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Old 08-11-2008, 09:04 PM   #1
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I was wondering if there is a good way to resurface my graphite chassis. It has some minor scraches and i was going to just wet sand it and spray it with clear polyuthain.
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wet sand, polishing compound, then car wax. If you sand too far you expose a little more fiber. I would not paint it with anything. I only do this if I need a close up photo.
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I've got some PAN CAR Chassis's I want to Block sand, then Clear Coat too..then wet sand that and polish... (A couple I'm planning to SELL)

Want them to look nice and spiffy - LOL
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wet sand, polishing compound, then car wax. If you sand too far you expose a little more fiber. I would not paint it with anything. I only do this if I need a close up photo.
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what do you think that the paint will do to it?
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Isnt there a gel coat repair kit for fishing boats? Or go to your local marina fiber glass repair shop to have the work done.

For scratches, I nomrmally just CA the scratch with thin CA using a razor blade to "spackle". Afterwards I just wipe it smooth with acetone.
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Well. I think its going to peel eventually and look worse than before. Especially if you keep it and use it. I have used my method on a car that went up in a LiPo fire. I did fill in some small areas of exposed fiber with CA then sanded it down and polished it. Came out pretty nice.
You may be able to get Clear Polyurethane to stick like Joe suggests. Things have got to get super clean. CA had the advantage that it is a super wetting agent and really wets the CA down into the graphite and sticks.


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who makes the best touring car?
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That is why I use a chassis protector sticker to protect my investment in case I decide to ever sell it. So far so good no scratches.
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who makes the best touring car?
Yeah that one is pretty good.
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thanks guys i used some compund on it and then i waxed it and washed it with some dish soap and it has a very nice glossy finish.
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I know this sounds like it wouldn't work but it does. Don't ask me how I figured this out. If they are minor scratches you can put blue loctite over them and rub it in. It will darken the scratch and it will be a lot less noticable. Give it a shot if you want to some something quick.
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