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    Need help with history of Villain IV

    Hey guys so I've recently picked up a brand new Villain IV. I have it listed for sale but might end keeping it and doing a build on it. Anyways, the Villain forum seems dead so I figured I would try here. I've been researching online but can't find this any where. But the Villain appeared to come painted from factory?
    The sides of the boat and the stripe is painted on the boat and the back part behind the boat is also painted.
    Does anyone know how rare this is? Every Villain IV I've seen has stickers all over it. This is my first boat so just tryna brush up on the history of it thanks in advance

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    Are you sure they're not actually decals? Those look like the factory Villain IV decals to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cooleocool View Post
    Are you sure they're not actually decals? Those look like the factory Villain IV decals to me.
    Nope, I’ll take more pics when I get home. The boat is actually painted. Haven’t seen anything like it before. I’ll show what’s painted and what’s actual stickers when I send pics. Because there are some stickers on it. But it’s not like the rest of the Villains I’ve seen. The hull is actually painted
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    Heres some pics. Feel kind of stupid now. after putting my flash I realized looking at the pics it looks like the previous owner painted the factory "scheme" on it. What do you think? If you say yes, I'm about to strip this boat down and keep it and repaint the whole thing a new color.










    btw, yes those stripes behind the seats are painted
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    Here is the factory sticker set for that boat.

    https://traxxas.com/products/parts/1518

    We also have the assembly manual (it came as a kit) and other documentation available.

    https://traxxas.com/sites/default/fi...bly-manual.pdf
    https://traxxas.com/sites/default/fi...-oper-inst.pdf
    https://traxxas.com/sites/default/fi...08-parts_0.pdf

    Be careful using any chemicals on the hull to remove the old paint, it may damage the plastic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TireSlinger View Post
    Here is the factory sticker set for that boat.

    https://traxxas.com/products/parts/1518

    We also have the assembly manual (it came as a kit) and other documentation available.

    https://traxxas.com/sites/default/fi...bly-manual.pdf
    https://traxxas.com/sites/default/fi...-oper-inst.pdf
    https://traxxas.com/sites/default/fi...08-parts_0.pdf

    Be careful using any chemicals on the hull to remove the old paint, it may damage the plastic.


    Thank you so much for all the links! Very helpful. So this boat didn’t come painted from factory? The previous owner had to of painted it the factory theme then? Please look at my pics above to see what I am talking about. And what do you recommend on how to repaint the whole hull
    Slash 4x4, Bandit, Villain IV

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    Also where could I get a replacement windshield? I would really like to add the Villain Ex’s. Been searching every where for one
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    Yeah, they didn't come that way from the factory.

    You could probably make a new windshield pretty easily with some scrap lexan. Fun fact, my NIB Villain IV kit (purchased in 2010ish) didn't even include a windshield or its mounting hardware! The box was factory sealed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maxxdigger View Post
    Also where could I get a replacement windshield? I would really like to add the Villain Ex’s. Been searching every where for one
    I just bought the whole top deck with windsheild on Amazon for 20 bucks a few months back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsy18 View Post
    I just bought the whole top deck with windsheild on Amazon for 20 bucks a few months back.
    Yeah I saw that, my hatch is fine, I just wanted to put the tinted one on from the Villain EX and was curious where to get one

    Also I stripped down the boat and will be starting a build thread on it this week. Gonna prep it for paint. Do you guys recommend anything for paint? I was looking at rustoleum and krylon. First time painting a boat so didn’t know if there was any other ones to look at
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    Quote Originally Posted by maxxdigger View Post
    Yeah I saw that, my hatch is fine, I just wanted to put the tinted one on from the Villain EX and was curious where to get one

    Also I stripped down the boat and will be starting a build thread on it this week. Gonna prep it for paint. Do you guys recommend anything for paint? I was looking at rustoleum and krylon. First time painting a boat so didnít know if there was any other ones to look at
    I'm in the same boat as you are for parts on the villain. I never found a tinted windsheild either. Thought about painting it or buying tint and trying to tint it. I used white rc body paint. I would not paint the bottom obviously due to drag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsy18 View Post
    I'm in the same boat as you are for parts on the villain. I never found a tinted windsheild either. Thought about painting it or buying tint and trying to tint it. I used white rc body paint. I would not paint the bottom obviously due to drag.

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    You used lexan paint? And Idk man I kinda wanna paint the bottom
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    And yeah I guess I am just gonna leave the windshield
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    Quote Originally Posted by maxxdigger View Post
    You used lexan paint? And Idk man I kinda wanna paint the bottom
    Yes lexan paint. The bottom wasn't yellowing yet so I left it. There is alot of forums about painting the bottoms. With my villain I've had more problems keeping it from sinking. The seals are dried up

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