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Old 07-17-2003, 05:42 PM   #1
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will the paint or lexan get messed up if it rests on the composite pipe. there is no way that I see to prevent this but is it bad????
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The lexan will wear a groove into the pipe if you don't cut enough of it off.
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sorry I did explain that more. the stigner is fine and plenty of room is there for that to move but the lexan body is touching the whole pipe. FE. if you take the pipe and cover the outside with your hand that part is touching the lexan body.
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it may melt it?
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it may melt it?
thats always good?!?!?!

well atleast it wont be a problem if its gone
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Can you bend the lexan a little to try to create a step or is it just totally hitting the pipe? What kind of car and what body is it? Did you put the holes for the body posts in the proper location?
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On my cars the pipe might touch the body in a spot or two and it's never been melted but the paint can wear off if you don't put some tape between it. The pipe only gets up to like 150*, woudln't worry about it.
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Yeah i didnt think about that, i never remember my body melting when it touched my pipe. I put tape on my body wherever it touches the chasis so the paint doesnt come off.
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the bosy is the one that comes with the HPI NMT RTR. it looks like a take off of a toyota pickup truck.

what kind of tape would I use???

as for bending the lexan it already is formed to go around the pipe but the pipe still touchs it.

the holes are in the place in which HPI left little indents for them to be.
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Doesn't really matter, as long it's not super heavy in weight and sticks real good. Just need something between the pipe and paint.
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It shouldnt damage the lexan or melt it. It will however remove the paint. At least, thats what happened to my GT.
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Ive used electrical tape, just make sure the body is clean before applying. The electrical tape probably wont stick forever so check on it every once in a while.
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