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How To: Get the Flat Look!

How To: Get the Flat Look!

The matte or “flat” look is a hot trend in the full size car world and easy to duplicate on a “hard” body—just choose paint with the level of sheen you want and spray away. But what about Lexan bodies? All the gloss comes from the plastic itself, and the paint goes on the inside. […]

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Balancing Act [Tech Center]

Balancing Act [Tech Center]

Does tire balancing make a difference? How do I do it? Balancing a race car’s tires helps it produce consistent traction (and more of it) and allows the car to operate more efficiently—important when you’re chasing hundredths of a second. For play-around driving, balancing tires isn’t important, but it’s not hard to do and you’ll […]

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Paint & Detail An RTR Interior [HOW TO]

Paint & Detail An RTR Interior [HOW TO]

More and more RTR vehicles are coming with scale interiors to increase their realism. Since the interiors are vacuum formed, molded-in details are generally soft. Most are painted a single color (black), which speeds things up on the assembly line but looks far from realistic. There are a few things you can do to your […]
How To Weather A Hard Body

How To Weather A Hard Body

  Weathering is a great way to really bring your scale rig to life. There are many ways to add a weathered look to your build, but I chose these seven as they are easy to learn and get results quickly. I’m going to show you how to build the paint up in layers that […]

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How To Polish Your Pro-Line Beadlocks [VIDEO]

How To Polish Your Pro-Line Beadlocks [VIDEO]

It’s going to take some elbow grease, but if you want the polished look for your bead-locks, the process itself isn’t difficult–as Pro-Line illustrates. Don’t forget the rubber gloves! Visit Pro-Line Racing See more posts about Pro-Line
Tech Center: Gritty Bearings

Tech Center: Gritty Bearings

Q. I think I may have gone too long without maintaining my metal-sealed ball bearings, because after I sprayed them out, one still feels rough. No matter how much cleaner I spray, it still doesn’t get better. Should I replace the bearing? A. Chances are that your rough bearing is still salvageable. You encountered a very fine […]

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How To Color Plastic Parts With Fabric Dye [VIDEO]

How To Color Plastic Parts With Fabric Dye [VIDEO]

Lots of plastics parts can be colored with fabric dye. The process is easy, and the results are more durable than any paint. In addition to coloring white or “natural” parts, you can make any already-colored part black. Use caution since the dying process involves boiling water, and protect all surfaces–that dye will stain anything! […]

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Add a Realistic Driver to Your Ride [How-To]

Add a Realistic Driver to Your Ride [How-To]

Driverless scale rigs look fine when posed on the trail, but when they’re under power and there’s no one in the bucket, it looks like The Invisible Man is trying to make a getaway. In this how-to, James Knight shows you how to put a realistic driver behind the wheel and complete your rig’s off-road-ready […]
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