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Old 01-09-2009, 08:54 PM   #1
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I just bought a TC5R ..... I have been building for years but I have never sealed a Carbon Fiber Chassis. I built the first tc5 but never sealed it.

Should I seal this one? Is it really worth the time and look?
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YES! And also do the shock towers. Just follow these directions

http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...bre-edges.html

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CRC Bead Drip Perfect Edges

I prefer the second way.
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would regular super glue work or should I buy the proline r/c brand stuff.
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just sand it good, no need to glue it
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I just bought a TC5R ..... I have been building for years but I have never sealed a Carbon Fiber Chassis. I built the first tc5 but never sealed it.

Should I seal this one? Is it really worth the time and look?
If you want an easier job and better quality then use a good clear fingernail polish. The brush is close to the thickness of chassis, goes on smoother, no mess and lasts just as well. Most important step is to break the edge (sand edges) to keep from chipping.
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I just sand the chassis, I do it in 2 steps.

1. I used a Dremel and hit all the edges, top and bottom.
2. Wet sand with 400 grit.

The chassis will be nice and smooth.
This is a lot less messy than glue.
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I have been doing chassis edges for years. I have done many pro drivers chassis.

The drip method is the best.
I don't sand the edges. I use a sharp diamond file to lightly bevel the edge.
Then clean all the edges with denatured alcohol.
I then take a permanent magic marker and black out all the edges.
Wait one hour. Then use the drip method and hang the parts over night.
Do not over do the glue or you will end up with white discoloration on the chassis.

Hara had posted this method a while back and it works quite well.

It just takes practice to get it looking perfectly smooth.
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I dont glue, never had a problem. I knock the edges slightly down with a dremel then darken it with blue threadlock. Looks good when done.
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