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D3MON

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that looks awesome!
my mom was a professional sign painter for awhile, so she knows quite a bit about painting, and luckily has some really awesome stuff to do it with, the hard part is my learning of it, and I'm not doing it on something flat. I'm using a masking sheet, its a roll of about 12" clear sticker material, its just quite thick and pretty stiff so tight bends it has issues sometimes. also my eyes arent what they used to be so cutting out my stencils isnt as exact as i wish it was.
I'm way to cheap to have one professionally painted especially knowing that i am going to be running this body and beating it up. eventually might have one painted for me, or get better at it and try to do what i was wanting. will post up what i was going to attempt with what i ended up doing.
 

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well ended up going for a bit different look again, saw some bleeding so decided to kind of finesse it a bit, went with some more "splattered" look, so far am happy, i think it turned out well, but it wasn't what i had initially envisioned.
overall am happy with it.
definitely going to invest in a better masking compound next body, going to try what i wanted with this one originally again.
anyways, not finished yet, but here are some progress pics!
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going to pain the clear areas with a lighter green (Same as the letters) to finish it off.
lol dont be too hard on me its been awhile XD
 

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well ended up going for a bit different look again, saw some bleeding so decided to kind of finesse it a bit, went with some more "splattered" look, so far am happy, i think it turned out well, but it wasn't what i had initially envisioned.
overall am happy with it.
definitely going to invest in a better masking compound next body, going to try what i wanted with this one originally again.
anyways, not finished yet, but here are some progress pics!
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going to pain the clear areas with a lighter green (Same as the letters) to finish it off.
lol dont be too hard on me its been awhile XD
looks good to me! i think it does look like the alx green (the engine i posted on large scale forum) through the camera, i like it!!
 

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Got the final paint coats on, decals, all that's left is trimming the body! Should have it mounted tomorrow! The green looks so so much better without the masking, didnt really realize how matte it make it look! Super excited with the colors! Used up every bit of both green paints and a full can of black and a half.
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Got the final paint coats on, decals, all that's left is trimming the body! Should have it mounted tomorrow! The green looks so so much better without the masking, didnt really realize how matte it make it look! Super excited with the colors! Used up every bit of both green paints and a full can of black and a half.
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That thing looks awesome!!! Great job!!!
 

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That looks awesome ,you did a great job ,I bet it feels great getting rid of that sickness out of your gut!....:hehe:
lol definitely, was so worried about the spot it bled, but now after i kind of went with it and added to it, gave it a very different theme and I'm really happy with it!
 

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You could have set the body on your truck first while it was clear an marked & drilled the holes ,then put
scotch tape over the holes when you paint ,that would save the headache from trying to eye ball it!
 

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Well kind of emmbarasingly I marked the film and was going to drill before I peeled it off, kind of got excited though, I was able to mark the rear before I pulled it off all the way so going to use a paint pen on the front to mark locations
 

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Well kind of emmbarasingly I marked the film and was going to drill before I peeled it off, kind of got excited though, I was able to mark the rear before I pulled it off all the way so going to use a paint pen on the front to mark locations
That lil devil body that I had custom painted ,I had cut out where the muffler comes out on the running board before
I sent it out for paint so I didnt mess it up ,those types of bodies arent met for nitro's ,as I had to trim off a little bit
of the head as well ,I am also not done with it ,I still have to custom do so body mounts on it to go with the theme
of the truck!

But ,you will be alright ,just take your time!....:thumbs-up:
 

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Tried the dot4 brake fluid option yet?
No ,I am afraid to use anything harsh on there ,I figured ,if the paint is just falling off ,in time it will all fall off!...LOL

Those bugs & angry daisy's are hand painted on there ,an they will have to stay ,those aren't flaking off ,its a
different paint!
The paint that is falling off ,is that fluorescent marker paint ,it is just falling off ,an the paint is real brittle!
 

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got the body done!
really happy with it, managed to get the trimming done pretty spot on which i was worried about, few spots that arent perfect, but nothing major.
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