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Old 10-13-2010, 01:01 PM   #16
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This is how I do it and it works like a charm. Only problem is that sometimes with TC you don't want perfect circles.
Yep, sedans have a horseshoe shaped wheel well. So, you just use the cutter for the circle and some regular scissor to taper the ends. Then use 150grit sandpaper to make it all flush.
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Old 10-13-2010, 01:03 PM   #17
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just use the circle cutter and score it about halfway through with the sharp blade.. then rip the lexan out. you do not have to cut through the lexan. once it is scored, then it will tear at that spot.
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just use the circle cutter and score it about halfway through with the sharp blade.. then rip the lexan out. you do not have to cut through the lexan. once it is scored, then it will tear at that spot.
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Old 10-15-2010, 08:09 AM   #19
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1. Paint body
2. Mount body
3. Dab grease on to the wheel shafts and push the shell against it.
4. Un-mount body and either use a Wheel Compass point on the grease or create a centre point using a reamer.
5. Get a glued wheel/tyre and line up centre point with the hole in the middle.
6. Draw round wheel against bodyshell.
7. Cut out using curved scissors or preferred method.

I can't stand wheels not mounted correctly in the shell!
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Old 10-15-2010, 08:17 AM   #20
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1. Paint body
2. Mount body
3. Dab grease on to the wheel shafts and push the shell against it.
4. Un-mount body and either use a Wheel Compass point on the grease or create a centre point using a reamer.
5. Get a glued wheel/tyre and line up centre point with the hole in the middle.
6. Draw round wheel against bodyshell.
7. Cut out using curved scissors or preferred method.

I can't stand wheels not mounted correctly in the shell!
I use a similar method but I paint the body last that way I can see through the body where the cut outs are to be.
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I score the wheel well with a new xacto, then use my lexan scissors to make pie cuts up to the scored area, then snap it out. Go back and touch up with a sanding drum on a dremel, but that's rarely needed. You can cut nice curves with this method. If you want, trace what you want for the wheel well out, then score your trace. Once lexan is scored it will snap on that line.
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