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Old 08-25-2011, 06:28 PM   #1
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I installed an Upgrade body wrap on a Losi Eu body and had a really hard time.Is there an easy way to install these wraps?
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Old 08-25-2011, 06:34 PM   #2
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yes, Spray some windex on the lid first. The wrap can then be slid and moved into place before the glue sets. Make sure you squeeze out all the liquid from under the wrap and use a heat gun to dry it and set it completely.
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Take your time and don't stick it all at once. Start at the top and worn your way down. I have installed many upgrade and other company skins and it just takes a little patience. Never install a skin that's cold. Hit it with a hair dryer but take your time is the most important part. I also hit the body and wing with 600-800 sand paper to help it stick a little better. But roll it from the top to bottom making sure that you get all the bubbles out. Upgrade says not to use any windex. Idk
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body wrap adds unwanted weight, i don't like it!
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body wrap adds unwanted weight, i don't like it!
So you are actually going to commit that you can feel the 5 grams difference on the track? I mean even cavaleri and truhe run upgrade skins. The weight is a moot point.
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So you are actually going to commit that you can feel the 5 grams difference on the track? I mean even cavaleri and truhe run upgrade skins. The weight is a moot point.
i just don't like it, that's all
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I personally like Paint better, but I will be running wraps starting next year..
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i just don't like it, that's all
I understand.
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Like Frank and Jaz said. Take ur time and use a heatgun/blow dryer to warm up graphic. This makes it alot easier to work with and flexable to get corners/creases nicely set. Also light sand paper is a good idea as far as longevity of wrap for sticking but its not a real manditory thing unless ur can make a body last a long time like most don't. But if u plan on just using it for mains or big races and would like it to last i would sanpaper it. Also the windex does a great job so ur not sticking and pulling up then re-trying.
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The key is the heat gun or blowdryer. I go over the whole wrap when it's done and it pretty much melts the wrap to the lid. Looks great and nice and tight.
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