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Old 04-03-2008, 01:29 PM   #1
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Does anyone know of a way to protect lexan bodies paint from getting all messed up.... I have heard some people talk about putting shoe goo around the body posts and stuff, also about using heat shield tape like nomex stuff around the pipe... but I was wondering if there was something I could use to protect the whole inside. Thanks for any input. I just thought we needed to deviese a solution so we dont ruin our 70 dollar custom bodies in one race!
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Old 04-03-2008, 01:57 PM   #2
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Gorilla Tape works AMAZING. You can cover the entire inside of your body with it. Just be careful because its some strong stuff once you put it down thats where it stays.
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Old 04-03-2008, 02:09 PM   #3
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Yea I have been tossing the use of Gorilla Tape through my head... Anything with the name Gorilla on it has to be tough, I want to try their new super glue on some tires too! I bet they will never come off! Just to keep the thread going does anyone know any other ways to protect our RC bodies? I just did a lil research and found some stuff Tamiya makes ( http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/rcp...&part_id=53469 ) It is called RC Protection seal... Has anyone used this?
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Old 04-03-2008, 02:16 PM   #4
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Well, there's two lines of thought - ones that obviously should be address on making a final decision: there are those that want their bodies just as light as possible for racing since weight equates to slower speeds and top heavy (via the body) cars don't handle as well, and then there is those wanting to protect a paint job no matter what.

So in the later, the best trick I've ever seen is purchasing some spray on automotive undercoating (available in most autoparts and bigbox stores) and spraying the inside of the body to protect the paint.
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Old 04-03-2008, 02:31 PM   #5
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Good point, I am gonna use the gorilla tape (just not cover the entire inside ) because I have already taken the window masks off of my new body, but next time I will try the automotive undercoating. Anyone else got any input?
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do not use under coating as undercoating never completly drys. use "spray on truck bed liner" gets hard as a rock over night and will never have any chipping issues
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Ok yea truck bed liner would make sense... but I bet if I took my RC body into my linex place the guy would think im crazy naw im just kiddin I know you can buy it in the can at wally world
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I use Permatex High temp silicone Gasketmaker and smear it where i KNOW its gonna rub and for the bodyholes i use drywall tape and blob some silicone over it the cut out the hole...the silicone holds the tape in place REAL good...ive even repaired masking cuts that have split from a Little too much force when doing the masking...Just overlap decent and the crack should'nt go much further.
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Nice all good methods... maybe we should get some tutorials goin... dang I need a digital camera... or wait I think I will invest in an M11 instead.
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I use Faskolor clear coat to protect my truggy bodies from fuel and chips from the dirt, Works good.
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A little more info to consider...

How to Protect Your Paint? Need Advice

This is what I use now. It's not great for protecting from scratches, but it does the trick as far as fuel is concerned.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...oducts_id/8819
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http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/17047

Kyosho makes some great cheap aluminum tape I use to protect my mud guards from the heat from my pipe. I defantly wouldnt use line x bed linner on my body it would weight 20lb.
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I defantly wouldnt use line x bed linner on my body it would weight 20lb.
Find it funny that Kyosho factory hotshot Cody King uses a product like that, and yet you wouldn't recommend it.
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Old 04-04-2008, 10:41 AM   #14
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For this body I am going to try some clear coat with gorilla tape and see how that works out. Thanks for all you input people!
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