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Old 04-16-2012, 10:15 PM   #1

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R/C Car Peeps. IBM Paint Match Help.

Bought the HPI 200mm Camaro Body to run on an old Losi XXX-S that use to run in stock class. It's been collecting dust on a shelf. Looks like will have to pick up some new offset wheels since the chassis is 190. Trying to match IBM Blue(in sunlight) as much as possible. Any suggestions of what Blue to use?
Painted quick test strip Pactra RattleCan Candy Blue backed with Black. Came across Cobalt Blue online. ( Local store doesn't carry)Not sure if sample is backed with black or silver. Maybe the best bet?(or too much purple?) What do ya think? Trying not to have to pay more for the paint than the body.
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:27 PM   #2
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I was able to almost exactly match the RJT of my car by going to the parts house, got every can that looked close, and went out to the parking lot and held them next to different areas of the car in the light...
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If it is okay to use lacquer on the body, you can get the IBM paint in 5 ounce spray cans at any GM dealer. The paint is single stage.
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Old 04-17-2012, 11:10 AM   #5
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Lacquer paint doesn't work too well on Lexan bodies you need to use Polycarbonate paint. Check out Tamiya. I got the Camaro body last week, still haven't gotten a chance to paint it. Going to put it on a TC4 chassis. I just ordered a Mamba Max brushless system and a 6S Lipo.
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