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How to Paint a Hard Body

How to Paint a Hard Body

When building the ultimate scale rig, there’s nothing that compares to an injection-molded body. Most often referred to as “hard” bodies, the type is preferred because injection molding offers finer, crisper detailing and allows more complex shapes than the vacuum forming process used for Lexan bodies. However, painting and detailing a “hard” body requires more […]
Racer Profile: TLR’s Frank Root

Racer Profile: TLR’s Frank Root

Sponsors: TLR, Horizon Hobby, JConcepts, Team Orion, Spektrum, Bradley Fine Line Designs, StickIt1 Graphics, LiveRC.com, Pacific Coast Hobbies   A lot of us love the speed, exhilaration, and technical side of RC, but we don’t realize what it takes to bring a vehicle like the TLR 22 buggy platform to market. For most of us, RC […]

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Pro-Line Explains Powerstroke Shocks [VIDEO]

Pro-Line Explains Powerstroke Shocks [VIDEO]

Pro-Line is always pushing technology and provides racers and passionate hobby enthusiasts with some of the best products around. In this video, they explain the function and parts of their popular Powerstroke shocks and how to tune and adjust them.

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Basic Lexan Body Painting

So, you decided to get into RC, and you’ve been having a blast ever since. And your machine’s thrashed-out body has the battle scars to prove it. It’s time for a new look! Instead of reaching for another original-equipment body, why not go for a new look with an aftermarket shell and your own unique […]
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How To Apply Decals

Whether you’ve whipped up an elaborate multicolor paint scheme or went with a simple one-color job, decals will dress up any shell and add that finishing touch. Applying decals isn’t hard work, but it’s often a little more complicated than just slapping stickers on the shell. Complex curves on the body, large stickers and even […]

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Lexan Body Trimming & Mounting

You’ve got your new body freshly painted and ready to go. Well, not really—you have to trim and mount that flashy new shell, and then you’ll be off and running. Like painting and decaling, trimming and mounting is easy—if you follow these basic tips.   Tools Body scissors Hobby knife Body reamer Lamp Nail polish […]
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How To Glue Tires the Right Way

There’s an old saying in racing: “To finish first, you must first finish.” There are many reasons why unfortunate souls go home each weekend with the dreaded DNF instead of the hardware, but one common gremlin, especially when racing off-road, is the old wobbly tire. Inevitably, it’s always a rear tire that has come unglued […]

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How to Rebuild Shocks

How to Rebuild Shocks

Few components work as hard on an off-road vehicle as the shocks. Whether they’re countering cornering loads, softening bump forces, or soaking up jump landings, the shocks are always pumping away. That’s why it’s important to keep them in tip-top shape with fresh seals and fluid. Rebuilding them is easy and will give your car […]

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How To Fix a Stripped-Out Wheel Hex

How To Fix a Stripped-Out Wheel Hex

Oh, bummer—an axle nut loosened and now your wheel’s hex socket is toast. You could try to unglue the tire and mount it to a new wheel, but man, what a hassle—and you’ll have a leftover rim. With a little patience and JB Weld epoxy, you can fix the wheel and keep it in action […]
Pit Tip: Easy Grill Detailing [VIDEO]

Pit Tip: Easy Grill Detailing [VIDEO]

Injection molded bodies are the best way to make your vehicle look more scale. Painting them is easy to do but the detailing is something that is often left out. One of the hardest parts of an injection molded to detail is the grill, but we show you how to get it done with this […]
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