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Old 07-30-2009, 12:12 PM   #1
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Whats the best way to seal and protect the inside of your body? I dont want the mud guards, body post and airfilter to rub through the paint. I heard of shoe goo, but I have had that eat the paint before... So what should I do??
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Old 07-30-2009, 12:46 PM   #2
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You can use this tape made by Losi, I have used it and it works well. Just cut it into pieces and stick it where you know the body, filter, etc will rub.
http://www.losi.com/Products/Feature...rodId=LOSA9343
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we have a couple different kinds

http://www.upgradercshop.com/mm5/mer...sc_DecalSheets
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buy aluminum tape in a hardware store. works great.
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buy aluminum tape in a hardware store. works great.
+1 for Aluminum tape. Can usually find it in hardware store around HVAC duct supplies and you get a hugh roll of it that will last forever!!!
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The Heat Shield Nomex Tape from Losi is dialed! Great stuff.
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Shoe goo will only eat the paint if the paint is not cured. I normally wait several days before using it. I also use plastic screen to prevent any splits and reinforce the body.
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Shoe goo is allright if there is nothing going to rub on the body, other than that, its not really good to protect it from that.
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Shoe goo will only eat the paint if the paint is not cured. I normally wait several days before using it. I also use plastic screen to prevent any splits and reinforce the body.
+1 IT also reinforceses the body from those hard tumbles, I have had filters rub on the shoe goo and no problems. In fact rubbing the al.tape will happen before rubbing thru shoe goo.
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I use teh aluminum tape and it works well..
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you have to let the body dry all the way and only use lexan paint. shoe goo and drywall mesh tape ar the best. i use a 2in square of the mesh stuck to the body then slather on the shoe goo using a peanutbutter sandwich technique, i do the body post holes and around the front fenders. then just touch up the rub spots with just shoe goo. you'll be tired of the body before it breaks or looses paint, trust me.
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Old 07-30-2009, 05:25 PM   #12
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i spray rhino bedliner part time. works awsome inside lexan bodies, maybe too good. there are also bedliners in bomb cans that work. just let paint dry for several days to a week then spray bedliner in there and your bodies will last forever
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Shoe Goo works well. Use fiberglass drywall tape under it in high stress areas to prevent cracking. Other than that duct tape and aluminum tape work well.
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Old 07-30-2009, 06:02 PM   #15
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that drywall tape and shoe goo works great for cracks x2
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