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    Got My Clear X-Maxx Shell! TRA7711

    UPS just dropped this baby off. Gotta head to the lhs to grab some paint. Too bad they don't come with the plastic supports so you can just throw on a new body. I'll wait for the ebay chop shops to sell it separately. Plus this body is going to be my shelf/show body anyway.


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    Why isnt this bad boy painted yet

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    So what are your plans, surprise?

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    Awesome!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rtmike View Post
    So what are your plans, surprise?
    Yes a surprise
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    Congrats man! I just got mine in today, along with all the mounting and brace parts too. Hopefully I should have it painted up by tonight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfslash16 View Post
    Congrats man! I just got mine in today, along with all the mounting and brace parts too. Hopefully I should have it painted up by tonight.
    By Tonight? WOW you guys are fast!

    Photos Photos

    Painting a clear body for my X-MAXX ( not even here yet... yeah ) is going to be a fun winter project. But I'm new to it, so it will be a slow project haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfslash16 View Post
    Congrats man! I just got mine in today, along with all the mounting and brace parts too. Hopefully I should have it painted up by tonight.
    How did you get the brace & mounting parts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeteffect View Post
    By Tonight? WOW you guys are fast!

    Photos Photos

    Painting a clear body for my X-MAXX ( not even here yet... yeah ) is going to be a fun winter project. But I'm new to it, so it will be a slow project haha
    Heck ya I can't wait to get this sucker painted! I'm just trying to deiced if I"m going to do a 2 tone or 3 tone paint job on it.

    How did you get the brace & mounting parts?
    They came in with all the parts for LHS I work at. We got in at least 2 of every part, minus the entire shocks and the pinion gears.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfslash16 View Post
    Heck ya I can't wait to get this sucker painted! I'm just trying to deiced if I"m going to do a 2 tone or 3 tone paint job on it.



    They came in with all the parts for LHS I work at. We got in at least 2 of every part, minus the entire shocks and the pinion gears.
    Do you have a part number for it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by G-Rustler View Post
    Do you have a part number for it?
    What part do you need a # for?
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    The whole mounting system. The clear shell doesn't come with none of those plastics.
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    The main front and rear latches are TRA7715, and the inner body roll cage/rood supports are TRA7713. They come with all the hardware you'll need too.
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    [QUOTE=Wolfslash16;6151131]Heck ya I can't wait to get this sucker painted! I'm just trying to deiced if I"m going to do a 2 tone or 3 tone paint job on it.



    You should do a metallic blue. Kind if like the slash bodies you did. That would look awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfslash16 View Post
    The main front and rear latches are TRA7715, and the inner body roll cage/rood supports are TRA7713. They come with all the hardware you'll need too.
    Thanks man!
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    Seeings how I'm new to this extreme of rc, all my rigs are painted what they came with except for a clear Summit body I have.

    I imagine I need to see more collections to decide whether I want to paint them all the same or mix it up.



    So is painting one these shells similar to painting a 1:1 rig? All about the prep?

    May I ask, do you paint the windows 1st? Then cover the windows for body color? What's the trick to keeping the black paint on when you remove the mask?

    tia

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfslash16 View Post
    The main front and rear latches are TRA7715, and the inner body roll cage/rood supports are TRA7713. They come with all the hardware you'll need too.
    So these three parts are all the mounts, hardware and clear shell:

    TRA7711, TRA7713 and TRA7715 and we should be good to go???

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    Quote Originally Posted by rtmike View Post
    Seeings how I'm new to this extreme of rc, all my rigs are painted what they came with except for a clear Summit body I have.

    I imagine I need to see more collections to decide whether I want to paint them all the same or mix it up.



    So is painting one these shells similar to painting a 1:1 rig? All about the prep?

    May I ask, do you paint the windows 1st? Then cover the windows for body color? What's the trick to keeping the black paint on when you remove the mask?

    tia
    Check out YouTube. Type in how to paint lexan shell. there's a bunch of vids on the process.
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    Forgot about that. I tell you what. You Tube's turning into the know it all, do it all place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rtmike View Post
    Seeings how I'm new to this extreme of rc, all my rigs are painted what they came with except for a clear Summit body I have.

    I imagine I need to see more collections to decide whether I want to paint them all the same or mix it up.



    So is painting one these shells similar to painting a 1:1 rig? All about the prep?

    May I ask, do you paint the windows 1st? Then cover the windows for body color? What's the trick to keeping the black paint on when you remove the mask?

    tia
    You paint the inside, so its very different then a normal paint job.

    A few tips

    Take your time.

    Use a light scouring pad on all surfaces that will either be clear or chrome

    Wash the shell with a mild detergent to remove the mold relese residue

    Draw your design on the out side overspay film

    Use several layers of liquid mask rotate 90 each layer

    With an exacto knife cut out line off all designs

    Remove the plastic mask one color at a time, use light coats and do Darkest colors first

    The 9bly time you sont do darkest firsts is if its a paint that has a solvent in it or a paint that needs to be backed with another color


    Limit your first shell to 2 or 3 colors to get the hang of things


    TAKE YOUR TIME

    This is truly my favorite part of the hobby. Be sure to share your results

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    I got my Xmaxx shell coming in soon cant wait

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    So these three parts are all the mounts, hardware and clear shell:

    TRA7711, TRA7713 and TRA7715 and we should be good to go???
    Yep! That's all I need for mine. Even if you get the Pro graphix body the part number is TRA7711X.
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    Do you paint the outside or the inside?

