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    Anyone know if someone offers Painted and Trimmed, 1/32, "SCALE", Lexan bodies, for sale ?? (No womps). Also, would Shoe Gooing the inside, keep the paint on these bodies, and stop the chipping ?

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    I don't think that putting Shoe Goo on the inside of a body would keep the paint from chipping. The paint wants to chip because it does not adhere to the body very well. If you paint your own bodies do you use paint that is formulated for Lexan bodies? I do not know of a source for painted and trimmed 1/32nd scale Lexan bodies. PCH Parts Express has some nice bodies, but those are not painted. For home racing Lexan bodies are not very popular, dealers that cater to that scale are not likely to stock painted bodies. You may be able to find someone that does custom painting however.

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    • #3
      You can try Kelly Racing Products, they have 1/32 painted bodies, but they are not trimmed.
      Robert- Shoreline Model Raceways Club
      Connecticut, U.S.A.

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      • #4
        Caveman Bodeez in TX has painted some of their own in the past. They may still do it.

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        • #5
          Thank you, guys !

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          • #6
            JK slot cars has some 132 scale bodies. These are commercial track oriented slot cars but the bodies (available separately at their website) are pretty nice looking.

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            • #7
              so lexan bodies are usually painted from the inside using special paint like faskolor. the lexan needs to be super clean.
              bill ,framingham ma

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              • Bill from NH
                Bill from NH commented
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                Bill, Faskolor is no longer being sold, but some shops may still have some in stock. There are other acrylic craft & hobby paints that can be used, such as Createx, that actually made Faskolor for Parma. Most acrylics dry flat, so when used on the inside of clear bodies, no clear coat is needed for a shine & the paint is more durable. I've been washing clear bodies with Dawn dishwashing soap for years.

            • #8
              It’s been a while since painting a lexan body.
              bill ,framingham ma

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              • #9
                Avoiding chipping requires the right paint, not something like ShoeGoo. Because Lexan is so flexible, you need to use a flexible paint that "grabs" the body (usually some solvent). The chipping happens because the paint doesn't flex as much as the lexan does, especially with thinner bodies. Even FasKolor would chip a bit over time and many high speed crashes. Some paints for bumper covers might be an option, but paints especially for Lexan are the best.

                And scale vac bodies are tough to come by since Booth stopped using the Lancer molds.
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                Timberline Trace International Raceway - SW of Mpls, MN
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                • #10
                  I have used Tamiya acrylic spray paint on Lexan RC bodies and they are subject to a lot more abuse than slot cars.

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