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  • Finally painting my Carrera Track...

    Well I started on a long road to painting my Carrera Track and it’s going pretty well so far. Will post pics of finished track when I am done..
    it will take awhile to paint 110’ and all borders
    I found some helpful hints on this site so thanks for all the info once again HRW!!

  • #2
    Looking great! I like the gray paint on my Carrera track.
    Kip - Kennesaw, GA USA, Home Track: Corsa Autodromo Seminterrato

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    • Broman62
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      Beautiful!!

  • #3
    Thx! And Wow! Your track looks awesome!
    How do you like the hairpin turn?

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    • #4
      Nice so far...but need details in color and brand of paint you used please and thanks!!
      TOM...HOME RACING GOO GOO!!!

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      • #5
        It’s sherwin-Williams resilience exterior flat latex paint and the color is called “nor’easter”. Going on very nicely so far. I wipe down the track with a damp rag, tape up rails and borders, and then 2 coats with a 4” inch foam roller. It really makes the track look so much better, cleaner and the cars really pop on the track. Hope to be done in a week or so....thx for the reply!

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        • #6
          That looks real sharp. Nice color.
          Robert- Connecticut, USA. Shoreline Raceways Club.

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          • #7
            Did the same thing 5 yrs ago and still holding up well. The grey looks so much better and it's easier to see the cars. I actually dirtied my up by misting black spray on it to give it that used look.
            Dave
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            Saginaw Valley Raceway
            Only Rule: Just enjoy who you are racing with.

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            • Ragtopman
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              Amazing track! And love the scenery as well!
              You might want to check under your bridge as there is something scary on top of the waterfall 😬

          • #8
            Originally posted by Ragtopman View Post
            Thx! And Wow! Your track looks awesome!
            How do you like the hairpin turn?
            Thanks! We like the hairpin turn. Where it is located is a relatively slow section of the track so it works well there. It makes for a truer "racing line" than the other corners.
            Kip - Kennesaw, GA USA, Home Track: Corsa Autodromo Seminterrato

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            • Ragtopman
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              Cool! Might have to get one of those👍🏻

          • #9
            All done! Wow, the track looks much better and definitely has a bit more grip. I painted in bigger sections and was able to shorten the time to finish. I am very happy with the results. Someday soon I will have to make a proper table...

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            • dinglebery
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              Looks good! Now you have to get it dirty with running rubber tires for authenticity!

            • oldtribefan
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              Very nice!

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            Mine has been painted for 7 years--holds up great and much better traction than bare plastic

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            I lost a lap, can I have one of yours?

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            • RvE
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              Great look track and racing room! The track scale details are just right.....not too cluttered. Very nice

            • Fathead59
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              I have a question , how were you able to bend the track for the slight incline at the bridge ?

            • dinglebery
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              I believe it's called the Crossing - has 3 pieces in the set, two of which are bent up/down

          • #11
            Fathead59--it's a piece of Carrera track that is formed that way. And thanks guys.
            I lost a lap, can I have one of yours?

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            • #12
              Ok , the track was preformed that way . I thought you had done it yourself .

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