Trimming the body: Before or after painting?
After doing several bodies, I have found that is much easier to trim the body before applying masks and painting. For one, you use less paint, and you dont have to worry about scratching off paint after the body is finished. I always trim the body first now, even before washing it. Try it both ways, but I can assure you that you will have better success trimming the body before you do anything else. Be sure you have marked your wheel wells, and body postholes. Prepping for Painting: By far this is where your paint job will make or break you. Poor prep time and your body will show it when you are finished. Just a reminder, you paint the INSIDE of the body, not the outside. Before you do anything, take the clear body and place it over your chassis. What you want to do is mark your body postholes, and wheel wells. Once you have done that, take your Exacto knife and make a very small hole to permanently mark the center where the holes will be in case you wash off the marker. This makes mou