Once all of the modifications are complete, put all the parts of the car back together again. If necessary, glue the body to the chassis. Make sure to...
This instructable covers how to take an ordinary die-cast car and modify it using basic tools. It will cover how to properly repaint it, add a carbon-fiber hood, add a carbon-fiber splitter, as well as create a carbon-fiber spoiler. This is my first instructable, and I hope you all like it. Make sure to put pictures of your modified cars in the comments.
1) Die-cast Car - Try to get a simple, stock-looking one with smooth surfaces and a low ride height. - Good brands include Tomy Takara and Matchbox.
2) Rotary Tool - You will need a drill and saw attachment. - You can use the sanding attachment as well.
3) Spray Paint
4) Clear Tape
5) Hobby/Utility Knife - Box cutters, X-Acto knives, and pocket knives will all work. - It is a good idea to sharpen them beforehand.
8) Black Permanent Marker - Sharpies work the best.
9) Clear, Hard Packaging Plastic - Easily obtained. - If not available, cover card stock with clear tape.
10) Sandpaper - Be sensible about the grit
Step 2: Step Two: Disassemble the Car
Using the rotary tool and drill attachment, drill out the metal rivets that hold the car's metal body to the plastic chassis. Drill deep enough to remove the lip of the metal rivet. You will need to exert some force, but be careful. If you do not have a rotary tool, you can try to use a hand drill and a sharp knife. But be warned, it is not easy. If this fails, cut or drill away at the soft plastic surrounding the rivet. Disassemble the car as much as possible. Separate the body, the interior, the windows, and the chassis. If it is possible to remove the external lights, do so.