Customizing 101

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  1. crazyray78
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    How to make a 1/24 custom start to finish

    this is how i strip my cars that i use, i get an empty metal 1 gallon paint can. pour some stripper inside enough to fill the bottom of the can. then i put the car inside the can and close the...
    this is how i strip my cars that i use, i get an empty metal 1 gallon paint can. pour some stripper inside enough to fill the bottom of the can. then i put the car inside the can and close the lid. then in about like an couple of hours the car is bubbling up and the paint comes off. i may...
    this is how i strip my cars that i use, i get an empty metal 1 gallon paint can. pour some stripper inside enough to fill the bottom of the can. then i put the car inside the can and close the lid. then in about like an couple of hours the car...
    this is how i strip my cars that i use, i get an empty metal 1 gallon paint can. pour some stripper inside enough to fill the bottom of the can. then i put the car inside the can and close the...
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  2. minicup
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    1/64 Custom How to

    Decals: Regarding decals, since we don't have a color printer, I have to go to Staples to get the templates printed. But I was actually considering getting it on a glossy paper and see if they can...
    Decals: Regarding decals, since we don't have a color printer, I have to go to Staples to get the templates printed. But I was actually considering getting it on a glossy paper and see if they can use shipping label paper to make it like a sticker. Thus, all I'll have to do is (very carefully)...
    Decals: Regarding decals, since we don't have a color printer, I have to go to Staples to get the templates printed. But I was actually considering getting it on a glossy paper and see if they can use shipping label paper to make it like a...
    Decals: Regarding decals, since we don't have a color printer, I have to go to Staples to get the templates printed. But I was actually considering getting it on a glossy paper and see if they can...
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  3. Ron3fan
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    Suppliers of 1/64 decals

    here is a place i just used. they are decals for the new 1/64 challenger but i warn you they dont appear to fit well. no wheel well cut outs and the headlight grille and tail lights are way too...
    here is a place i just used. they are decals for the new 1/64 challenger but i warn you they dont appear to fit well. no wheel well cut outs and the headlight grille and tail lights are way too small. jury is out till i try them.
    here is a place i just used. they are decals for the new 1/64 challenger but i warn you they dont appear to fit well. no wheel well cut outs and the headlight grille and tail lights are way too small. jury is out till i try them.
    here is a place i just used. they are decals for the new 1/64 challenger but i warn you they dont appear to fit well. no wheel well cut outs and the headlight grille and tail lights are way too...
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  4. jim43fan

    COT Splitter Removal

    jim43fan you can get a TINY flat head under them and slowly pry them up, I also usually trash the little support pieces and make new ones from straight pins...hope that helped.
    jim43fan you can get a TINY flat head under them and slowly pry them up, I also usually trash the little support pieces and make new ones from straight pins...hope that helped.
    jim43fan you can get a TINY flat head under them and slowly pry them up, I also usually trash the little support pieces and make new ones from straight pins...hope that helped.
    jim43fan you can get a TINY flat head under them and slowly pry them up, I also usually trash the little support pieces and make new ones from straight pins...hope that helped.
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  5. Hokie20

    Ride Height

    Looking to lower the ride height on Gen6 and COT cars. Any ideas/tips on how to do it?
    Looking to lower the ride height on Gen6 and COT cars. Any ideas/tips on how to do it?
    Looking to lower the ride height on Gen6 and COT cars. Any ideas/tips on how to do it?
    Looking to lower the ride height on Gen6 and COT cars. Any ideas/tips on how to do it?
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  6. windyman56

    Screws for Gen 6 Hood and Trunk Hinges

    While re-organizing my workspace, I foolishly lost my screws that I needed to fasten the trunk and hood in place. I know that the screws from the plastic devices that hold the car in place in the...
    While re-organizing my workspace, I foolishly lost my screws that I needed to fasten the trunk and hood in place. I know that the screws from the plastic devices that hold the car in place in the box can be used for the holes on the chassis, but the smaller, flatter ones, does anyone know where...
    While re-organizing my workspace, I foolishly lost my screws that I needed to fasten the trunk and hood in place. I know that the screws from the plastic devices that hold the car in place in the box can be used for the holes on the chassis, but...
    While re-organizing my workspace, I foolishly lost my screws that I needed to fasten the trunk and hood in place. I know that the screws from the plastic devices that hold the car in place in the...
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  7. windyman56

