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Old 09-19-2007, 01:24 PM   #1
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Hey all, I was just wondering a cheap yet effective way to make shock covers because I tried the rubber glove method but they just ripped after one run in the grass... so any help is appreciated!
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Old 09-19-2007, 01:32 PM   #2
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I haven't found anything that works and frankly no longer think they are even necessary.
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Old 09-19-2007, 01:35 PM   #3
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not neccesary? wont dirt get in the shock shafts, o-rings, and then the shock body and oil?
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WD-40 then blow them off with compressor. Works for dirt.
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Old 09-19-2007, 01:37 PM   #5
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i've seen peoplee use water ballons. i can't use them though, i'm allergic to latex.
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Old 09-19-2007, 01:48 PM   #6
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well alright then no shock cover! one less thing to worry about
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Old 09-19-2007, 10:39 PM   #7
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If you own a losi 8ight buy some Ofna Jammin CRT shock dust covers, they arn't actually boots, but rather rubber caps that attach to the bottom of the shocks. they fit real tight on the losi shocks and keep dirt out really well!

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...oducts_id/4443
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The best alternative I've used are balloons that you use to make balloon sculptures. The really thin, long balloons. Cut one to length and slide it on.
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i posted this on rcu so i figured id post it here


vet wrap for horses. you wrap the shock cut it and it self adhesive then aqfter your weekend or couple weekends when you decide to rebuild take it off and throw it away. it comes in diffrent colors to

http://www.kennelsupplyllc.com/store...c-Bandage.html
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vet wrap for horses. you wrap the shock cut it and it self adhesive then aqfter your weekend or couple weekends when you decide to rebuild take it off and throw it away. it comes in diffrent colors to

http://www.kennelsupplyllc.com/store...c-Bandage.html
this stuff works better as pre-filter wraps for your air filter! I know because I've been using it for 2 years, and my wife gets the stuff for free! So I guess you could say they sponsor me!
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i use it for both it works real good on the shocks also. and i love the free price tag also.
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Old 09-20-2007, 01:32 AM   #12
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If you own a losi 8ight buy some Ofna Jammin CRT shock dust covers, they arn't actually boots, but rather rubber caps that attach to the bottom of the shocks. they fit real tight on the losi shocks and keep dirt out really well!

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...oducts_id/4443
i see poeple out here using those all the time.
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I have been using the nylon covers or whatever they are made from,from amain and they seem to make it so I don`t have to rebuild the shocks as much as normal.The only problem I have seen with them so far is that they bunch a little and that might effect the springs free movementBut overall they are great.Much better than the rippey rubber boots !!!!!!!!
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+1 for water balloons.
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I've found that water balloons are very hard to get on. With as often as I need to check my shocks it was just way too much hassle. Also, I found that balloons bunch up on the shock shaft and limit shock travel.
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