This shows how to take an ordinary cheap matchbox car and mod it to beat hell out of its old self. They drift really well, too.
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Step 1: What You Need
This is one of very few instructables that doesn't really require anything advanced. No soldering, no drilling, no hot gluing. All you need is:
a)A matchbox or hot wheels car. I recommend matchbox.
b)Some lead based spray paint.
e)Oil based acrylic paints for touch-ups.
f)Non serrated hobby quality knife.
Step 2: Paint 'er Up!
This is tricky. What you have to do is cut out tape in the general shape of the windows, and then stick it on. Use your knife to cut them to fit perfectly. Do the same with the wheels and the bottom. Now, take it outside and spray it. It's best to do two coats about 10 minutes apart. Then you should let it dry for a long time. Like overnight, then through a day of school. Then touch a piece of the duct tape (because it doesn't matter if the paint comes off of that) and if it's still moist, give it another night.
Now, before you go and spray like crazy, safety precautions:
a)It's best to go outside on a relatively calm day, and then lay down some newspaper in a big box. This way the fumes won't get everywhere.
b)Do not let any acid based spray paint get on your hands! It stings like hell! If you do get any, wash it off with nail polish remover, but don't use too much. The way this works is that the alkaline nail polish remover has a chemical reaction with the acidic paint. It's like vinegar and baking soda.
Step 3: Get Off the Tape
Just peel the tape off slowly. If there's residue, you can sand it off. You may also want the give the car a sand-down with some fine grain sand paper. It gives the car a nice glossy look.