How Do You Respray a RC Car Body?

Respraying a remote control car body is a great way to customize your car to match its surroundings or just give it a unique look. It’s also a great way to protect the body from scratches and wear and tear that come from regular use. The process of respraying an RC car body is relatively simple and can be done with minimal supplies.

The first step in respraying your RC car is to prepare the area. This includes cleaning off any dirt or debris with a damp cloth and allowing it to dry completely before starting. It’s also important to make sure there aren’t any cracks or chips in the body that could affect the new paint job.

Once the surface is prepped, you’ll need to gather your supplies. This includes primer, paint, sandpaper, masking tape, and clear coat.

You should also have a few different sizes of brushes for various detailing jobs. When selecting paint, make sure you get one that is specifically designed for plastic models.

Now it’s time to start painting! Begin by applying a light coat of primer over the entire body and allowing it to dry completely before applying any coats of paint.

When applying paint, you should do it in thin layers so as not to create any drips or runs. Make sure you cover all areas of the body evenly and allow each layer time to dry before adding another one.

Once all coats of paint are applied, lightly sand down any rough edges or uneven surfaces with sandpaper. Then use masking tape around any areas that need special attention such as chrome trim or decals. Finally, apply a few coats of clear coat over the entire body for added protection.


Respraying an RC car body can be done relatively easily with minimal supplies. Just make sure you prepare the area first by cleaning it off and checking for cracks or chips in the surface before starting.

Gather your supplies such as primer, paints, sandpaper, masking tape and clear coat before beginning work on the project. And remember to do multiple thin coats when applying paint for optimal results!

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James Gardner