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Old 12-25-2007, 09:03 PM   #1
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what does everyone use to cut their wholes eg engine and fuel tank and what methods?
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what does everyone use to cut their wholes eg engine and fuel tank and what methods?

I just Use a Small Hobby Knife and it work's good.
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Old 12-25-2007, 09:14 PM   #3
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I use my dremmel, you can make really smooth straight lines with it, and get into the small areas no problem with the right attantchments. But anyways I use this http://www.dremel.com/en-us/attachme...=66240&I=66303 and I use it to start the hole and cut out the middle of the area and make a rough hole, Then I go through with a sanding wheel on my dremel and make it the size I want it, the shape, and just the finishing touches.
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quickest way is like Nitro said, or using a drill with a hole-bit sized for what you want. Or cut out a circle template and trace around it on the body, if you can. Then lightly trace the lines with a hobby knife a couple of times. Then you can work the lexan back a forth to get a nice clean line. I use the bottom of a pop can to trace out the windsheild cooling holes.
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i use a body reamer and then take scissors and cut the rest of it out if need more.
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Yeah, just start with a reamer to make a hole in the middle, and continue with scissors from there.
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score with #11 x-acto...........then make a hole with reamer in center, then cut to edge, and simply peel it.....if you cut lines are good and deep enough, perfect every time.
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Take a cutting wheel on a Dremel, cut a cross through the hole to the edges, then use an X-Acto to score the curved edge of the large hole. Break out the center of the hole in quarters, then clean up the edge.
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Painting pre-cut bodies is a pain in the butt! Overspray on your hands, guaranteed!
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but no mess from the flying lexan... ill take the paint anyday!
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I'm tired of the scissors and x-acto knife... gonna try the dremel... wish me luck... lol...
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Rotary cutter in my Dremel (The same one Nitro linked to above). Once it is cut out I go around it with a sanding drum in the Dremel to clean it up and make it pretty.

I use scissors to cut out the basic edges of the body but beyond that I won't ever use anything but the Dremel. I'm not sure it is a whole lot quicker but it does a whole lot better of a job in the end.
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alright sweet azz, thanks for the info. will order a body reamer and scissors with all my other stuff today and post a pic of the new look for my buggy in 08.
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Usually a body scissor + dremel do the job,

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