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Old 02-04-2003, 07:29 AM   #1
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Got a new 12th scale bottom plate and need advice on using CA to seal the edges and using a file on the battery slots. Do you apply CA as you would when glueing a tire or do you use a different applicator? What type of file do you use and how much filing needs to be done?

Thanks for any advice. I want to do this carefully.
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Hi,

I use the normal CA for my tires for my graphite parts.

WEAR A MASK when filing graphite. And have a vacuum
cleaner around to suck the dust. Graphite is not very
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A couple of drops of CA glue onto a cotton wool bud and wipe it onto the edges...no mess. Just make sure you have a few cotton wool buds spare..it dries up pretty quick and you will need a few. Also leave it overnight in a well ventilated area to dry. If you put it in a bag the CA mist will fog up the edges. This will still occur if the "feels" dry...overnight..just to be sure!
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Team CRC has a good advice for graphite chassis prep.
I've used it on my 1/10 and 1/12 pan and it works very well.


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http://teamcrc.com/team_crc_raceway/chassis.htm


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Other tips... wet sanding to reduce the amount of dust...
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A couple of drops of CA glue onto a cotton wool bud and wipe it onto the edges...no mess. Just make sure you have a few cotton wool buds spare..it dries up pretty quick and you will need a few. Also leave it overnight in a well ventilated area to dry. If you put it in a bag the CA mist will fog up the edges. This will still occur if the "feels" dry...overnight..just to be sure!
Dtm's way is pretty fool proof . but I use Q-tips rather than Cotton swabs.... And a little prep work with some hi-grit sand paper helps too


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Thanks for your advice. Any input on filing the battery slots?
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Old 02-04-2003, 10:21 AM   #8
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With a file!
Just kidding I use a flat file and a Dremel both, just knock the corners off if not you risk dropping the batteries too low and dragging them on the ground or carpet. I have seen many a chassis with batteries that have custom scratches on them.

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just keep a single cell handy to check the fit.
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Also when you are done and you have all of the graphite dust on your skin wash your hands with VERY HOT WATER!!!

This will open your pores and allow the graphite dust to be removed from your skin... If you use cold water the pores will close and rap the graphite dust in and then your coolrckid will be asking "daddy why do you have zits on your hands".....LOL J/K but alot of people make this same mistake... Also remember donot touch your face or goto the bathroom before washing....... I would have to think what that graphite would do to your johnny.....LOL
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I almost always have a stuffed up nose for 2-3 days after grinding
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