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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 steps and care than spray-bombing a clear shell. The body needs to be prepped, the paint needs to go down smoothly and special care is required to get the details right. I’ve painted a lot of hard bodies in my time as an RC modeler, and I’m going to show you how to transform your truck’s body from a piece of plastic into a work of art. Follow these steps and you’ll have an award-winning paint job.

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Updated: October 24, 2017 — 11:07 PM


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  1. Excelent article, but what kind of paint to use? Palstic or Policarbonate?


  2. What percentage of the RC market sells hard body versus Lexan body cars?

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