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Old 07-10-2008, 12:45 PM   #1
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does anyone have any tips on cutting nice clean holes in the film. i tried doing it by hand with a fresh sharp x-acto but they still came out jagged. i thought maybe just put the film over the screws and then cut along the edge of the screwhead or maybe melt the film somehow. i would like to get some advice before i do anymore cutting. forgive me for being a picky bi***.
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you can lay the chassis on the sheet before you take the film off of it's protective backing and then you can mark cutouts for the film. Then before you take the film off the backing, you can cut it out like you would mask from a body, then you would weed out the uneeded sections, peel it off the backing, spray some windex on the chassis and on the film, and then slide it around untill you get the perfect fit. I you allready applied the film, well, you're SOL for advice from me. Sorry.

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does anyone have any tips on cutting nice clean holes in the film. i tried doing it by hand with a fresh sharp x-acto but they still came out jagged. i thought maybe just put the film over the screws and then cut along the edge of the screwhead or maybe melt the film somehow. i would like to get some advice before i do anymore cutting. forgive me for being a picky bi***.
Leave the screws in. Put on the protective film. Now because there should be a little gap between the countersink and the screw... rest the X-acto in there and spin it around the screw. It should work.
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thanks guys. those are some good tips.
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Here is my chassis off my CRC Gen X 10. I used an x-acto knife put a new blade and there is a technique to this. At an angle start your cut and turn your chassis while cutting, just like butter. Not perfect but looks good to me. Oh and patience, lots of patience and do not hurry the job, take a breather if necessary but if you hurry the job, it will not come out as nice.



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P.S. I used the HPI chassis sticker in case your wondering
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