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Old 01-16-2017, 01:01 PM   #31
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I currently use Shoe Goo for a lot of my body work like repairing cracks or reinforcing and protecting critical parts of the body. Unfortunately I can't find Shoe Goo locally, and I was wondering if anyone could recommend some alternatives that are easily available like at a Wal-Mart, Lowes, Home Depot, etc.
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Here's another idea you could try for preventive maintenance. I've talked to a few racers who have used it - and they all told me they really liked it.

http://racepf.com/accessories/1/12-f...st-protectors/
http://racepf.com/accessories/1/10-f...st-protectors/

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Old 01-16-2017, 01:17 PM   #32
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^^^^^^^ This.
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Old 01-16-2017, 01:57 PM   #33
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You can made your own lexan pieced using bottles. I do it all time. How ever I find it tricky to repair small cracks with goo and drywall tape and/or construction adhesive. the lexan still flex where it is cracked, specialy at the edges and eventualy it may cause the crack to become bigger and tear up the body.
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Be very careful with different glues. I once run out of shoe goo and tried a normal shoe glue, it actually looked and smelled almost identical. But once applied, it did dissolve the lexan and the paint beneath. The body was still usable for a while since the glue did harden, but it looked very bad and was way less durable.

I now use Hudy Bodyfix, which although expensive, comes in a huge tube that will probably last a lifetime.
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There is always a risk, that is why the glue manufacturers mention that you should try on the surface first. Also Hudy bodyfix cost more than E6000 and Shoe Goo. But they have the same properties.
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Here's another idea you could try for preventive maintenance. I've talked to a few racers who have used it - and they all told me they really liked it.

http://racepf.com/accessories/1/12-f...st-protectors/
http://racepf.com/accessories/1/10-f...st-protectors/

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I just go to staples or walmart and buy the $2 fiberglass tape. Light and adds strength. Its also clear so if your paint isnt super opaque it isnt super onvious. I usually put 's of it around body post holes and tape up the bumper area pretty good. Wheel arches crack no mtter what, use extra foam to keep the body rigid.
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Run Mon-Tech bodies which seem to withstand 10 times the number of hits before splitting.
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I use the clear packing tape on the exterior of the body. It's nearly invisble.
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I currently use Shoe Goo for a lot of my body work like repairing cracks or reinforcing and protecting critical parts of the body. Unfortunately I can't find Shoe Goo locally, and I was wondering if anyone could recommend some alternatives that are easily available like at a Wal-Mart, Lowes, Home Depot, etc.
home depot sells it in the paint aisle with all other glues
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If you have an FLM e-maxx that weight alot, I have found out that it is pretty hard to make the bodies last, even proline ones. Some other kid cracked his whole body after 1 time in the other thread. Maybe the bodies last longer with 1/10 on road cars.
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