Originally Posted by jbrow1
Somebody told me about that stuff and I didn't really think it would work. But man is it easy to use, and it's held up perfect on my 1/8 scale tires. Cheap and works great. Best combo you can find right there.
Eh, 90% of the little bits & pieces you find in the R/C industry are just repackaged and marked up from the common world. For motor spray, I use automotive brake cleaner. Comm drops = Honda 2-stroke premix oil. Replacement tooling for my comm lathe is readily available for $4 from McMaster-Carr. Vast majority of my tools are WiHa that I get on discount from my car mechanic father's tool guy. And I work at a machine shop to boot.
And body clips, oh my God do people like Pro-Line rape you for a pack of body clips. What is it, like, $5 for an 8 pack of body clips? I got a bag of 50 for about $10. People ask me very delicately if they can borrow a body clip from me, then get all surprised when I turn around and say "Keep 'em, how many do you need?"
It's all about who you know and where to find them