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Old 09-11-2007, 05:24 PM   #1
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i have a factory team b4 and was wandering how in the hell people get a nice straight clean cut when cutting the body from the mould. I tried small nail scissors, i tried a scapel, but i couldnt get a nice clean cut with either.

what are peoples methods, also should i have sprayed it before or after cutting from the mould

and why the hell dont they just supply the body and wing already cut from the mould.
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Old 09-11-2007, 05:28 PM   #2
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lexan sissiors and a dremel , ray
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Old 09-11-2007, 05:30 PM   #3
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A pair of lexan scissors will work wonders. You can get them from about any hobby shop. They will have a curved tip to help with rounding.
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Just scratch/scribe the "cut line" with a SHARP x-acto knife, then fold the lexan back along the line and tear it. Sounds scary and tricky, but it's by far the easiest and cleanest way to do it. You just have to scratch it good and it tears perfectly smooth and straight.

Really tight areas you do with scissors or cut with a knife, but long straight or curved areas can be done super-cleanly in a few seconds.
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Here are a pair for $3!
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Lexan scissors are the only way to go.
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Just scratch/scribe the "cut line" with a SHARP x-acto knife, then fold the lexan back along the line and tear it. Sounds scary and tricky, but it's by far the easiest and cleanest way to do it. You just have to scratch it good and it tears perfectly smooth and straight.

Really tight areas you do with scissors or cut with a knife, but long straight or curved areas can be done super-cleanly in a few seconds.
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This is how I do it. A dremel is great for opening those vents in the body and wings.
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I use some surgical scissors that are curved. But honestly, if you first cut in chunks the stuff that is big, then work on getting the straight lines, its MUCH easier that way.
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