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Old 08-21-2012, 07:09 PM   #5656
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Is there any chassis mfg that makes their own rubber tires ?
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Old 08-21-2012, 07:42 PM   #5658
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^^ I like it. One thing you can try is instead of the screws, use shoe goo to hold the body together. Works great and you don't have the out of place screws.
I was wondering about this as I am in the process of paint right now with assembly on its way. Does this hold up well enough? I have some 2 part epoxy that will hold extremely well its just not flexible like shoe goo so not sure if I should use that or not.
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I was wondering about this as I am in the process of paint right now with assembly on its way. Does this hold up well enough? I have some 2 part epoxy that will hold extremely well its just not flexible like shoe goo so not sure if I should use that or not.
The problem with any type of adhesive only is that you are only bonding to the paint under the main body, unless you mask it off as clear where the overlap occurs--and it really looks bad. Also, some plastic epoxy will eat right through paint. I was toying with the idea of getting small buttons used to assemble lexan wings and then pain over them with the same color-can always pull the screws out and replace it with those when I find the right parts.
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I was wondering about this as I am in the process of paint right now with assembly on its way. Does this hold up well enough? I have some 2 part epoxy that will hold extremely well its just not flexible like shoe goo so not sure if I should use that or not.
I've painted a half dozen F1 bodies and shoe gooed them all. Never had anything come apart. While its true you are bonding to the paint, the paint is also bonded to the body. And it never sees much force on these F1's. Try it out on some scraps that you have applied paint to if you are worried about it. Then try and pull them apart.
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See you this weekend future champ....
Oh, on road tires. Got mixed up, offroad guy ya know.

Future champ? Do you know of some no shows or something?
Thanks for the added pressure and vote of confidence, Mr. Already F1 Champdude!
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Thats for both suggestions. I am using pactra rattle can on this so I could always grab a bottle and a brush to cover the screw heads. I will also give the test strips a try too. Ive always had the habit of scuffing the lexan before paint so that plus pactras adhesion promoter in the paint should hold pretty well. If my epoxy doesn't work I have your word on shoe goo to go by. Never hurts to test first!
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Since Heikki Kovalainen gets no love, I gave his 2009 ride the Gold treatment. Enter my latest hack job...it's not F1 Paint Lab quality, but it will be very hard to tell when the car is moving. Pic whoring time!


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I use plain clear silicone to join my f1 bodies. Works a treat and I colourless, so you dont see it even if a little squeezes through. I throw a piece of tape on the outside, beside the joint , then peel it away for a clean finish...
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LewHam is looking racy - good job on the detailed helmet.
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Ok I got one too.
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Thats for both suggestions. I am using pactra rattle can on this so I could always grab a bottle and a brush to cover the screw heads. I will also give the test strips a try too. Ive always had the habit of scuffing the lexan before paint so that plus pactras adhesion promoter in the paint should hold pretty well. If my epoxy doesn't work I have your word on shoe goo to go by. Never hurts to test first!
I use Tamiya rattle can only and shoe goo the side panels on with no problems. Works much better than the kit supplied tape and does not pull off the paint. I have done at least 10 F104 / FGX bodies this way.

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How do You people do such a beautiful and clean job on detailing helmets? Especially those round stickers are hard challenge for me...
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I put the stickers on the helmet then use a little heat. The heat will take out any wrinkles in the stickers.
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