remote control car cover

dippedhydrodippedhydro Posts: 94Member ✭✭

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  • MidOhioHydrographicsMidOhioHydrographics Posts: 9,338Member, Moderator, Business Ninja El Moderator
    Nice! Looks very clean. Good work.
  • smedlinsmedlin Posts: 1,829Member, Business Ninja ✭✭✭✭✭
    Very nice
  • schidroschidro Posts: 365Member ✭✭✭
    @dippedhydro, did you dip the inside of that or the outside? TIA
  • smedlinsmedlin Posts: 1,829Member, Business Ninja ✭✭✭✭✭
    btw, what base color is that?

    i have that same film.. that color looks good
  • 3monkeyshydrodip3monkeyshydrodip Posts: 839Member, Business Ninja ✭✭✭✭
    .........Green hahahaha
  • smedlinsmedlin Posts: 1,829Member, Business Ninja ✭✭✭✭✭

    .........Green hahahaha


  • dippedhydrodippedhydro Posts: 94Member ✭✭
    Julip green from an old 1976 Holden sandman I did outside I warned him it will get ruined but he didn't care if I did inside he would only see base coat lol
  • schidroschidro Posts: 365Member ✭✭✭
    Some people just don't understand. Did you try to explain you would dip the film layer 1st then the base? Kinda like a reverse operation.
  • dippedhydrodippedhydro Posts: 94Member ✭✭
    Can u do that? I thought the film had to bite into a layer hence the base coat?
  • MidOhioHydrographicsMidOhioHydrographics Posts: 9,338Member, Moderator, Business Ninja El Moderator
    @dippedhydro some substrates are chemically reactive to the activator in the same way the base paint is. ABS plastic and Lexan/polycarbonate are both usually fine to dip to directly.
  • PagesHydroDippingPagesHydroDipping Posts: 505Member ✭✭✭
    Or you could spray intercoat then dip then base
  • K2ConceptsK2Concepts Posts: 13,240Administrator El Jefe

    Or you could spray intercoat then dip then base

    And there ya go...
  • SkinEDippinSkinEDippin Posts: 81Member ✭✭
    But doesn't the film have to be printed in reverse too then?? depending on the films pattern- full color vs little color?? thought i had read that, here some where. Kind of makes sense, other wise your painting over the finished side??? I don't know some patterns will work this way but I don't think all patterns will work this way.
  • K2ConceptsK2Concepts Posts: 13,240Administrator El Jefe

    But doesn't the film have to be printed in reverse too then?? depending on the films pattern- full color vs little color?? thought i had read that, here some where. Kind of makes sense, other wise your painting over the finished side??? I don't know some patterns will work this way but I don't think all patterns will work this way.

    Noo...you are over thinking it...normally? The base gets laid down first...then the film on top of that to get its color from underneath (the base coat)...when you lay a clear intercoat FIRST...then film...there is still no color (CLEAR INTERCOAT remember?)...so you still need a base coat for color and not to bond to...

    Savvy?...

    Probably not but I will draw out something on Skitch tomorrow for you and you will see what I mean...it's 11:00 and I got to get to bed...5:00AM comes way too early these days...
  • dippedhydrodippedhydro Posts: 94Member ✭✭
    thats awesome cheers for the info. will be sure to give it a go next time. thats why this forum is good everyone is happy to help without throwing demeaning comments at amateurs
  • pblizpbliz Posts: 190Member ✭✭✭
    I have dipped a few rc bodies and did the inside of body. 1st coat intercoat clear, then film, then base. Basically the reverse of what you would normally do. What @K2Concepts mentioned.
  • midnight_dippermidnight_dipper Posts: 59Member ✭✭
    @K2Concepts, @pbliz, I understand the procedure but how would you go about dipping the inside without ending up with a lot of voids and trapped air? Seems to me it would be like trying to dip the inside of a box.
  • smedlinsmedlin Posts: 1,829Member, Business Ninja ✭✭✭✭✭
    Why would you dip the inside anyways?

    Is the inside of those RC cars that visible?
  • pblizpbliz Posts: 190Member ✭✭✭

    @K2Concepts, @pbliz, I understand the procedure but how would you go about dipping the inside without ending up with a lot of voids and trapped air? Seems to me it would be like trying to dip the inside of a box.

    Drill out your mounting holes and it allows the water and air to escape.
  • pblizpbliz Posts: 190Member ✭✭✭
    smedlin said:

    Why would you dip the inside anyways?

    Is the inside of those RC cars that visible?

    The inside is dipped to protect the paint job from the numerous end over end crashes. The bodies are clear lexan from the manufacturer. Usually the windows are masked off and tinted or left clear to view inside. When racing Nitro RC I would have to tune carb, check,filters and fill fuel, so, windows were left clear.

  • WileECoyoteWileECoyote Posts: 6,306Member, Moderator, Business Ninja El Moderator
    I say do it on the outside and repaint it or order a new body when it gets too bad
  • PagesHydroDippingPagesHydroDipping Posts: 505Member ✭✭✭
    I've done a few for a customer on the outside and most are for show but he told me he raced a few of them and he said they were holding up pretty good to the abuse.
  • K2ConceptsK2Concepts Posts: 13,240Administrator El Jefe
    edited April 24
    pbliz said:

    smedlin said:

    Why would you dip the inside anyways?

    Is the inside of those RC cars that visible?

    The inside is dipped to protect the paint job from the numerous end over end crashes. The bodies are clear lexan from the manufacturer. Usually the windows are masked off and tinted or left clear to view inside. When racing Nitro RC I would have to tune carb, check,filters and fill fuel, so, windows were left clear.

    @smedlin This...we have done several and the manufacturers always want the dip protected...best way to do it was to put the Lexan between the rocks and the paint...

    Ans yes if the Lexan is clear? It's just the same as the paint being on the outside...
  • K2ConceptsK2Concepts Posts: 13,240Administrator El Jefe

    @K2Concepts, @pbliz, I understand the procedure but how would you go about dipping the inside without ending up with a lot of voids and trapped air? Seems to me it would be like trying to dip the inside of a box.

    You back feed them...easy peezy...
  • pblizpbliz Posts: 190Member ✭✭✭

    @dippedhydro Nice job, customer will be happy with it for sure.
  • dippedhydrodippedhydro Posts: 94Member ✭✭
    Thanks yeah he is happy. Did it as a favour as he is fixing my sons 12volt ride on hummer (electronics geek). But now he had the idea to tell everyone I did it for next to nothing, I can't tell you how many calls I have had and when I tell them a price they are in shock because they were told $20 would cover it hahahahaha. Jeez the things you do for people.
  • WileECoyoteWileECoyote Posts: 6,306Member, Moderator, Business Ninja El Moderator
    And if you tell the guy not to tell others a price... he tells twice as many people.
  • K2ConceptsK2Concepts Posts: 13,240Administrator El Jefe
    No good deed goes unpunished...
  • LibertymanLibertyman Posts: 944Member, Business Ninja ✭✭✭✭
    Nice
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