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    Body painting

    What is the proper way to paint the bodies? Inside or out or does it matter?

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    Inside. The outside will get scratched. Get like 2k grit sandpaper and lightly sand it. Then clean it.

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    You should paint the inside with Polycarbonate paint that is specially formulated for lexan bodies.

    Tamiya:
    https://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ca...ghlow&rows=100

    Duratrax:
    http://www.duratrax.com/paint/index.html

    Spaz Stix:
    http://www.hobbyrecreationproducts.c...pazstix-paints
    Last edited by Squeegie; 02-20-2017 at 03:22 PM.
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    Paint the inside. I used Plastidip, and it's holding up great.

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    Ok thank you. I was about to start duct taping the inside for strength but had second thoughts

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    I'm using a combination of Plastidip and aluminum tape for strength and to prevent paint rubbing off.

    Last edited by legacy11; 02-20-2017 at 04:25 PM.

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    I like the Aluminum tape idea. Mine mounts real close to the tires.

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    Thanks for the suggestions and advice. I painted it black yesterday but can't post pictures but it looks awesome. Thank y'all for answering my questions.
    I have the stock 13t pinion with a 50t steel Robinson racing spur with the Castle Sidewinder SCT 3800kv. Should I change the pinion to make it go faster?

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    If you gear it up much more with that motor you may have issues with overheating, you could try it, but make sure to watch your temps.
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    Even with fans on the motor and esc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slashcar18 View Post
    Even with fans on the motor and esc?
    Depending on what fans you have, most actually do not move enough air to do a whole lot of cooling. I tried several different solutions on my stock Platinum but when running 3S even with factory 13/54 gearing, the motor got hot... QUICK! I did not experience near the increase in temps with the VXL-3S ESC like I did with the motor but both heat up pretty good on 3S.

    As for your Robinson racing spur, make sure you have the correct pinion! The pitch on the stock spur DOES NOT mesh properly with the stock Traxxas pinion. That is if you bought this part: ROBINSON RACING 7950 SLASH 50T SPUR

    I just installed the GEN3 54T (7960) Robinson slipper and you must install a matching pinion. I have detailed pics at your disposal.

    -Shack
    Last edited by shack351; 02-21-2017 at 03:27 PM.

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    so the stock pinion wont mesh with 50t robinson spur? if thats the case which pinion should i go with?

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    Correction... I said that the Traxxas pinion does not mesh with above mentioned spur but technically it does. It does not fit as tight as the RR pinions but IT DOES FIT! I was incorrectly remembering how the Castle Mod-1 pinion I was given meshed with the RR & Traxxas parts being discussed. My bad.

    http://www.schoolcouponcard.com/shack351/diff_stuff.asp

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    Last edited by shack351; 02-21-2017 at 08:51 PM.

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    It's ok thank you for the information!!

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    That's because you were trying to mesh a .8 spur with a Mod 1 pinion.
    You can mix 32p with .8, but Mod 1 needs Mod 1.


    Tech note from RR:
    TECH NOTE: 32 pitch and .8 module gears can be used together with no adverse affects such as increased noise or increased wear. The difference is that .8 module gears have a slightly larger outside diameter per tooth, roughly .00027 of an inch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squeegie View Post
    That's because you were trying to mesh a .8 spur with a Mod 1 pinion.
    You can mix 32p with .8, but Mod 1 needs Mod 1.


    Tech note from RR:
    TECH NOTE: 32 pitch and .8 module gears can be used together with no adverse affects such as increased noise or increased wear. The difference is that .8 module gears have a slightly larger outside diameter per tooth, roughly .00027 of an inch.
    Yes sir, you are correct, as you usually are, about the pitch. Just wanted to own my mistake to Slashcar18 because the last thing I want to offer is factually incorrect data. That goes against my grain. I know the MOD-1 (1.0 pitch) does not work with the .08 gearing. I have purchased a plethora of spurs & pinions lately and I should have confirmed what I was saying before posting. My Castle MOD-1 pinions are being used with a Hot Racing SXMX46M01 spur. I have not installed them yet but was very impressed with the depth and precision of the mesh. It looks like they can handle the serious torque, and abuse, that Castle Sensored and I plan to subject them to.

    -Shack
    Last edited by shack351; 02-22-2017 at 02:47 AM.

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