    Disassembling a 2015 Chevy IndyCar from Greenlight

    Love to help you out, so whenever you are ready.
    Love to help you out, so whenever you are ready.
    Love to help you out, so whenever you are ready.
    Love to help you out, so whenever you are ready.
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  8. jim43fan

    Tire Removal - Hot Wheel Crew Choice

    Just for you Ken! :)
    Just for you Ken! :)
    Just for you Ken! :)
    Just for you Ken! :)
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  9. avaplus44

    I was busy playing Doctor this weekend

    I dismantled the Olympic car to reassemble it. I bought it but it came in damaged so I got a standard AT&T car to use its parts to restore the Olympics car.
    I dismantled the Olympic car to reassemble it. I bought it but it came in damaged so I got a standard AT&T car to use its parts to restore the Olympics car.
    I dismantled the Olympic car to reassemble it. I bought it but it came in damaged so I got a standard AT&T car to use its parts to restore the Olympics car.
    I dismantled the Olympic car to reassemble it. I bought it but it came in damaged so I got a standard AT&T car to use its parts to restore the Olympics car.
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  10. 12RN39

    Windshield Gluing Question

    E6000 clear works phenominal. First adhesive I have found to lock down quickly and maybe more importantly not craze or fog the plastic. My mom used it to make jewelry, gave it a try and its all I...
    E6000 clear works phenominal. First adhesive I have found to lock down quickly and maybe more importantly not craze or fog the plastic. My mom used it to make jewelry, gave it a try and its all I use now.
    E6000 clear works phenominal. First adhesive I have found to lock down quickly and maybe more importantly not craze or fog the plastic. My mom used it to make jewelry, gave it a try and its all I use now.
    E6000 clear works phenominal. First adhesive I have found to lock down quickly and maybe more importantly not craze or fog the plastic. My mom used it to make jewelry, gave it a try and its all I...
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  11. spitzredcliffs

    Custom 2014 Josh wise Texas Motor Speedway diecast car

    that would be a fun project to do, if i were able to find the decals for it.
    that would be a fun project to do, if i were able to find the decals for it.
    that would be a fun project to do, if i were able to find the decals for it.
    that would be a fun project to do, if i were able to find the decals for it.
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  12. Ron3fan

    ok you customizers........

    I'll just make them...way easier than dicking with some hack job.
    I'll just make them...way easier than dicking with some hack job.
    I'll just make them...way easier than dicking with some hack job.
    I'll just make them...way easier than dicking with some hack job.
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  13. MT-Outlaw-Fan

    Can you replace number on 2001 Team Caliber Gold Car?

    No unfortunately it doesn't take out scratches, it merely cleans the surface of any remaining residue. The diecast is plated, so I imagine some buffing compound would work. If you are just doing...
    No unfortunately it doesn't take out scratches, it merely cleans the surface of any remaining residue. The diecast is plated, so I imagine some buffing compound would work. If you are just doing the roof, I would consider taping it off to work on it. Good luck. Sent from my SM-G935T using...
    No unfortunately it doesn't take out scratches, it merely cleans the surface of any remaining residue. The diecast is plated, so I imagine some buffing compound would work. If you are just doing the roof, I would consider taping it off to work...
    No unfortunately it doesn't take out scratches, it merely cleans the surface of any remaining residue. The diecast is plated, so I imagine some buffing compound would work. If you are just doing...
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  14. dewaltrace17

    Logo help please

    looks like an ohio map...I know he's one of 'those' guys...may be a reference to the worst state ever?
    looks like an ohio map...I know he's one of 'those' guys...may be a reference to the worst state ever?
    looks like an ohio map...I know he's one of 'those' guys...may be a reference to the worst state ever?
    looks like an ohio map...I know he's one of 'those' guys...may be a reference to the worst state ever?
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  15. comm2679

