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Old 08-11-2009, 09:46 AM   #1
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Default Body Repair/Reinforcement: Shoe Goo Alternatives?

I currently use Shoe Goo for a lot of my body work like repairing cracks or reinforcing and protecting critical parts of the body. Unfortunately I can't find Shoe Goo locally, and I was wondering if anyone could recommend some alternatives that are easily available like at a Wal-Mart, Lowes, Home Depot, etc.
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Yes, it's called "Don't hit anything" and it's free!

top racing sells some body repair tape that works OK. I think I saw Kyosho or someone made some kind of tape that was activated by the sun and kind of melted the lexan back together or something like that. Not sure what that is called.

I've never had much success with Shoe-Goo for body repair.
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Yes, it's called "Don't hit anything" and it's free!

top racing sells some body repair tape that works OK. I think I saw Kyosho or someone made some kind of tape that was activated by the sun and kind of melted the lexan back together or something like that. Not sure what that is called.

I've never had much success with Shoe-Goo for body repair.
I like shoe goo for protecting paint around wheel wells or body posts. I've also fixed cracks by shoe gooing strapping tape across cracks. Tape alone eventually comes off. I've even glued snippets of zip ties across cracks with good results.

Anyway, specifically, I'm looking for a similar product I can find at common local stores, not at a rc store.
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Shoe goo is the same thing as "contact adhesive". Check it works for leather/rubber to make sure and that's the stuff. In australia is sold under a miriad of names. Also, the same thing as bicycle tube glue, so there you go, you can check out your friendly local bike shop.
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Home Depot carries Amazing Goop in the paint department. This is identical to Shoe Goo(and made by the same company). For reinforcement of the repair pick up some fiberglass drywall tape. This will embed nicely into the Goop.
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wal-mart shoe department carries shoe goo--------
There is a rack next to the polish & laces.

At least the one here does!

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Our Walmart carries Shoo Goo as well...but if you can't find that...it is essentially just another silicone adhesive so some Plumbers Goop or Loctite Silicone glue should work as well. I've used the Loctite stuff and it worked pretty well but dries a little bit harder then Shoo Goo.
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Home Depot carries Amazing Goop in the paint department. This is identical to Shoe Goo(and made by the same company). For reinforcement of the repair pick up some fiberglass drywall tape. This will embed nicely into the Goop.
Yep, Shoo Goo and drywall tape work best.
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Yep, Shoo Goo and drywall tape work best.
Shoo Goo and window screen I have been using for a few years. My cars have a bad habit of hitting things.
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Shoo Goo and window screen I have been using for a few years. My cars have a bad habit of hitting things.
Window screen would work as well. Essentially they are the same thing. The window screen is a little more flexible fiberglass.
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Home Depot carries Amazing Goop in the paint department. This is identical to Shoe Goo(and made by the same company). For reinforcement of the repair pick up some fiberglass drywall tape. This will embed nicely into the Goop.
I also discoverd that the Dollar General store right next to our track has Amazing Goop also. I took a chance on the $2.50 tube thinking it was the same thing as Shoe Goo and it turned out it was. I had heard before that Eclectic Products sold the same stuff under several names... sometimes different prices for different names.
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I also discoverd that the Dollar General store right next to our track has Amazing Goop also. I took a chance on the $2.50 tube thinking it was the same thing as Shoe Goo and it turned out it was. I had heard before that Eclectic Products sold the same stuff under several names... sometimes different prices for different names.
Yes they do.

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Plumbers Goop
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I've heard good things about Gorilla Tape, but haven't tried it yet. http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...3+90401+502487

Drywall tape and shoe goo work good, but add a lot of weight to the body. Especially if you're reinforcing the entire front end of a VTA body. My next VTA body will get Gorilla Tape treatment. Only bad thing is that the tape is black, so it will show through a light colored paint job.
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I've heard good things about Gorilla Tape, but haven't tried it yet. http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...3+90401+502487

Drywall tape and shoe goo work good, but add a lot of weight to the body. Especially if you're reinforcing the entire front end of a VTA body. My next VTA body will get Gorilla Tape treatment. Only bad thing is that the tape is black, so it will show through a light colored paint job.
gorilla tape works better than anything i have tried
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I find my shoe goo in the shoe department at my local Wal-Mart... Over by the work boots. I have seen people starting to use the automotive clear bra protector to fix cracks etc. I believe you can get the clear bra protector at any graffix place that makes vinyl stickers...
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