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Old 07-28-2010, 12:24 PM   #1
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On my xray 008, I am thinking about shoe-gooing down my servo instead of using the servo posts...

1.) strong enough?
2.) can the servo still be pried off at a later date?

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Have only done this for 18th scale where servos were ~80inoz and it worked fine. Alcohol wipe both surfaces prior to applying for best results.


Takes a knife blade to pry up and release, and the clean up is easy.
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This is the ONLY way I mount electronics.

Clean, easy, Strong like iron and removes without any mess.
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the only problem is if it gets disloged in a race you can't reglue it and have it ready for the next round, they really need 24 hours to cure well, at least 2 to cure at all.
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the only problem is if it gets disloged in a race you can't reglue it and have it ready for the next round, they really need 24 hours to cure well, at least 2 to cure at all.
Nah, cause strong double sided sticky tape can work in a pinch. Thanks for the replies guys, I think I will try this.
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I use shoe goo on mine and my sons cars and in 5 years I never had a shoe goo failure. We are crash-a-holics
and to get the servo off i use a metal 6 " ruler (thin blade)
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not too sure if the servo case (side or bottom) is designed to take the shear forces of some of the super high torque servo. my sanwa servo has a plastic bottom cover but a steel casing, not too sure the plastic cover can handle it.

if you are gluing your servo to your chassis, you are also going against the manual's recommendation of shimming your servo clear off the chassis, vibration from the car can kill servos... personally, i will stick to mounting my servos on the radio plate with rubber grommets, screws and keep it clear off the chassis...
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Ok, so I shoe-goo'd my servo to my chassis last night.. and there is NO doubt that this thing is gona hold! It feels like it is cemented on there! I hope I can get if off when the day comes!
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Dude it will come off so easy once the time comes you will be sold on Shoe Goo for life.

It is like wonder paste in that is holds to an incredible level yet comes right off when you need it to... Perhaps it has tiny brains in it....
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