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Old 10-09-2008, 09:50 AM   #46
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I know a lot of guys like to use CO2 tanks from scuba diving shops too. I think a typical fill cost less than $10.
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great ideas

I'll post some pictures of my ideas later. Just taking a subscrition for now
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Old 10-10-2008, 05:40 PM   #48
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Thinking of the topic.....where can I get some good allen wrenches? I sold my good stuff on eBay when I got out of the hobby last, and now when I'm re-buying everything, I can't spend a fortune.....

I was thinking Sears or Menards, as they both offer a lifetime warranty....you break it, they give you a new one. Break meaning rounding off the end.....
Go to integy's ebay store. They have their 7 peice hex driver set for 17.99. Nice set. I have had mine for over a year,the tolerances are great and the tips are case hardened tool steel. Havent broken a one, not even the .050!!

other items that are cheaper else where is GOOP.works great for body repairs,building batteries,attaching lead weights that you dont want to come off. usually 4-5 bucks a tube. I recently found Household goop on sale at big lots for 1.99 for the gigantor sized tube!
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Old 10-10-2008, 06:23 PM   #49
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Go to integy's ebay store. They have their 7 peice hex driver set for 17.99. Nice set. I have had mine for over a year,the tolerances are great and the tips are case hardened tool steel. Havent broken a one, not even the .050!!

other items that are cheaper else where is GOOP.works great for body repairs,building batteries,attaching lead weights that you dont want to come off. usually 4-5 bucks a tube. I recently found Household goop on sale at big lots for 1.99 for the gigantor sized tube!
Thanks....I might just pick that set up...looks nice.

A glue I use alot for RC Foamies is Welder.....great stuff and is really flexable after it dries like goop.

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I picked up a great desktop light from wal-mart made by Lights of America, alot cheaper than the ott light, and brighter, just doesnt get as compact. I looked on wal-marts web site and wasnt able to find it, i believe it was $23.
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I picked up a great desktop light from wal-mart made by Lights of America, alot cheaper than the ott light, and brighter, just doesnt get as compact. I looked on wal-marts web site and wasnt able to find it, i believe it was $23.
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...uct_id=8204477

This might be useful
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Yeah that could come in handy, but thats not the one that i ended up with.
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To clarify, there are two types of brake cleaner that CRC and whoever else sells. One's in a red can and uses chlorinated solvents (methylene chloride, I think) and the other is in a green can and uses hydrocarbons like xylene, toluene and other smelly cancerous stuff. I believe the green can version is less harsh.
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Old 10-11-2008, 01:27 AM   #54
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Tire gluing has always been a bas%$#@ of a job, until I found Loctite 480,
Have done some research, see http://www.ausrc.com/forum/showthread.php?t=12655
To date, I have had no de-laminations or need to re-glue.
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Old 10-13-2008, 09:52 PM   #55
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Go to integy's ebay store. They have their 7 peice hex driver set for 17.99. Nice set. I have had mine for over a year,the tolerances are great and the tips are case hardened tool steel. Havent broken a one, not even the .050!!
Ok...looking at their site. one set is 22.99, the other is 17.99 for the same part number.....

http://search.stores.ebay.com/INTEGY...790811QQsofpZ0

I was looking at getting this, but no 3.0 which I really don't need......I got a driver that will work when needed....it's the
smaller sizes that strip out easily.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=310082481572
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Old 10-13-2008, 10:26 PM   #56
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Smile Pit Mat

I found a guy at our local track was using a 30x50 carpet floor mat as a pit mat. He bought it a Walmart for $11.00. Went and picked one up for myself. It is a nice, short looped, black carpet floor mat that works better than any pit mat I have owned. And it has rubber backing so it does not slip!

I also buy all my screws from a local industrial supply. Just about every city has one. I bought about 200 screws (flat head hex, socket head, set screws, nuts, etc.) just about anything you could imagine (and in Stainless Steel) for about $10. Also see www.fastener-express.com for just about anything you want in aluminum, anodized, stainless steel... They have it all and ship fast. Will never buy factory stuff again.

I try to support my local hobby shop, but 5 screws for $8.00? Geezzz
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how about the GMK diff dunker. $4 compared to $8 at Amainhobbies
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http://shopstashtea.com/700111.html

If only I could find one like this at a local store, I'd be happy. No such luck though. No Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Dillons, Lowes, or local hardware stores.
The one on the link you posted is $4.00.......and $4.95 for shipping. Probably also doesn't come with instructions that tell you how to use it to clean your diff

The Diff Dunker is $5.99 at AMain, not $8.00, and USPS first class shipping anywhere in the US is only $3.31.

GMK Supply body clips are $2.95 for quantity 25 at A Main, and these are for US made, high quality 1020 steel ones that are the right size for your car - 3 sizes now available. Sounds a little better than a box of 50 for $10 at your hardware store, for what is likely a lower quality piece that may not be the correct size.

Also, I'd be hard pressed to think of anywhere on an RC car that you'd want to use something as soft as a stainless steel screw.
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Well I found epoxy at Lowe's is a lot cheaper and same with CA glue.

- Clear RTV Sealant (Auto Parts) for sealing diffs and shocks.
- Hot Glue (Craft store) for sealing ESC's and securing lights, sealing receivers, etc..to make them a little more water resistant
- Carpet Tape (double sided, Lowes) for securing ESC's, and receiver's.
- Zipper lunchbox for Radio case (Wally's)

Screws...I just swipe them while your not looking.j/k

And most important...FLEA MARKETS and Yard Sales!!!
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The one on the link you posted is $4.00.......and $4.95 for shipping. Probably also doesn't come with instructions that tell you how to use it to clean your diff

The Diff Dunker is $5.99 at AMain, not $8.00, and USPS first class shipping anywhere in the US is only $3.31.

GMK Supply body clips are $2.95 for quantity 25 at A Main, and these are for US made, high quality 1020 steel ones that are the right size for your car - 3 sizes now available. Sounds a little better than a box of 50 for $10 at your hardware store, for what is likely a lower quality piece that may not be the correct size.

Also, I'd be hard pressed to think of anywhere on an RC car that you'd want to use something as soft as a stainless steel screw.


stainless screws are horrible.. some people use them though..
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-Small black zip ties $1.49 @ Fry's Electronics for a pack of 100

-Shoe Goo at Walmart $4.67 for a large tube

-Home Depot or Lowes drywall joint tape used in conjunction with Shoe Goo for body repair

-Thin black moving blanket from Harbor Freight when on sale about $5 for a pit table cover or mat

-Heat Shrink Tubing from Harbor Freight when on sale .99 cents or Fry's has various sizes

-Orchard Hardware store .59 cents for three M3x6 motor screws

-Costco or Lowes refillable spray bottle with jug of concentrated Simple Green

-Lowes Goo Gone to remove servo tape residue and other stickiness

-Lowes or Target Mr. Clean Magic Eraser to remove black scuff marks off your lexan body after racing for a day, mostly with Touring Car bodies.

-Target sells 3M fasteners $2.49 for three strips instead of velcro to mount light electronics such as transponders or micro receivers so you can transfer them to other vehicles.
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