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Old 11-02-2009, 03:09 AM   #1
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Hey guys,

After building, bashing, breaking then upgrading, I finally got my SS into a condition worthy of some photos:

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What do you think??

I am waiting a fe weeks before I break the bank again to get my Proline body and undertray. I'll post some more pics once they are all painted and trimmed.

I don't have my front window on in any pics because I just installed the Yamadude throttle linkage and it is interferring with the bottom right corner of the window.

cheers :hi:
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Old 11-02-2009, 06:58 AM   #2
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Dude that is sweet! what did you use for the white lettering on the tires.
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Old 11-02-2009, 04:19 PM   #3
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thanks highwaystar,

this is what I used:

http://www.durablesupply.com/finepointpx21.html

Just be VERY careful as it is actual paint!! I had a few accidents/spillages, make sure you keep some turps and a rag nearby :)
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Old 11-02-2009, 10:37 PM   #4
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Now using this paint to do tires I would like to see on video!

BTW: care to do an orange tank to complete the job?

More here:
http://www.bajaaddicts.com/showthread.php?t=1619

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Old 11-03-2009, 03:34 AM   #5
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Wow that's a really good idea, especially given how visible the tank is. Do you think the plastic would still be slightly see through after dying so you can guage the fuel level??
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Old 11-03-2009, 03:37 AM   #6
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As for painting the tires, it's actually relatively easy since all the lettering is raised off the walls of the tires, so it's just a matter of brushing over them and staying away from the actual tire walls, if that makes sense..
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Old 11-03-2009, 02:03 PM   #7
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Wow that's a really good idea, especially given how visible the tank is. Do you think the plastic would still be slightly see through after dying so you can guage the fuel level??
I've filled up that orange tank and I can still see the fuel level.

The main thing to note is that the Tangerine Orange is really dark for other things [like my radio box white-plastics show] but for the tank it is a perfect match to the ano parts. If you want to dye the radio box white parts, I'd recommend the lighter Sunshine Orange. I have a spare set of those white radio box parts and I may have to try the lighter orange on those.

I don't know which would work best if you were to dye the RPM white arms. I suspect it would be the same as the tank.
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Old 11-03-2009, 06:36 PM   #8
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What about dying the stock black plastics?? I'm guessing it probably wouldn't work but is it worth a try?

BTW where did you purchase the dye from?

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Old 11-03-2009, 07:18 PM   #9
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I'm afraid black will always remain black :p

I went on a scavenger hunt to find the Rit... at 8:00 on Friday night, no less. Finally found it at Joann Fabric and Crafts. Actually, any fabric store or arts and crafts store is a good bet.
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Old 11-08-2009, 04:23 AM   #10
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Thanks for the great idea Tommy, the tank came out pretty good:

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I used a full bottle of liquid Rit Dye - Tangerine. I filled up a pot with about 7 litres of water and check on it every few minutes for about 3 hours.

I'm pretty happy with the result, although it may have come out a bit darker than i was looking for.

Thanks again for the great tip Tommy :hi:
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Old 11-08-2009, 01:31 PM   #11
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Excellent mark!!! :)
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