Customs: Spot Stripping Paint Apps & Reinforcing Wheels?

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  1. j.a.f.o.

    j.a.f.o. Just Looking, Not Buying

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    Okay so I've just spent way too much money on a Stompers car:

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    Question 1: How can I go about stripping the paint apps off the body while preserving the painted windows and headlights?

    Question 2: As Stomper wheels have a reputation for cracking, what would be the best way to strengthen them (e.g., fill the holes between the spokes with superglue, clear epoxy, etc.)?

    My goal is to turn it into The King from the Cars movie and allow my 3-year-old son to wreak havoc with it. (Speaking of which, any suggestions on creating durable replica The King decals would be appreciated.)
     
  2. robvega214

    robvega214 Mp5_Brut

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    use thinner....dilute it with some alcohol......and use a q-tip.....
     
  3. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    paint removal and making decals are both answered in the tutorials section ;) 

    As for the wheels.... you could go in from the inside and fill via putty or a couple sheets of styrene, or you could just swap them with wheels from something else.
     
  4. j.a.f.o.

    j.a.f.o. Just Looking, Not Buying

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    Yes, reading through the tutorials section first would've been the obvious thing to do; however, that would require half a brain...which evidently I do not have. ;) 

    Thanks for the help!
     

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