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Anybody tried to do this?
I bought a Xsara a couple of weeks ago to go club racing with and the only version I could find without the extra front light cluster had a muddy effect all over it. I wasn't too bothered at first but the more I look at it, the more it seems to have been dipped in used food.
I like the red and blue paint scheme (although I'm reasonably sure there'll be eight identical ones lined up together come race day!) and I quite like Loeb so if I can save the original paint it'd be a bonus. Plan B involves an airbrush and some chrome and translucent blue paint ...
Any ideas for cutting the crud will be gratefully received.
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Got anything we could test it out on first, Andy?

Upon my return to the workbench I find the Xsara has magically transformed itself into a red car with a white roof. No blue at all. My mistake.
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On mine I thought it looked quite chocolatty so I tried licking it off, but to no avail. For the event last year with lights I tried just cleaning the headlights with some lighter fuel - it came off a little bit but not very easily, but it's the best I've found so far. Anyone know how to remove the snow effect from the SCX Subaru? The windscreen looks a bit silly, and they even managed to get a snow effect guide on my one.

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Thanks Skidmarks. I'll need a GB equivalent for Pine-sol though. What is it?
Mooster - too much information! I wouldn't let a dog lick one of those! Next time I come to Eastcote I'll bring some real chocolate (or EU vegelate if you prefer) if you're that desperate for some. Have you tried aiming a hairdrier (I'm sure you have a selection ...) at your Subaru to melt off the ice and snow?
I was going to try lighter fluid unless someone came up with a better suggestion. I've used T-Cut in the past to remove tampo printing and I think it may be too abrasive to just get rid of the weathering.
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I don't know if the application method on SCX is the same as the Scalex Goodwood Ford GTs but if it is you can take toothpaste and a soft cloth and "wax" the weathering off without damaging the other Tampo markings. It takes time and effort but worked like a champ for me.
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Hi Guys,
I have an older SCX Xsara Bugaski (I think) Car. I quite like the weathered shells, so if you want to do a swap - let me know! I warn you though - it has been used.
If you want I can provide a couple of photos.

As for the Imprezza - I don't have an SCX one at the moment - though the same would apply if I did!

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Thanks guys.
JohnO - The weathering extends to the wheels (now set aside) and the grille which is part of the chassis. I think I'll pass on your kind offer of a swap though because I've just spent a lot of time persuading the body to sit loosely on the chassis in racing fashion and I can't face starting that all over again.
Jimmy - Toothpaste! Cool suggestion. I'll let you know how I get on. Mmmm, minty fresh rally car!
Skidmarks - Thanks for the pic and explanation. The bottle does resemble something that Jenna Jameson might employ in her line of work. Mint or pine? Tough call!
I tried lighter fluid and got a brown stain on the rag (Don't go there, okay?) but no discernable impression on the mud. T-Cut removed the mud okay, as expected, but went for the red paint as well. I've now got clean lower sills but the rest of the car still looks as if it's been tail-gating a herd of cattle.
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