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How to Paint a RC Body:


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When it comes to RC related tasks, painting a body can be one of the most intimidating tasks for anyone. There are so many talented people out there who create masterpieces that painting your first body can be rather daunting. I have seen many of these people at racetracks and clubs around the country running what I call the "One-Color Wonders." They simply went to the hobby shop shelf for a can of paint, masked the windows, and blasted the body with a single color. If this describes you, then there's great news on the horizon. Over the years I have painted up more than my fair share of bodies and learned a number of tips and tricks from some of the best painters out there. While I may not be able to recreate their intricate details, I have found many ways to avoid the dreaded "One-Color Wonder."

Painting a body can be a challenging adventure if you have never done so before, but it is not as difficult as it might first appear. Like I said, you need to know your limitations and not get in over your head, but as you gain experience and confidence, definitely feel free to experiment with different things. I will be the first to admit that some of my coolest paint jobs have evolved out of something that I had first made a mistake on. With some time and creativity you can say goodbye to the one-color wonders once and for all.

Look for tools, videos, and friends who can show you the ropes on how to paint a basic rc car body.

Tools to help:

  • Straight and Curved Body Scissors
  • Body Post Marker Set
  • Body Reamer
  • Masking tape
  • Sand Paper or Dremel w/ sanding head
  • Hobby Knife
  • Patience - Bodys don't get painted in an hour 


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