How do you mask a RC body?
How to properly mask a body
- PREPARE THE BODY FOR MASKING. I wash the body in warm water, with a soft sponge and dish detergent, to remove the residue on the Lexan due to the vacuum forming process and just from being at the factory.
- OVERSPRAY FILM.
- WINDOW MASKS.
- CUSTOM MASKING.
- APPLY THE MASK.
- CUT YOUR DRAWING.
- TIME TO DESIGN.
Can you paint the outside of a RC body?
You can paint the outside of the body, but prepping it is important. Paint doesn’t stick to anything “shiney”. It needs to be sanded or scuffed so the paint sticks.
Can you repaint a RC car body?
All you’ll need to get stunning results are a few cans of spray paint and masking tape. Position the body over the chassis, line up the wheels with the wheel wells, and mark the spots where the body posts contact the shell.
Can liquid mask be sprayed?
Yes you can apply our LM in both the ways: if spray apply 2 coats, if by brush it must have soft bristles and 3 coats are recommended. Can the liquid mask be thinned out/down to go through a small airbrush needle & nozzle?
Can you use regular spray paint on RC car bodies?
There are many types of spray paint. Some RC body painters recommend only using those products developed specifically for use on Lexan or other polycarbonate plastic used to make RC bodies. Your first time out, you should probably stick with spray paints made for plastic RC bodies, such as Tamiya or Pactra.
What kind of paint do you use on Lexan?
Lexan accepts most acrylic paints well and cleanup is simple. Airbrushing is the most efficient and fastest way to paint Lexan plastic quickly and evenly. Applying acrylic paint to Lexan helps protect the surface from both ultraviolet light and water corrosion.
Can you clear coat Lexan?
It dries nice sand shiny, it’s somewhat flexible, and dirt cheap. Apply it with a spongs and let it self-level. Or shoot it with an airbrush and clean up with ammonia. It works on Lexan.
How long does it take for RC paint to dry?
The paint on your RC car will be dry to the touch within 15-20 minutes but it will take 24-48 hours to fully cure. So in between coats you will only have to wait the 15-20 minutes but it is best to wait 24-48 hours before racing with your newly painted RC car.