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#1 OFFLINE   mazza

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Posted 18 August 2016 - 06:44 AM

Hi all

Its been some time since I posted something on here but unfortunately its a bit of bad news on my side. I was about to sell off one of cars on ebay but then I saw the horror I wasnt expecting:
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Most of the bubbling is near the side skirts, the rear arches and on the door buts its hard to capture on camera. Dont know if anyone has this model I have but it really attacked the sticker section where the door seals were to. Badly. Some of it even got to the top of the car. Does this still happen even on newer built cars? And how did this even happen?
This never happen to my Diablo I sold off a few years ago and that was a much older model. But I am gonna try hardest and put all necessary information in my auction to make sure people are buying what they are expecting. Really gutted and it was one of my favorite cars :(

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Posted 18 August 2016 - 06:58 AM

What model is this?
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Posted 18 August 2016 - 07:00 AM

View PostStratosWRC, on 18 August 2016 - 06:58 AM, said:

What model is this?
Looks like a Skyline R34?
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#4 OFFLINE   mazza

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Posted 18 August 2016 - 07:20 AM

View PostStratosWRC, on 18 August 2016 - 06:58 AM, said:

What model is this?

View Postmcaf123, on 18 August 2016 - 07:00 AM, said:

View PostStratosWRC, on 18 August 2016 - 06:58 AM, said:

What model is this?
Looks like a Skyline R34?

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View PostStratosWRC, on 18 August 2016 - 06:58 AM, said:

What model is this?
Looks like a Skyline R34?

Yep R34 but in V-spec II form.

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Posted 18 August 2016 - 07:27 AM

I don't think it's zinc pest, just paint rash. No big deal.
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Posted 18 August 2016 - 07:33 AM

Looks like paint rash..it won't destroy the model, but you do need to let buyers know about it.

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Posted 18 August 2016 - 08:00 AM

Yeah that's paintrash mate but a light form of it (The bubbles are tiny), annoyingly nobody really knows what causes paintrash, so we don't know how to prevent it. :sad:.... As your selling the model I'd be very honest and write in the description that the model suffers with paintrash and also add a picture or two of the worst affected area just so the buyer knows exactly what they're getting. :occasion14:

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Posted 18 August 2016 - 08:01 AM

Thanks all for the swift responses :) For sure, I spent "a few hour" yesterday writing up the description so it will include where the paint rash's are. And I have also marked it on the pictures as well. But once thats finalize, it will be online by the end of the day. I just dont have space these days and I would rather it go to someone who is looking to keep it or display it.

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Posted 18 August 2016 - 03:12 PM

IMHO it's paint rash Mazza, :agreed: and cosmetic rather than structural - If I were you I wouldn't panic and sell, just get buffin' :nice:

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Posted 18 August 2016 - 03:23 PM

I have that on one of my kyosho models - is there a way to fix this ?

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Posted 18 August 2016 - 04:09 PM

View Postmohawk1975, on 18 August 2016 - 03:23 PM, said:

I have that on one of my kyosho models - is there a way to fix this ?

It is a VERY common problem with Kyosho... :gaah: and is unofficially known as the Kyosho Paint Rash' :bawling:
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...however there's a really useful post here by DX member aydincan (also scroll down) on how to treat the problem... :yahoo:

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Posted 18 August 2016 - 09:09 PM

After seeing these for years, my intuition start to automatically blocked my mind thinking it's a problem any more.
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Posted 18 August 2016 - 09:14 PM

The same kind of paint rash is there on my midnight purple R34 at the same  location right out of the box. I had rubbed it off but it gradually reappeared. Got to live with it. Thankfully it has not made its presence felt on the blue car. Touch wood.!
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Posted 19 August 2016 - 03:29 AM

Paint rash is common on many Autoart, and some R34....

Anyway i want your R34 for my collection ( but the shipping fees for France are insane, 15 £ is enough i think ? )
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Posted 19 August 2016 - 11:01 AM

I am really really sorry about the international shipping charges :( I guess it depends on the size of the box. My box parcel is a bit bigger but its double layered cardboard.
I dont know if you sell stuff on ebay recently but, they change there international shipping option now. When you specify international shipping, the postage price is the same whether or not if you live in France, Germany etc. Its crazy. I had to join an ebay program were I have to now send international parcels to a UK ebay shipping address first and then ebay themselves ship out the parcel out to the outside country.... Madness :bawling:
I guess the good thing about is, if something were to break, ebay will refund both the buyer and seller sides. The other reason why its expense is because the parcel is tracked and it has the addtional insurnace cost too. However, I did recently add the option for the winning buyer to collect it but for UK customers only :D




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