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Old 08-11-2009, 03:36 PM   #16
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Ride make a body repair tape that is excellent. It is a reinforced metallised tape that moulds to the car shape.
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Old 08-11-2009, 03:53 PM   #17
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Parma makes an .020 thick, clear vinyl repair kit that works great. These are smaller patches that are good for fenders (#1 crack area) and body holes ect. They peel and stick right on, bond very well, and you can go back and race right away with quick repair. They hold out about as well as shoe goo and fiberglass tape with less hassle. Also I've used clear duct tape 2 layers thick that will get you thru about 1 race day (of mine at least).

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Old 08-11-2009, 05:26 PM   #18
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I used gorilla tape on just about anything. and it lasts maybe two months on what it's on.

I switched over to this stuff called Tuck Tape. It's basically duct tape on steroids. You'll recognize it from it's name and it's red colour.
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Old 08-12-2009, 12:48 AM   #20
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I use Dry wall tape with a coating of the Goop, strong and still flexible
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Old 08-12-2009, 01:36 AM   #21
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If your having trouble finding Shoe Goo go to a skate shop, they should know of something considering how quickly skateboarders destroy shoes. I might try shoe goo considering I've got a near full tube of the stuff which is 4 years old
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Old 01-15-2017, 08:06 AM   #22
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I use E6000 myself and it works good. I am experimenting with different glues and according to Pattex (a part of Henkel which also sell Loctite), Pattex 100% is equivalent to E6000. Even Pattex Liquid seem similar according to product descriptions as Shoe Goo.

I am thinking about getting some builders glue e.g PL600, alot cheaper and bigger container and according to product descriptions, it "bonds on any material and stay flexible and manage -40C to +100C.

Various "universal glues" which stays flexible after drying and bonds to leather and rubber also seem similar to "Shoe Goo" and "E6000" and other "Goo" specific products.

I tried a cheap contact adhesive on a body, it was beige color and it sticked pretty well to the surface. How ever the glue is still sticky after 3 days and too flexible my liking. But as a last resort regular contect adhesive and drywall tape will hold the body togeather. Also the glue was hard to apply since it was so silmy and didnt really adhese on the drywall tape unless covered entierly.
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Cheap white bandage, stick to car, then coat with thin superglue.
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Old 01-15-2017, 03:14 PM   #24
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gorilla tape ( clear ) then use hair dryer to ensure its molded perfect to the front end and around the wells......lasts long time
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Old 01-15-2017, 04:36 PM   #25
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ShoeGoo is widely available in most national chain stores like Wal Mart and even hobby/craft stores like Michaels, Hobby Lobby and I believe Jo Ann Fabrics carried it. I used to live in a small town (40,000 people) and several stores in my area carried it.
Anyways...I used ShoeGoo once and it ruined my paint job. Ever since I have used RTV clear silicone exclusively and found its just better all around. Doesn't ruin paint, doesn't smell nearly as bad when using it, seems more durable, and is more readily available if you're having trouble finding ShoeGoo. You can find it in EVERY automotive store like Auto Zone, Napa and O'Reilly's.
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I tried transparent construction glue, which is a "MS-polymer". It is a bit thinner than E6000, but it takes alot longer to dry. What I have experianced is that E6000/Shoe Goo sticks to the surface better and it also is more elastic i.e. the glue when cured can be stretched alot more than construction glue. How ever construction glue is alot cheaper, 6 euros for 290 ml compared to 10 euros for 109 ml (E6000).

Also with construction glue you will need 3 layers of drywall tape to compensate for lack of stretchning. RTV silicone seem similar to MS-polymer construction glue. Does the RTV glue stretch as much as Shoe Goo/E6000 when dried? In that case I might give RTV a go as well.

I have to see after it is fully cured how it adhese to the body and reinforce cracks.

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E6000 here. If you are trying to repair or reinforce wheel wells, just get this: https://shop.stormerhobbies.com/prod...pfm6290-01.htm
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This may have been mentioned before, but as soon as I paint a body I apply a thin coat of rubber cement to the front end. It seems to aid with flexibility and my bodies seem to last a few weeks longer. To my knowledge it can't be used as a repair but more of as a preventive. It seems to help the front hold up a little better in crashes. I switched from shoe goo to it last season and so far I'm sold.
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Old 01-16-2017, 01:52 PM   #30
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I've used clear duct tape for the front wheel wells and around the hole for the body posts. I've had great success with this.
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