What is different about tuning toy cars and real cars
Make the car more beautiful, give it an aggressive-offensive look or, on the contrary, show a sense of humor and decorate it with peaceful drawings in the style of "children of flowers" ... In general, to reveal the owner's personality is the main goal of the tuning process, that is permissible structural and decorative change of the external type and arrangement of the "iron horse". The engine can be boosted, and the exhaust pipes can be chrome plated, add moldings, convert bumpers, and today you can take advantage of opportunities. But tuning toy cars is done, as a rule, quite differently, and the goals are set by others.
Purpose - maximum reliability
Almost every toy car sold in children's stores is a copy of some car, modern or descended from the conveyor in the past decades. Manufacturers try to give them as reliable as possible, but this is not always successful. Excessively "toy" kind, souvenir, that's what does not suit true collectors. It happens in another way: a rare specimen comes into the hands, which has already been played enough by someone else's child, having enraged them all the objects in the house and causing serious damage to both the household and the car. With a real collector, it's easy to scratch your hands, you want to make tuning of toy cars with your own hands, giving them the appearance of real smaller copies.
So, it's time to start.
Tuning toy cars, like real cars, begins with disassembly. If the body is connected to the bottom with screws, then there is no problem, but in some instances these parts are riveted. In this case it is necessary to reamer, which should be done very carefully, especially if the undercarriage is made of plastic, which from heating can melt.
Having disassembled the main components, it is necessary to remove all movable elements (opening doors, hoods, trunks), and remove the old paint, which, as a rule, is severely damaged. After that, the surfaces are peeled off with a nugget. These operations can be called repair, especially if there are chips and dents that need to be eliminated, restoring the geometry of the body. After that, the works that distinguish the tuning of toy cars from their simple repair begin.
"Lada", just like real
You can go on the path of creating an original and unusual version of the car, and give vent to their own imagination. Adding a spoiler, an air intake on the bonnet, tinting the glass with a special film, and creating an exclusive interior of the interior, in some cases it is worth making an amazing sample, but there is another way to replenish the collection with a remarkable specimen. For example, to make a large-scale copy of his first car, restoring in small details its special signs, and even the state registration number.
Very interesting are the ways that amateurs of the Soviet car industry make tuning of toy cars VAZ. In the Soviet years, a workshop was launched at the Togliatti plant that produced models of the main products. Up to now, the surviving copies of these cars have been preserved, but the more valuable each of them. In the seventies, the small details of the models were not treated with great attention, so the space for action is wide: these are mudguards, a driver's mirror in the cabin, and a radio receiver, and many other elements that the creators of the model neglected, although the body itself is made quite qualitatively. Particular attention deserves round headlights "pennies", "fangs" on the bumper with polyurethane shock absorbers and characteristic rear optics.
Tuning toy cars is a painstaking task, requiring thoroughness and patience. Well, if the glass is preserved, and if not, then they should be done anew, from transparent polystyrene, polyvinyl chloride or blister packaging. The license plate can be printed on a laser printer, and complete the overall composition with their installation.
So the Zhiguli are ready, quite the same as forty years ago, even now go to them on an imaginary road. However, the real "Kopeck" today is often found on the streets.