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Old 10-01-2007, 02:12 PM   #1
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Default Sealing Chassis!!

I was wondering how some of you guys seal your Graphite Chassis? I tried the whole super glue method but mine came all funky looking.I see some guys chassis and their looks like there mirrors all around them. I know there is a way to do it without the glue, so how is it done?

Can someone post some pictures of your chassis so I can get a good idea of what to and how to do it? I am going to install my new ITF chassis on my TC5 but I know I need to seal it first so I want to do it the right way. Not like how I did it with my Stock Chassis.
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Old 10-01-2007, 02:16 PM   #2
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check this thread out it helped me a few weeks ago when i had to seal a chassis...

HOW TO: perfect carbon fibre edges
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Old 10-01-2007, 03:22 PM   #3
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Well if you don't use glue it isn't really sealing the edge it's just sanding it. The glue penetrates the edge of the graphite just a little bit to help keep the layers from seperating under impact.

That's a great write up BTW
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i dont bother doing this anymore
takes to much time and im lazy and iv never hade a chassis split and if i did do that big of a crash id just change the chassis coz its probably messed up anyway.
i sand it a little for the batts and around the chassis just so its not so sharp.
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today's graphite is of much higher quality then when I first started. The weave is nice and tight and the layers super condensed. It's probably not near as necessary as when the practice first started years ago.
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I use a q tip and put super glue on it ive messed up chassis before buy trying to run a bead of glue along and ive found thaat this works best and it idoit proof for people like me. Just try not to gut the smoke coming off of the qtip in your eyes its pretty potent. good luck
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what i do is.

1. sand edges round using sandpaper....
2. clean with motor cleaner
3. using a permanent marker black edge the carbon and allow it to dry.
4. using q tip apply runny superglue in light coats.

dont use thick superglue it goes crappy.. runny tyre glue is best
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