Model: 58047: Hotshot
Status: Runner
Date: 12-Dec-2011
Comments: 11
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Hi all, I bought this as an almost complete original hotshot, missing most suspension parts and a few more here and there.
I took it apart, cleaned, repaired and put in back together again with new bearings and a SuperStock motor. I died the wheels black which my first experience dying anything. Stunk the kitchen out but I like the black wheels.
I 'borrowed' the few parts I needed to complete this from my re re hotshot, obvioulsy including the body and re re decals.
Is a pure runner so I wasn't bothered about the spit and polish, nor the re re decals managed to find time to do the tire lettering though.
Love this car, it was always one of my faves as a kid ( not that I had one)... Great build too.
Cheers
Paul



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Comments

Crash Cramer

12-Dec-2011

Very good looker and with those black wheels, looks ready to dominate the field.

matman

12-Dec-2011

Looks great , just need the bumper & your off & racing hehe. Them drive shafts are expensive to use ( glup ) .. Great looking hotshot .

Dante77

12-Dec-2011

Wow, looks great with the black wheels!

TamTom

12-Dec-2011

What did you do to the wheels to get them black?

SRB Bloke

12-Dec-2011

Nice job Paul, great to hear its a runner. The wife went crazy first time I tried dying.. I used the wrong saucepan.

Meakz1973

12-Dec-2011

Cheers guys. Yes, she needs the bumper attaching. I used Rit- Dye for the wheels. It took really well to the white parts. I tried my luck at dying the red plastic to black but no go!. Steve, uh oh mate! I bought a cheapo saucepan just for this!

viperchief

12-Dec-2011

Looks great! Can you provide just a bit more info regarding how you dyed the wheels? I have never done it and want to be succesful the first time! Thanks!

Meakz1973

12-Dec-2011

I boiled water and added powdered dye, reduced to just below a simmer. Plopped the wheels in and made sure they were submerged. I stirred every now and again and left them in there for maybe 40 mins
Add salt and a splash of sherry… wait.. no..
I took em out with long nose pliers and rinsed under running cold water. The dye seemed to seep out for next couple of hours. Rinsed a couple of times and didn’t let the water/ dye pool on the wheels for too long so I got even finish.

viperchief

12-Dec-2011

Perfect! Thanks for the info. They look great!

howitzer71

12-Dec-2011

Love those black wheels!! Gives it a great look!! Top buggy!!!

MAD-BEE

13-Dec-2011

Thats one HOT!.... Hotshot!!

The Hotshot is a 4X4 icon for sure!!
Love the black wheels and white tyre lettring!
Awesome looking buggy!

Cheers bud.


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