EVERYBODY’S SCALIN’ – CROSS RC EMO X BODY.
The Cross RC EMO X has more than proven itself worthy on the trails. But after going through a Big Squid RC Review, the original body has seen better days. We got our hands on a fresh new body for the EMO X and had to show the abused rig some love.
The body came pre painted and cut out. I didn’t like the look of the painted fenders, so I taped them off and used some black Plasti dip. Lately I can’t get past clear body lines, so I took a fine line sharpie and filled them in. the EMO X has some deep body lines, allowing the marker to stay on track and not slip out of the groove. When it does run away from you, and it will, A little Goo Gone will erase the mistake. Doing the body lines make the defining shape of the body pop, adding a better scale appearance.
Transferring over the lights wasn’t as bad as I thought. Our good buddy RC Everyday happened to be at the Squid Farm, so I put him to work on the lights and hardware. One thing that I wasn’t a fan of, was the way you are supposed to attach the latches, gas cap, and a few other parts. They want you to melt the tabs to the inside of the body, in turn getting the part to stay in place. A lot of things can go wrong when dealing with heat and Lexan. They really don’t like each other for one. You could melt, or warp the body, or even get a little burn. All around, not a good way to attach parts. I went with my trusty Gorilla Glue, and that did the job.
I think the Cross RC EMO X looks even better after its makeover. Adding the details made the body stand out so much more. Head over to Cross RC to see what you can pick up for your rig! Till next time, have A good week, and Keep Scalin’!