    Jeff Gordon Transformers and Farmville Wraps from Pattos

    here is the finished car that i had done. i still have one more to do
    here is the finished car that i had done. i still have one more to do
    here is the finished car that i had done. i still have one more to do
    here is the finished car that i had done. i still have one more to do
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  16. BradKeselowskifan4ever

    {$title} Brad Keselowski #2009 Miccouskee Talladega Win

    Thank you. Those are the ones i saw on ebay. There is another car that barely shows any dust.. Thats why i asked for better pics Sent from my LGMS550 using Tapatalk
    Thank you. Those are the ones i saw on ebay. There is another car that barely shows any dust.. Thats why i asked for better pics Sent from my LGMS550 using Tapatalk
    Thank you. Those are the ones i saw on ebay. There is another car that barely shows any dust.. Thats why i asked for better pics Sent from my LGMS550 using Tapatalk
    Thank you. Those are the ones i saw on ebay. There is another car that barely shows any dust.. Thats why i asked for better pics Sent from my LGMS550 using Tapatalk
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  17. Oldtimer

    Experienced Decaler Needed

    Some of you may be familiar with the custom 1/18 scale models I have had created for me. And, as many of you may know, the individual who produced them left us within the past couple of years. I...
    Some of you may be familiar with the custom 1/18 scale models I have had created for me. And, as many of you may know, the individual who produced them left us within the past couple of years. I am in need of someone, preferably in the continental US, who is an experienced customizer/decaler. ...
    Some of you may be familiar with the custom 1/18 scale models I have had created for me. And, as many of you may know, the individual who produced them left us within the past couple of years. I am in need of someone, preferably in the...
    Some of you may be familiar with the custom 1/18 scale models I have had created for me. And, as many of you may know, the individual who produced them left us within the past couple of years. I...
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  18. DaleG72
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  19. kidracer24

    IndyCar 2016 Decals?

    Does anyone here have decals for any cars for the 2016 season this year. Is there anyone on here who has done some work with IndyCar bodies? Specifically looking for 1/64 decals that will fit onto...
    Does anyone here have decals for any cars for the 2016 season this year. Is there anyone on here who has done some work with IndyCar bodies? Specifically looking for 1/64 decals that will fit onto the Greenlight Diecasts.
    Does anyone here have decals for any cars for the 2016 season this year. Is there anyone on here who has done some work with IndyCar bodies? Specifically looking for 1/64 decals that will fit onto the Greenlight Diecasts.
    Does anyone here have decals for any cars for the 2016 season this year. Is there anyone on here who has done some work with IndyCar bodies? Specifically looking for 1/64 decals that will fit onto...
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  20. thefieldguys06

    Paint help?

    PPG Automotive prep and finishes ran through a booth gun yield the best results.
    PPG Automotive prep and finishes ran through a booth gun yield the best results.
    PPG Automotive prep and finishes ran through a booth gun yield the best results.
    PPG Automotive prep and finishes ran through a booth gun yield the best results.
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  21. dewaltrace17

    Logo help for Kyle Busch NOS car

    Hey thanks buddy, the other car was from Texas.
    Hey thanks buddy, the other car was from Texas.
    Hey thanks buddy, the other car was from Texas.
    Hey thanks buddy, the other car was from Texas.
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  22. FFighter_21

    {$title} Dirt Late Model Mud Plugs

    I'm not the guy, but I ordered a set of wheel caps from dirtmodeler.com as well. Excellent service, great guy, but now I want to build a dirt late model from scratch :)
    I'm not the guy, but I ordered a set of wheel caps from dirtmodeler.com as well. Excellent service, great guy, but now I want to build a dirt late model from scratch :)
    I'm not the guy, but I ordered a set of wheel caps from dirtmodeler.com as well. Excellent service, great guy, but now I want to build a dirt late model from scratch :)
    I'm not the guy, but I ordered a set of wheel caps from dirtmodeler.com as well. Excellent service, great guy, but now I want to build a dirt late model from scratch :)
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  23. melloyello20

    Decals

    I didn't know that ty Sent from my LGLS992 using Tapatalk
    I didn't know that ty Sent from my LGLS992 using Tapatalk
    I didn't know that ty Sent from my LGLS992 using Tapatalk
    I didn't know that ty Sent from my LGLS992 using Tapatalk
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