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    Anyone else get the Lola? Mine came and looks great but there is a problem with the rear lights. Looks like they painted over or put a wrong part so the light can’t shine through. The lights are there and working but can’t get the light out. Any ideas? Real bummer as the car looks great and runs ok except the wheels which are pretty bad.... Thanks for any info if you have any.
    Last edited by Ragtopman; December 17, 2020, 10:24 AM.

  • #2
    Other forums have no clue right now. They have tried striping the paint off lens with no results.
    Dave
    Saginaw Valley Raceway
    Only Rule: Just enjoy who you are racing with.

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    • #3
      Thx for the reply. Yeah, I took off some paint w not much success but began scraping off paint and some of the plastic and can’t get some faint lights back there I will keep scrapping and post some pics later.
      Last edited by Ragtopman; December 17, 2020, 12:33 PM.

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      • #4
        Well the scraping didn’t do as much as I hoped. I just may hot glue the led directly to the lens...more later.

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        • #5
          Just a suggestion. Anybody tried contacting the manufacturer? -- Ernie

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          • #6
            Hi
            I have tried a few things - emailed Carrera, emailed the reseller because Carrera hasn't replied. Read the forums in Europe, scraped and tried fluid and a few other things to remove the paint. At the moment after a bit of effort I am getting a faint glow that frankly wasn't worth the effort it took to generate. For me I am now leaving them as is and hoping that Carrera makes a new part and resellers distribute them out.

            Of course it is probably more likely to snow for Christmas here in Australia than that happening.

            DM
            Dangermouse to the rescue.

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            • #7
              Have a inquiry to retailer as well as Carrera USA. Will see what happens. In the meantime got a little bit of light out??
              also tried to help those wheels a bit
              great looking car and does run fast

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              • #8
                Where are you guys getting this car?
                Every retailer I could think of says OOS.
                Problem or not, I wouldn’t mind getting one.

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                • #9
                  I haven't been able to tryout mine , I've pulled up my track to build a table . I'm going to power it up on the power supply now I've read this! I will post my findings.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by WB2 View Post
                    Where are you guys getting this car?
                    Every retailer I could think of says OOS.
                    Problem or not, I wouldn’t mind getting one.
                    I heard they were pulled from the shelves until they find a fix.
                    Dave
                    Saginaw Valley Raceway
                    Only Rule: Just enjoy who you are racing with.

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                    • SlotCat
                      SlotCat commented
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                      Same thing I read, iirc it’ was on EU forum. I’m hoping they put better wheels and tires on it too.

                  • #11
                    I posted this on SCI today

                    Yesterday, 03:56 PM
                    I have been able to get good light on the blue car by removing the paint from the back of the lens with 91% alcohol [I put only enough alcohol to remove the paint from the BACK by pouring it maybe 1/16" deep into a small lid, and setting the lens in it [level and not tipped] so as not to remove the paint from the outside of the lens].
                    I removed the led board from the chassis mount and turned it horizontal. [At this time, remove the spare tire piece from the chassis be cause it will be in the way]. I cut a piece of plastic the size of the led board [used a piece of the newer Carrera guardrail] to slide into the chassis mount, and glued the now long horizontal edge of the light board to the top edge of the plastic piece, lining up the bottom inside corner of the board with the top inside edge of the mount, which places the led directly behind and between the 2 red bulbs on the lens.
                    When gluing the light board to the plastic piece, be sure that the rear panel with the lens mounted to it is in place, because the led will be tight against that panel and the outside of the board will be at a slight angle towards the front of the car.
                    [The panel will have to be removed and reinstalled a few times when filing or cutting in the next step]
                    The board will now be sitting a little too high for the body to go on, so file the OUTSIDE bracket of the chassis mount so it is about 3mm shorter than the inside mount. Remove the plastic piece and light board [now shaped like an L] and file the bottom of the piece roughly 3mm so that the light board will go lower and rest on top of the top edge of the outside bracket.
                    Now remove the rear panel and set the body on. The rear of the body will not go all the way down because the rectangular piece from the inside of the body [which I assume is there to block light from bleeding into the wheelhouse] is in the space where the lightboard now resides.
                    Let the body down on top of the light board and mark where to cut with a sharpie. You will only be removing roughly 1/4" or less from the piece, and the body will now go all the way down.
                    The next thing to do is to cut slots in the rectangular arms on the spare tire piece for the wires to go through, because the spare tire piece sits tightly behind the lightboards. To do this remove the light boards, reinstall the spare tire piece, [be careful when doing this because the tow hook rod moves around and it will be very easy to break them off] I almost did that a half dozen times, but didn't. Now slip the light boards in a little to see where you need to cut the slots on the spare tire panel arms and mark. Start cutting the slots from the top of the arm. The slot on the passenger side will be wider than the drivers side as there are more wires on that side. The light boards are removable if needed just like stock. There is no light bleed to the inside of the wheelhouse.
                    The only thing I have left to do is block some light bleed that is coming out the holes in the rear panel below the lights.
                    I will post some more pictures of the inside of the car [disassembled] in a couple days, if you guys can see the picture in this post. [Let me know...] Click image for larger version  Name:	DSCN0192.JPG Views:	54 Size:	3.21 MB ID:	69851

                    Before going this route, I tried removing the paint from just the SIDE of the lens where I assume the light is supposed to go through in stock configuration, but like DM, I was unsuccessful in getting enough light to shine through. When attempting to remove the paint initially, I tried 91% alcohol and also paint thinner on a q tip. No luck and I ended up scraping with a model knife and that dulled the lens. I finally got the paint off of the back by just letting it soak for a few minutes.
                    The lenses on both cars look the same, so it must just be the paint on the back of the lens in the blue car that is the problem.
                    Randy

                    I posted this on Sci today.

                    More pics in post #17 in this thread.
                    Last edited by 32lbking; December 20, 2020, 05:39 PM.

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                    • Ragtopman
                      Ragtopman commented
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                      Great job! Congrats! I was going to hot glue the led directly to my de-painted and scraped light lens but the piece on the back of the body hits the lights when being put back on the chassis and I was afraid of doing any major cuts on the car just yet but maybe now I will
                      Thanks for the post and if you could post some more pictures when you can of the inside and where you exactly made the cuts?
                      Thx and again well done!

                  • #12
                    Hot Dang! I just figured out how to post a pic [I think] AND copy and paste from somewhere else. This is a BIG deal for someone as computer illiterate as me. I can't find a "patting myself on the back" emoji so this will have to do Maybe it was the 100 proof Southern Comfort cut with Fireball that helped

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                    • #13
                      Just had a look at mine and only have light out of one side and a bit of light out of the middle of the spare ! I'm going to email Armchair racer and see what they have to say before attempting anything myself. After looking at what 32lbking had to do too fix the issue , I'm a little bit peeved of after waiting so long , (February)till now to find it's not Click image for larger version

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                      • #14
                        I emailed Cathy at Armchair about it - she wasn't aware. Would be good to get a few people messaging them so they can take it back to the distributor and then Carrera. Really Carrera needs to fix this.
                        Dangermouse to the rescue.

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                        • Rastas
                          Rastas commented
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                          Will do David,this is my first Carrera 1/24 and I'm not sure if I'll be interested in getting any more , first impressions and all that.

                      • #15
                        Oh that is a small blip - they are normally high quality finish and great fun to drive. We have really taken them on board and enjoy punting them at most meetings.
                        Dangermouse to the rescue.

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                        • Rastas
                          Rastas commented
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                          Fare enough, I have heard back from Cathy , she has been looking into finding out what has happened said probably won't here anything till after the new year ! Fingers crossed!
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