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Old 01-18-2019, 02:06 PM   #1
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Picked up a orange gen8 scout as soon as i could, ran it a few times, and started the build

Working in clearing the windows



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Old 01-18-2019, 02:11 PM   #2
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Welcome to posting on the forum Logan. Why don't you tell people your method for clearing the windows. You'll have added more good technical information to this forum than I have in two years haha.
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Old 01-18-2019, 02:13 PM   #3
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Multiple steps have been used in clearing,
Starting with a 600grit wetsand, 1200grit wetsand, 2000grit wetsand
Followed by a cleaning
Next i used a heavy rubbing compound followed with medium, then a light rubbing compound
Plan on painting black around the edge for window seals, then will add polish to what I hope is a decently clear finish


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Old 01-18-2019, 02:23 PM   #4
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I should mention, Idea is from Hemistorm, who i have followed on youtube for awhile, taking similar steps to him, thanks Hemistorm!


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Old 01-18-2019, 03:09 PM   #5
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Multiple steps have been used in clearing,
Starting with a 600grit wetsand, 1200grit wetsand, 2000grit wetsand
Followed by a cleaning
Next i used a heavy rubbing compound followed with medium, then a light rubbing compound
So how long did this process take?

I'm trying to weigh the desire for clear windows against my laziness.
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Old 01-18-2019, 03:11 PM   #6
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So how long did this process take?

I'm trying to weigh the desire for clear windows against my laziness.
My laziness told me to order another body lol.
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So how long did this process take?



I'm trying to weigh the desire for clear windows against my laziness.


Typically around 20mins for the largest windows


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Update: rear window done



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That looks really good.

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That looks really good.

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Thanks man!


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Old 01-19-2019, 08:11 AM   #11
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UPDATE: all windows have been sanded and had rubbing compound on them, next to tape up and paint the black window seals around the edges for a clean look, then polish for hopefully for a nice clear window


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Wow that looks great man! Nice job and nice mod. Makes these bodies look so much better!!


Thanks! And yeah i thought so, the body is a good body, just needed some minore things, will be getting 3d printed handles, wipers, and gas cap soon for it, now that i have the windows almost complete


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First coat of paint, yes my lines arent straight, i cant find my straight edge so i freehanded it. But im happy with how its looking



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I like it. That's better than I can free hand a straight line.

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Took a short break from the scout to work on some other rcs of mine, back to the scout and time to make a hardtop for it, using bedliner


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Outcome of bedliner


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Looks MUCH better with a proper black top.
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That looks great. I was thinking about doing it with plastidip to avoid scratches through the paint. That bedliner looks really good. I may have to do that. Nice work!
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That looks good what did you use on the top bed liner?
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That looks great. I was thinking about doing it with plastidip to avoid scratches through the paint. That bedliner looks really good. I may have to do that. Nice work!


I plan on buying a clear body also, this top is more experimental than anything, so i just sucked it up and scuffed the top and bedlined it. Lol took alot of thought before convincing myself to do it


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