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Hi Guys I have an opportunity to buy a mint RC10LS. The question I have Is when did the plastic change from white to black?

I don't really want to go for one that was white and has been died black... :(

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White is fiberglass, and black is "graphite." It won't be died. I mean it could be, but it would stick out as looking not great.
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I'm talking about the white nylon parts.. sorry if I didn't make myself clear

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If the nylon is black on a 10LS, it has been died.
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I've done a little bit of digging And a white lower front arm is part number 8419.

I've found what appears to be an original black lower front arm with the same part number 8419 in a packet so suggesting black would of been available??

https://www.valkyriercmotorsports.com/store/p95/Associated_Pan_Car_Lower_Suspension_Arm_Set_Plastic_Black_8419.html


Can anybody clarify?? :?: :?

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They must have been out there. New one to me.
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All of their stuff was black pretty much by the end of 94 as far as I can tell.

A couple I had - https://www.rc10talk.com/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=26024

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Scr8p.. thats a great link many thanks for that..

Is there a definite way to tell if this car I'm interested in is real black plastic or white died black? I've explained the issue to to seller who hasn't had it from new and wasn't aware of this scenario.. His reply was

"Hi Jon, is there a way to check? It came in the box, already built. Can do close ups if you like / there are any clues?"

One thing I noticed in the pics of the box, manual & bits & bobs is that there are a couple plastic sprue / trees with some additional / optional parts on which are black... But I guess they all could of been died?

Was there any other physical differences with the black kits as a tell tail?

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Even if the trees were dyed in their entirety ( which I highly doubt ) when the parts were cut off they would be white in the centers. More than likely it’s black parts.
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jonboy wrote: Fri Jul 21, 2023 12:26 pm Scr8p.. thats a great link many thanks for that..

Is there a definite way to tell if this car I'm interested in is real black plastic or white died black? I've explained the issue to to seller who hasn't had it from new and wasn't aware of this scenario.. His reply was

"Hi Jon, is there a way to check? It came in the box, already built. Can do close ups if you like / there are any clues?"

One thing I noticed in the pics of the box, manual & bits & bobs is that there are a couple plastic sprue / trees with some additional / optional parts on which are black... But I guess they all could of been died?

Was there any other physical differences with the black kits as a tell tail?

Big thanks

Jon
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No way... ! That's Crazy!

So this guy prob got it off romulus22, unless there was another middle man :?:

OK.. It's black plastic , we got there in the end.

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I've got it... many tahnks!

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what was the body please i'd love to get another..

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jonboy wrote: Tue Dec 05, 2023 9:20 pm what was the body please i'd love to get another..
Wish I was of help but I do not remember. I’m sure someone on here can recognize it.

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