- 1 Can I paint RC body with spray paint?
- 2 What paint will stick to Lexan?
- 3 Can you repaint a RC car body?
- 4 How long does it take for RC paint to dry?
- 5 Can you paint the outside of a RC body?
- 6 Does enamel paint stick to Lexan?
- 7 What kind of paint do you use on polycarbonate?
- 8 How do you remove RC paint?
Can I paint RC body with spray paint?
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 paint will stick to 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 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.
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.
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.
Does enamel paint stick to Lexan?
If your car body is constructed of Lexan (a polycarbonate plastic), it is best to use enamel or acrylic paints.
What kind of paint do you use on polycarbonate?
Tamiya polycarbonate paints are frequently used for painting small surfaces. These aerosols are specially designed for transparent, flexible polycarbonate bodies, such as those on RC cars. For larger surfaces, we recommend applying acrylic paint with a roller.
How do you remove RC paint?
Use Nitro Fuel When using nitro fuel, you do not have to soak the RC car in the fuel. Just dip an old paintbrush in the nitro fuel and cover the entire car with it just like you’re painting it, and the paint on it will begin to come off almost immediately.