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How do I paint a body shell?
Besides a well ventilated area and a few hours spare, you'll need:
Masking tape (if you're doing more than one colour)
A few hours
A well ventilated area
Do I need paint?
If it comes unpainted or partially, yes. Well, that's if you don't want to drive around with a see-through body
Most body shells come unpainted (clear), some come pre-painted and some even come partially painted (like the
Traxxas ProGraphix range).
The body shell should have either painted or unpainted in it's name. Note: don't rely on the
image as some manufactures paint the body just for the image, as it's easier to see.
Do I need to cut it out?
If the shell is painted, it should already be cut out ready to install. However, if it's unpainted, it's likely that
you'll need to cut out the wheel arches and around the bumpers etc - a pair of
hobby scissors works well for this.