotch brite aside i’m, going to grab that clean rag. That i used to help dry the body off i’m, just going to kind of wipe it out real, Rapid, all i’m doing trying to do is make sure i didn’t leave any dust behind when i did the scotch brite on the inside just trying to clear it Out because, obviously, if you paint on dust, the dust is a color and not the body all right now that we wipe the body off on the inside we’re going to get ready to paint.
I have my duratrax fluorescent, yellow paint here for rc car bodies. First thing to do i’m going to pull my watch off real quick put it in my pocket. Don’T want to get any spray on that pop. The can off my paint and really give it a really good shake. You need to make sure you get the paint off the bottom and the sides of the can and then i’m gon na pick, my body up here by the outside i’m gon na hold it here: i’m gon na spray about 12 inches away and i’m going to Turn away from the wind to do that so we’re going to hold the can about 12 inches away here, Sunt., just going to stroke up and down just a nice light coat. If you spray it on too thick it’ll, clump up and it’ll run, and then it won’t look good okay, nice light coat now, we’ll set it down and we’ll. Let it dry all right here goes coat. Number two Music. You can kind of see how opaque it is, if you put your hand behind if you can’t really see anything but the shadow, then it’s not really going to be too see through all right. So now we’re going to use some uh base cover coat, which is white to cover the inside and give that a nice light coat same thing all right, we’re back in from outside. We have our body painted and we have our clear wing our sticker sheet.
Nwo, we’re just going to finish everything up and get it on our 22 5.0 dc roller. So we can hit the track uh first things. First i’m, just going to set this off to the side. We let our paint dry, everything’s, nice and dry, and a good way to check is, if you kind of touch the window and make sure that it’s not tacky, like the inside of the window, mask that way. If it is still tacky you’re not messing up the paint on the body just a little bit of paint on the back of the window, but everything’s good there so i’m going to go ahead and use a hobby knife and just very carefully kind of lift up. The corner to the point where i can grab it and then just set those off to the side and remember you got five pieces of window mask here. Deci, după puteți vedea, we have our clear windows, something really important right here. It says: remove protective film before applying stickers. This protective film keeps any spray paint that comes onto the outside. It keeps it from actually getting on the body uh and it’s a real thin layer, but if you put stickers directly on this you’re gon na have a problem of your stickers coming off. When you peel this off. So you need to make sure you peel this off before you put your stickers on i’m gon na. Do one more thing, Deşi, before we peel this off, we have a little cutout here that needs to come out.
Uh for the slipper uh lay shaft and it’s right here, there’s a little line on the body uh. I do it a little bit differently. I go ahead and use scissors and i just follow that line up to where it starts to curve, and i cut it on both sides that way, and then i take my x acto hobby knife here, desigur, being careful and i go ahead and basically lightly Trace that shape using the hobby knife and with this lexan, if you kind of score a shape, it will peel off right in that shape, and there we go. So you have your nice round, shape there to fit around that slipper shaft we’re, going to go ahead and peel that over spray, film off and it’s, pretty straightforward, just find a corner and kind of use your fingernail to get it started, and you can see obviously That there is some paint that is on the outside of this and that’s. The whole point is to keep it on the film and not on the body itself and normally it’ll tear a little bit, so you might have to get it off in a couple of pieces all right. So now we have our sticker sheet i’m gon na go ahead and open this, and now we get to put some stickers on the body all right. I want to put a tlr sticker here, Sunt., going to use my hobby knife again to kind of peel these off and apply them.
I’Ll put a tlr sticker right here on the side, use one of these 22 stickers and put on the front, and you can put your stickers wherever you feel like whatever you think looks best. Maybe you have some other brands that you, like proline or hobby wing. Much more whatever it might be, and what i usually do is i just mirror so: i’ll put a tlr sticker on the other side and a 22 sticker on the other side and i’ll make sure everything matches uh before i hit the track all right now we Have the body all stickered up, este, looking fresh and ready to go we’re going to put some hook and loop fasteners on the body and the chassis to stick them together? The hook side, which is the the firmer side, is generally going to last longer. So we’ll put this on the chassis because your chassis is going to last longer than your body and we’ll put the loop side or the softer side on the body. What i like to do is i always like to put the hook on the chassis first and then match that up so i’m going to go ahead and pull one of these rectangles off and i’m going to hold it here between my fingers and then i like To use a little bit of glue to adhere this to the chassis that way, it will not come off when you don’t want it to so kind of pinch this, and it only takes like just a little bit of glue.
It doesn’t take a whole lot, so it’s like a drop on each end, pretty much and then we’re gon na grab our chassis here and gon na go ahead and put it right here at the front underneath where the front bulkhead and the mud guard mate and Then we’re going to do another one same thing and this one we’re gon na put right in front of this hole in the mud guard for the motor screws. I’M gon na put that right there and then we’ll do two more on the other side. In the same places, all right now, what i like to do to make sure that the hook and loop on the chassis matches the hook and loop on the body, is i’ll. Fapt, take these rectangles and i’m actually going to cut cut them up into individual pieces and i’m going to adhere them to the hook side, that’s on the chassis and then i’m going to grab the body and put the body on front goes in first, then, the Rear and pull it over the outside of that those fasteners and then i’ll, just peel the body back and peel back the backing for those and then line it up and press the body into the fastener. That way, i know that they’re made it up in the right locations and i’ll go ahead and do the other side peel the body back peel the backing off, pull the body back into place and then press down firmly get it on there, nice and good.
ok, then, you can grab the body here in the rear i’m going to try and get my fingers on that piece of velcro that’s on the body and the front and just kind of pull it off. The body will come off all right, so we’re going to go ahead and put the body on first we’re, going to put the tongue through here under the front shock tower and go ahead and pull the body out a little bit wider and then in the rear. You’Re going to push a little bit narrower to get through the shocks and then once you’re through the shocks, just let it come back out and it’ll fit right on over the gear case and transmission.