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Old 11-14-2014, 10:37 AM   #1
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Just bought an Awesomatic EVO700 used, and the carbon underneath the battery is not looking so good.
Is there any way to shine up carbon, without damage the carbon ?
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Old 11-14-2014, 10:59 AM   #2
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You could try buffing it with polish but it may need to be sanded with very fine grit sand paper to get scratches out first. It's generally not something people worry about.

I've never tried to get rid of it, but that's how I would try to do it. But you risk making it worse instead of better. So keep that in mind.
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Put a sticker over it.
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Old 11-14-2014, 11:56 AM   #4
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Might do the trick with a sticker.
Was just wondering if there was a fix for that.. :-)
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To get it to look really good it takes time. I redid a rc12r5.2. It took me a few days started with a 1500 wet dry ended with a 20000 wet dry and it still doesnt look like it did bran new. But I didn't do and type of coating on it.
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Any clear coat from a can really, but it's just going to scuff up straight away again from the battery anyway
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Slap a sticker over it or leave it be, because racecar.
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get one of these...works really well and keeps battery from sliding around. I have feeling new future kits will include these.

http://rcmarket.com.hk/popup_image.php?pID=16624

http://rcmarket.com.hk/product_info....ducts_id=16958
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This is easy. Like mentioned before you use increasing grit sandpaper used from wet 800, dry 1500,then dry 2000. That will get all the scratches out and look 90% like new. The last part is aluminum, mag wheel polish from the auto store. it will look just like new carbon.
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get one of these...works really well and keeps battery from sliding around. I have feeling new future kits will include these.

http://rcmarket.com.hk/popup_image.php?pID=16624

http://rcmarket.com.hk/product_info....ducts_id=16958
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Old 11-15-2014, 06:24 PM   #11
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Hardware stores around here sells stuff to remove light scratshes off
your car.... should work...
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Old 11-16-2014, 03:42 AM   #12
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If you are going to fix the carbon make sure to put the rubber tape over it..otherwise after a few runs the carbon will go back looking the same. If you do not plan on using rubber tape you might as well just leave the carbon as is. The rubber tape comes standard on the 2015 BD7...it works so well I ordered more for my other BD7's
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