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Old 07-07-2009, 03:24 PM   #16
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if you were to put it on the top of the chassis plate when it dries it would have brush strokes but if you were to wetsand it it wold be nice and smooth this would be strictly for looks but it would look NICE if done right
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Old 07-07-2009, 04:05 PM   #17
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if you were to put it on the top of the chassis plate when it dries it would have brush strokes but if you were to wetsand it it wold be nice and smooth this would be strictly for looks but it would look NICE if done right
Yeah it will smooth everything out. No matter what way you do it, with the Q-tips or like in the CRC guide.

I dont go as far as some people do with the sand paper, I do a coat of CA (like CRC), and sand it with scotch brite pad to smooth the edges out, and then polish it with some mothers polish. I have tried different color sharpies. The only color that worked (for me anyhow) was blue and black. Red and purple turned funky colors when the glue hit it
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Yeah it will smooth everything out. No matter what way you do it, with the Q-tips or like in the CRC guide.

I dont go as far as some people do with the sand paper, I do a coat of CA (like CRC), and sand it with scotch brite pad to smooth the edges out, and then polish it with some mothers polish. I have tried different color sharpies. The only color that worked (for me anyhow) was blue and black. Red and purple turned funky colors when the glue hit it
Blue works because it is cool

Purple doesn't work because it is LAME


I sand a slight round edge using 600 then clean using alcohol then use regular Losi CA dripping it onto the edge and let it run around the whole chassis rotating as needed. This gives a super smooth finish.
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how many people actually still ca the chassis? i used to do this on all my c/f stuff but have recently just started running parts as is and haven't had a problem.
same here
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Blue works because it is cool

Purple doesn't work because it is LAME


I sand a slight round edge using 600 then clean using alcohol then use regular Losi CA dripping it onto the edge and let it run around the whole chassis rotating as needed. This gives a super smooth finish.
LOL. Purple is awesome, get over it!
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I cheat and use a drill press,,,,,, I use a 60 degree and a 45 degree grinding stone in the drill press, and router the edges. Than I start with 220, and 400 grit sandpaper, to round the edge. Once the edge is sanded, I then use CA, and repeat sanding with 400 till all of the voids are filled, then finish up with 800 grit paper, and polish with Mother's Aluminum Polish.

People think it looks great, but don't want to pay for the labor.
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I wet sand the CF part edges with medium grit sandpaper, then repeat with fine grit. To apply the CA, I coat a cue tip in CA and let it dry - watch out, it smokes while drying. Once it's dry you are left with a hardened cue tip, I then drop CA onto this and run it around the edges in a smooth motion. The black sharpie trick gives a nicer finish but can chip easily, so if you are going to do that you are better off doing a coat of CA, lighly sand and then apply the sharpie, then coat in CA again
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I used emry cloth/tape on all of the edges on my TC5 with each part held in a vice. After all of the sanding was done I cleaned the c/f of all of the c/f dust then applied the CA glue.
It looks alot better and feels better under the fingers as it's nice and smooth.

Here are the results from when I did, also the first time I've done it.

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