HOW-TO: Respraying Slot Cars
Fly's Porsche 917K 'fast kit'
The first thing to do is to carefully remove ALL detail from the body; driver, internal details, windows, lights, refueling caps, wipper, grills, etc. If you're starting with a fast/white kit then this step will be an easy job. If you are stripping an assembled car, be carefully not to force the removal of pieces as you may damage them. A lot of plastic detail is 'heat melted' to the chassis so you'll need a sharp knife to carefully cut the melted plastic from the chassis allowing you to remove the various pieces. Be particularly careful when removing the plastic window detail.
Once again, you will only need to wait 30-60 minutes between coats. I use a fine brush, (as fine as you can get) to add some fine paint detail to the body. Paint things like visible bolts, dash detail, drivers helmet and gloves, (in this case I painted my driver's helmet and gloves orange - you can see this in the top photo).
The decals I used are designed for a Porsche 962 but decided to go with a 'fantasy' livery for my respray.