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Old 05-23-2009, 01:31 PM   #1
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Hello

I'm new to nitro cars and find I am in need of a temp gun. Are they all the same or is there one that's better? Is there any that I should avoid?

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if u race get an exergen. if u bash any will do. duratrax(sp?) is a pretty good 1
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Better have a fat wallet if you want one of those.
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Better have a fat wallet if you want one of those.
that why i said IF HE RACES. it more precise but its def worth the cost if u race.
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well I don't race yet so I think $260 for a temp gun may be a little to much for now. but thanks for the info.
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well I don't race yet so I think $260 for a temp gun may be a little to much for now. but thanks for the info.
since all your doin is bashin grab the duratrax. if you want a little better product get a Infrared Thermometer. there prob cost 50-100 bucks for a somewhat decent one but thats goin to be a little more precise. i HAD both b4 i started racing. and the duratrax at times was 15 deg off
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Sickmojave, I have a raytek temp gun for sale,like new, LMK, ybutre@yahoo.com.
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I have a Craftsman temp gun, easy to use, and dead accurate.
$70 well spent.
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I have a Craftsman temp gun, easy to use, and dead accurate.
$70 well spent.
I was thinking about picking up one these at sears. It has everything you need and if it craps out I can just take it back to any sears and get new one, not having to wait for shipping.
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Raytec won't be that far off. I've had 2 occassions to compare my Raytec with an Exergen and have not see more the a 3F diff at temps between 245-280F.

I've got a DT Flashpoint as well, its not as good and I've seen it be way off if the surface you're temping is shiny.
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