- 1 How do you clean an RC car before painting?
- 2 What kind of paint do you use on RC bodies?
- 3 Can you repaint a RC car body?
- 4 Can you use regular spray paint on RC car bodies?
- 5 Can you paint the outside of a RC body?
- 6 Which is better enamel or acrylic paint?
- 7 Can you spray paint polycarbonate?
- 8 What kind of paint do you use for model cars?
- 9 How long does it take for RC paint to dry?
How do you clean an RC car before painting?
Warm water and I use Dawn dish soap. I let it soak for 5 or 10 minutes then wash it and be sure you keep rinsing dish soap can be hard to rinse. Let it completely dry and do not touch the inside once clean or you will need to start all over. Quick rinse with hot water and let air dry.
What kind of paint do you use on RC bodies?
If you want to do an overall paint job on the RC body, enamel or acrylic paints will give you the best results.
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 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.
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.
Which is better enamel or acrylic paint?
Enamel can last longer and it’s more resistant to cracks and does not fade, unlike acrylic paint. Enamel is not the best choice for outdoors because it’s less flexible than the acrylic and becomes harder which can lead to cracking. If you want to paint something outdoors it’s best if you use acrylic paint.
Can you spray paint polycarbonate?
Spray paint seemed like the least fuss way to go. It turns out that Tamiya, the plastic model kit and RC company, makes spray paints specifically for polycarbonate. They typically sell to hobbyists painting polycarbonate shells for RC cars. Make sure the surface to be painted is clean.
What kind of paint do you use for model cars?
Acrylic modelling paint is the standard paint of choice for most model enthusiasts. It’s easy to work with and can easily be thinned by mixing it with water. However, acrylic paint is not as durable as spray paint or enamel. Use acrylic paint unless you have a special need for durability.
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.