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Fast Trax Resin '61 Falcon

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At the swap meet in Salisbury, NC on Saturday 2/17, I came across some resin bodies by a company I'd never heard of, Fast Trax Resins.  They are in Troutman, NC and their boxes show a website address  that does not work, so I posted their Facebook page below.

These are some of the sharpest, thinnest and cleanest resin bodies I've ever seen. This '61 Falcon comes with vac-formed glass, bumpers and red taillights (but no chrome). 

Sorry for the big photos, but I wanted to show the detail.  Notice inside the body, you can still see the flashed-over holes to mount mirrors, antennas etc. from the original AMT kit.  Plus the small pins where the interior mounts!  The vendor at the swap meet said Fast Trax uses "pressure resin molding."

Two of the photos show the Fast Trax body mocked up with original AMT Falcon interior, chassis and glass.  As you can see, everything is a drop-fit and it's almost ready to drive away!









Edited by Mike999

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So What's the question? Almost ALL of todays resin casters use pressure pots for casting. It insures that no bubbles are left in the finished product. It's a sign of a professional caster. Do you buy resin products very often?

Missing Link, Motor City Resin Casters, M.A.D products all use pressure pots when casting, as do MOST of the other major casters do. The days of slush casting are WAY over!!!!


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Well, not all casters do. I don't slush cast (never have); but I have been casting for over a decade without a pressure pot. If you know what you are doing you can get good results without one.......not that I have any problem with using one. In fact, I have one in the shop; but have not been able to acquire the rest of the parts and equipment I need to get it up and operational......like a new air compressor. It does limit how many times you can make a pour (casting) in a day though depending on the type of resin you are using. Norm (Replicas and Miniatures) told me that his resin takes 24 hours to cure; and I know he is using pressure pots. This means he can only make one casting out of a mold a day; where I can make 2 or 3 if I'm in a time crunch.

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