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Old 10-11-2009, 07:03 PM   #1
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What does it exactly mean to seal a chassis and how is it done, to what advantage?
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What does it exactly mean to seal a chassis and how is it done, to what advantage?

It involves coating the trimmed edges of the carbon with a thin film of 2part epoxy or CA glue. It keeps the carbon plies from splitting when it gets hit.
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Sand the edge of the chassis and seal it with CA glue. I hold the chassis upright and put a drop of glue on the edge and let it run down. Follow the drop and put another one on before it runs out until the entire chassis edge is coated. The benefit is that your chassis edge will not cut into the carpet if you roll too much and it will help prevent the chassis from splitting or splintering if you are in a collision. It also makes the car look better.
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Check this out.

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Or do it the easy and better way. File the sharp edges slightly and use blue threadlock on the edges.
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not followin the blue loctite thing. loctite only becomes solid in the absence of air. perhaps i'm missin somethin there.

clear nail polish or dripping CA (carefully) so it runs down the edge and works its way all around. usually 2 coats (sand the 1st). make a real nice piece.

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You sand that chassis, hang your ego up on the shop door, and WEAR A MASK!

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Very cool. Thanks to all. I have just bought a second TC5 and want to do some customizing as well as a few "must do's", like sealing the edges. I also plan to lightly file the inside edges of the bulkheads to show a little silver, and give it a custom look like some of the other kits I have seen. Thanks again!!!
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not followin the blue loctite thing. loctite only becomes solid in the absence of air. perhaps i'm missin somethin there.

clear nail polish or dripping CA (carefully) so it runs down the edge and works its way all around. usually 2 coats (sand the 1st). make a real nice piece.

1 thing though
You sand that chassis, hang your ego up on the shop door, and WEAR A MASK!

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It gets absorbed into the carbon fiber. Ive done it for a while but the Exotek chassis instructions say to use that method because CA can cause the flexing characteristics of the chassis to change. The loctite has a nice look to it without all the effort to CA.
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