Rail rider question

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Re: Rail rider question

Post by wd13 » Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:25 am

ngyoung wrote:That skull image is from the hydro dip? Or did you add that afterwards?
It is part of the hydro dip, actually the film that I dip the painted piece into. Its a zombie pattern that my son thinks is the coolest thing ever. He got the idea from a machete that I did a couple years back. We just changed the base color and didn't add the blood splatter (thought that might be inappropriate).

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Re: Rail rider question

Post by Vitamin K » Mon Mar 23, 2015 11:06 am

wd13 wrote:
Vitamin K wrote:Congrats, team wd13!

I love that marble block look on the body. Is that a vinyl wrap, or is it paint?
Thank you!

We hydro dipped the car. Basically we spray a base color (automotive paint), the dip the car into pattern of choice, then clear it. It was the easiest way I knew to get a cool looking finish on the car. My son has had me do this for him on each of his two cars. He picks the design and color, I paint/dip them up.
Very, very cool. I've seen videos of hydro-dipping. It's like witchcraft. :)



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Re: Rail rider question

Post by wd13 » Mon Mar 23, 2015 12:25 pm

Vitamin K wrote:
wd13 wrote: Thank you!

We hydro dipped the car. Basically we spray a base color (automotive paint), the dip the car into pattern of choice, then clear it. It was the easiest way I knew to get a cool looking finish on the car. My son has had me do this for him on each of his two cars. He picks the design and color, I paint/dip them up.
Very, very cool. I've seen videos of hydro-dipping. It's like witchcraft. :)
Haha! I don't know that I'd call it witchcraft but it is a very neat process. I owned a Hydrographics shop for several years before selling last summer. It was always fun to see what kind of things people would bring to have done up.



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Re: Rail rider question

Post by wd13 » Mon Mar 23, 2015 12:32 pm

Here are our 4 laps in the District race Saturday. We start in the near lane, moving over each lap. Anyone know what track this is?




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Re: Rail rider question

Post by Vitamin K » Mon Mar 23, 2015 12:38 pm

wd13 wrote:Here are our 4 laps in the District race Saturday. We start in the near lane, moving over each lap. Anyone know what track this is?
That's a BestTrack, judging from the aluminum construction, and the straight segments joined by a single curved segment.



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Re: Rail rider question

Post by ngyoung » Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:47 pm

Looks like a really flat slope for a best track.



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