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#1 don.siegel

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 06:18 PM

As usual, looking for something else, I stumbled across some old chemicals I've found over the years to improve slot car performance. Slot car racers have always had a touching faith in what a little doping can do for our cars, starting with lubricating oil, passing on to oil of wintergreen and STP for our tires, and much more over the years... 
 
Here's the odd item that got me thinking of this - a whole "pac" to take care of your cars, including an eye-dropper and a little glass swizzle stick to stir up a winning cocktail! 
 
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Not to be outdone, Speedex, out of Rockford, Illinois (it figures), came up with some pretty dope dope! 
 
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Speedex%20repair%20kit%20AFX%20oil_zpsek
 
Note the more modern bottle of special AFX oil alongside... 
 
Special paints for clear-plastic bodies - with the brush in the cap, naturally, at least on TCL paints, not these, and in authentic racing colors - were all the rage as well, as shown by these examples: 
 
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And last but not least, some two-part epoxy, packaged in "spare racing shells" - absolutely free! 
 
Pit%20Stop%20epoxy%20slot%20bodies_zpsoc
 
Got any good dope to share? 
 
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Posted 03 January 2017 - 06:45 PM

Don, that kit is so cool. I have lots to share and before it's all gone I'll share some.
 
This stuff just went to Scott at the museum via Ebay. Was made right here on L.I. back in the day. Basically smelled like rubbing alcohol with a touch of red dye. No, I did not taste it.   
 
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#3 don.siegel

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 06:55 PM

Ah, yes, I had noticed that one Joe - very cool, and a brand I'd never heard of! Good to hear that Scott got it for the museum - and that I didn't try to bid against him! 

 

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 09:36 PM

Don, are those bottle paints Ulrich? My memory says they are, but it's been wrong before. :D


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Posted 03 January 2017 - 10:08 PM

Probably.
 
There are 410M Products references on both Don's stuff, and this top one.
 
The description of the bottom pic  is "1960S LOT OF VINTAGE TESTORS, PACTRA AND ULRICH SLOT CAR BODY (paint)"
 
On Halloween, about 1972, "we" got into some mischief outside the local raceway with a paint egg.
 
It was a raw egg, with a hole poked in the top, with the inside sucked out by the raceway owner, and refilled with Ulrich, light purple, paint.
 
Why light purple?
 
It was the color Charlie had the most of, and would sell us for a dime(?).
 
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Posted 04 January 2017 - 09:57 PM

The only Ulrich paint I ever used was their "candy" paint. You would spray it on the inside of a clear body, and as it dried, a silver backing coat would miraculously appear. And I can vouch that it still worked when applied with a brush!

 

I've often wondered, is the "candy" Ulrich what Lancer used when they produced all those pre-painted, candy colored bodies?

 

I'm sorry about the drift, Don.


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Posted 04 January 2017 - 11:43 PM

I have a new Lancer Porsche coupe I airbrushed with Ulrich solid red about 1972-73. I had a few other Ulrich colors too, but most of my bodies back then were painted with the Testor TCL.


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Posted 05 January 2017 - 01:18 AM

The only Ulrich paint I ever used was their "candy" paint. You would spray it on the inside of a clear body, and as it dried, a silver backing coat would miraculously appear. And I can vouch that it still worked when applied with a brush!
 
I've often wondered, is the "candy" Ulrich what Lancer used when they produced all those pre-painted, candy colored bodies?
 
I'm sorry about the drift, Don.


I used it also, and it worked just as you describe.

There was a thread here where someone had some and wondered if it would still work.
(Edit - found it and added the link.)

If you are talking the '34 Ford, '60s Vette, Cheetah, VW Bug, and '41 Willys, I'm pretty sure those were Du-Bro.

I doubt they used that paint because the windows were still transparent.

Edit: the general consensus in the below thread is that the plastic was tinted and a silver undercoat was added.

Dye that pink gear!

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 12:12 PM

Not totally weird, but anything with the Champion "racetrack" on the label is legit in my eyes.

 

I use the white grease on plastic gears.  The oil I'm "saving" - for what I don't know.

 

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 12:20 PM

Wait till the price of a barrel goes over $100 again... 

 

I like those Champion labels too. 

 

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