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Crazy Nick's rc10 gold pan

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I just purchased this for just under $80. It's dirty but looks to have a very low runtime. Supposedly he was the original owner. I cannot wait for it to get here. I'm gonna make it just like the one I raced back in '86 . Painted yellow w/ #17 on the side and penzoil stickers. I was a Rick Mears fan as a kid. This is a project I wanted to do for years but always saw either beat rc10's cheap or almost new that were just high priced. I think I have a good base to start with.
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Cool, looks like a good start. As much as I hate seeing a classic pan drilled and cut, the switch mount job looks clean
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gomachv wrote:Cool, looks like a good start. As much as I hate seeing a classic pan drilled and cut, the switch mount job looks clean
Agreed, I will never remove that switch, just cause I don't wanna see behind it lol

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my new ebay purchase

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I'm sure this has been asked a thousand times, but my soon arring rc10 comes w/ the original wheels but they are painted black. How can I remove this and what are the chances of getting them white again?

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Re: Paint removal from nylon wheels?

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For paint use Dot 4 brake fluid. If they're dyed black there's no going back.

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Re: Paint removal from nylon wheels?

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I have had great success with brake fluid. I haven't seen a difference in dot 3 or 4 except 4 is more expensive
Let it soak for a few hours. Paint should curdle and can be wiped away

I have also had brake fluid not even touch the paint. Depends on the type of paint they used

Some will say castor super clean/purple power. I have not had good luck but I know others have
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Re: Paint removal from nylon wheels?

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they are definitely painted, you can see where the wheel nuts scratched the paint off. Well brake fluid, then peroxiced and sun bath :) Thanks guys!

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Re: my new ebay purchase

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Well my new project arrived today! I'm super excited! The only issues are the front turn buckles are tweaked a hair, the tranny brace is missing, the slipper and spur are missing, and there is a small spot of anno missing from a battery leak. So Im looking at around $60 to restore how I wish. That includes a brace, slipper, body, wing, paint, liquid mask, decals and some bearings. Oh ya and some elbow gresse for the big strip cleaning.

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Gonna be a great turnout when your done! Take your time.. Ive used easy off cleaner to remove paint off of white wheels. Brake fluid works as well, however I have only used it when removine paint from lexan bodies... Gets a little messy tho..

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Welcome to the forum and looks like a nice car to work with!

Orefield, huh? I'm originally from Allentown (South Whitehall Township); my parents still live there.

Several of my cars were purchased from Trains & Lanes back in the 80s :D .

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Re: my new ebay purchase

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Thanks ROH73, t&l is a great hobby shop. I've never seen one with such a big selection before. I just need to get in the back room. They have a bunch of vintage kits nib back there. One I know for sure is a kyosho tracker.

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If you don't find a bunch of cool vintage stuff once you get in that back room, I take full responsibility for that.

Sorry :lol:

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Re: my new ebay purchase

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scr8p wrote:If you don't find a bunch of cool vintage stuff once you get in that back room, I take full responsibility for that.

Sorry :lol:
SUCKER! :evil: LOL

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Check the wear on the diff outdrives and the pins on the drive shafts, that should give you an indication of how much run time its had.

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Re: my new ebay purchase

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Ok so have the whole car stripped, plastics in peroxide in the sun yesterday. We had over a week with no rain till I need it. This morning cloudy as can be and no chance of sun , figes. Ordered a new body and wing mount , now just need diff rings outside diff hub and spring. Ugh hard to find :|

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