    Probley stupid question but day you get the pro graphics body and was just using one color
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    inside .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Double G View Post
    inside .
    Thanks man. Love reading the forums. Learn something every time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo1988 View Post
    Thanks man. Love reading the forums. Learn something every time.

    Yeah, I just said that in a PM.







    WOW, Mr. Fuglio! Those are some impressive lids. There's no way I could lay down something like that.


    -How hard is it to change colors after you've already laid down color?
    -What about during the process? Is it very easy to correct mistakes?
    -If I get a hair in it during the drying process I don't imagine I can lightly sand them out like a 1:1 rig correct? We have a Golden Retriever.
    -Can a person use any kind of paint thinner? Or will the pt dissolve like a foam cup?

    Besides getting my X ready, my next project is painting a shell. I'm a scare-dy car so the 1st shell will be shot with a solid color.

    Thanks all, You Tube's great but I imagine I'd have to watch several videos to get my questions answered.

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    I can't wait to see what you guys come up with. As of now, everybody's X-maxx looks exactly the same. It will be nice to see some different variety.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rtmike View Post
    Yeah, I just said that in a PM.







    WOW, Mr. Fuglio! Those are some impressive lids. There's no way I could lay down something like that.


    -How hard is it to change colors after you've already laid down color?
    -What about during the process? Is it very easy to correct mistakes?
    -If I get a hair in it during the drying process I don't imagine I can lightly sand them out like a 1:1 rig correct? We have a Golden Retriever.
    -Can a person use any kind of paint thinner? Or will the pt dissolve like a foam cup?

    Besides getting my X ready, my next project is painting a shell. I'm a scare-dy car so the 1st shell will be shot with a solid color.

    Thanks all, You Tube's great but I imagine I'd have to watch several videos to get my questions answered.
    You can correct tiny mistakes by lightly scraping paint off.... Its one and done some people have saide you can soak them in paint thinner, but its not worth it

    Its easier than you think take your time , trace on designs you like. Its my favorite part it ushally takes a week for me to do one. But the actual painting only takes a few hours. The time consuming part is tracing your design on the ouside over spray film and then retracing it on the inside with an exacto knife, use liquid mask not masking tape. Then after all the designs are cut remove one color section at a time makeing sure to paint light coats, otherwise youll be unable to see the trace/cut marks

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    How much for the body and support/roll cage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfslash16 View Post
    Yep! That's all I need for mine. Even if you get the Pro graphix body the part number is TRA7711X.
    Thanks! I will be placing an order for these parts today, but they'll be on back order for a while yet I expect, from my lhs.

    Btw, nice paint jobs above!

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    Try lexan picture glueing,to inside body if you not good with air brushing.ck tube videos for idea. Fun an cool.

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    Well, I spent 5 hours taping my body off last night. Yes, I know you can use Liquid mask, but the tape gives cleaner lines. I"m going to do a three tone/two stage paint job on it using gunmetal, silver, and of course lime green. I'm really excited to share the finished truck with you guys; hopefully it will be done tonight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfslash16 View Post
    Well, I spent 5 hours taping my body off last night. Yes, I know you can use Liquid mask, but the tape gives cleaner lines. I"m going to do a three tone/two stage paint job on it using gunmetal, silver, and of course lime green. I'm really excited to share the finished truck with you guys; hopefully it will be done tonight.
    Anticipation builds! Green... Haha of course!
    Popcorn ready to see the final show!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Supamegaman View Post
    How much for the body and support/roll cage?
    $75 for the body, and like close to $40 for the support and braces.
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    So how did it turn out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamesnumber3 View Post
    So how did it turn out?
    Still haven't got around to painting it yet. Doing some studying lately to make this next rank to get more money to buy more RC stuff

    I think this weekend i'll jump on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamesnumber3 View Post
    So how did it turn out?
    I'm with G-Ruslter. It's been way too cold to paint it nicely. During the middle od the day it's 30-40 degrees, but I'm either at work, or at collage 90% of the time, so I haven't gotten a good shot at painting it. At night, when I do have free time. it's 20 degrees outside, which is way too cold. I have the day off work tomorrow, so hopefully I can paint it.
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    The last body I painted up was for my daughters Rustler and that was just before Christmas, which she absolutely loves driving. I do wish it was a about 20 degrees warmer to go out and give the cars a good bashing.

    Pics are over on the rustler page
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    I finished painting my X-Maxx body, finally after more than a week of waiting for it to warm up above 20 degrees. I'm at work right now, but hopefully I can upload some pictures tonight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfslash16 View Post
    I finished painting my X-Maxx body, finally after more than a week of waiting for it to warm up above 20 degrees. I'm at work right now, but hopefully I can upload some pictures tonight.
    Looking forward to it... Lots of photos... Please

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    @Wolf

    Sweet! I actually got around to taping my shell off but wont have paint til next week. I guess I can upload this pic.

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