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Old 04-18-2003, 11:15 AM   #1
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I have protoform dodge stratus 2.0 for my 414mII, and the bumper is too big for it. What and how to make good cutting on front bumper foam?
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Old 04-18-2003, 11:17 AM   #2
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i just use a rough grinding bit on my dremel, but rough sand paper works good too.
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I use my dremel with the sanding attachment.
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A sharp exacto knife worked for me when I cut a new bumper for my 1/12 this morning.
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Old 04-18-2003, 11:53 AM   #5
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I have protoform dodge stratus 2.0 for my 414mII, and the bumper is too big for it. What and how to make good cutting on front bumper foam?
i hav the exact same problem with my evo 3....but it works...not VERY good but it works....hehe would the styre foam cutter from tamiya work? (one of those build it urself kits had it when i was little)
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This is a damn good question? I've used very rough sand paper (40-80grit) but it takes for ever get nice round shapes. What dremel attachment do you guys use for your bumpers?
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I just use a dremel with a rough grit sanding drum. It works good. I usually smooth the edges out with a firer grit sandpaper by hand though. Just get the rough shape you want with the dremel.
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I use a single edge Razor Blade for the rough trimming, then some 80-100 Grit Sandpaper (on a sanding block) for the smoothing. Looks almost Factory when your done.
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I used the dremel routing bit. I made myself a nice bumper from a soft rubber sandal. I used the routing bit at high speed to cut the rubber to form then used a dremel grinding stone to smoothen out the edges. I used the flat top of the drum instead of round side. I trimmed the corners to a bevel edge.
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i used an exacto knife...it doesn't look like factory but it works
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Yeah i just used a nife and it works.
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Old 04-22-2003, 10:06 PM   #12
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After 30 minutes of dremel work...
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After 30 minutes of dremel work...
Looks really nice, too bad it wont stay like that
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