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Old 05-07-2008, 08:12 PM
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Default I messed up my FJ body today need help

I am almost finished with my FJ40 for scale national. I was doing some finishing touches on it. I was gluing some black felt on my body so I could block off the bottom half of my truck and cover my container I am using for my electronics and when I was gluing it with model glue. the glue ran down my window. So now my window is cloudy and look bad. so two question is there a way to get the glue resadue off and make it clear again. my second is it possible to paint the window with black window tint to cover up the windows. I know I can probaly paint it but what would be a trick to paint it. would you just mask off all the white and just paint the windows. I am very mad at my self and what to make it look better. so please give me some advise. I am down to a week now to get it done.
I told the wife I am down to 3 choses
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- buy a new FJ40 body and repaint it. but I have spent so much on this truck that is a very sim chance of that.
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Old 05-07-2008, 09:19 PM
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I say leave it. Call it a chaw stain (forgot to roll down the window) and see if you can get a scale point for it
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Old 05-07-2008, 09:38 PM
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Try: Denatured alcohol or electronic cleaner.

If not get some automotive window film and cover it.
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Old 05-07-2008, 09:55 PM
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Try: Denatured alcohol or electronic cleaner.

If not get some automotive window film and cover it.

Is window film better to use then paint. I was origanaly going to use that. but I was not sure since it is now foggy if it would still look foggy or even stick to the window.
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Old 05-07-2008, 10:11 PM
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I think it will stick. Go for the darkest film possible. Also try some Mothers Polish to see if you can rub it out.
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That's your best bet. Use a good cutting compound and polish it off.

Or, cut the window out, and stick a flat piece of clear lexan in behind it.
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if its a front window just cut it out, and the window is rolled down (maybe thats too easy).

If its one of the back windows maybe you can make it look like it got broken as part of some trail rash. you might even be able to have a tree branch sticking out of the safety glass? just a couple of thoughts
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Call them hard water spots.
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I'd go with the lexan idea if its not curved and also use RC56 canopy glue, it dries clear and will not fog plastics, and glues to just about anything, use it in my RC heli's and Planes, as well as cars.
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thank you. I think I am going to do one of two think. I am low on money with this trip comming up. So I am either going to see how much a window tinting place down the street will sell me some tint for. If I don't do that I am going to buy some black tint paint.

If I paint it since the body is already painted with a white backing do I paint it on the inside or the body or the outside. I know I will have to tape it up very good no matter what side I paint but what would be best.
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Old 05-08-2008, 09:46 AM
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I would paint the inside after carefully masking the windows off. Much more durable. Just double check the tape that you'll be using so it doesn't lift the existing paint.
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Just get some pactra window tint paint
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Just get some pactra window tint paint
I've seen that stuff used a few times, and every time it ruined the paint job. The tint works its way under the color (likely at the wrinkly bits where the masking tape came off) and makes a spider-web pattern over the whole roof.

Not recommended.

Nice recovery on the FJ
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thank you everyone. I try to alot of thing to get the glue off but I couldn't so I went to the Car window tint place down the street from were I work. I asked them if they had any scrap tint. they gave me a small roll. if I didn't get tint for under 10 dollar I was going to go buy paint but the tint place gave it to me free.
SO with some help for some of the guys at my work help me with tinting the windows since I have never tinted before. the tint in my opion worked great. here are 3 picture to show the windows. I didn't take any before pics but here is what it looks like after.

Close up of side

need to clean the prints off but think it looks good.

Front side very




Now I have to put the spare tire back on and I am back on track with just a few minor changes before Scale nationals.
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Good idea....now they can't catch you "ridin' dirty", my shizzle...
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