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Old 02-02-2011, 05:44 PM   #1
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I'm wondering if it will help keep the body from cracking as easy or any other adv/disadvantages..
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I'm wondering if it will help keep the body from cracking as easy or any other adv/disadvantages..
TOP makes an aluminum tape that works very well.
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Drywall tape and shoe glue
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Is aluminum tape the way to go? I'm that might reflect and create more heat?
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+1 on drywall tape/mesh with shoe glue or other synthetic glue, really helps to keep the crack from spreading. Put it over the front bumper and top of wheel arches.

i also tape around the mount holes with fibre tape to prevent the pins from scratching the paint off.
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Generally no I don't except for 1/8th onroad bodies. There are spots that rub the body like the front bumper, rear body mount, etc. and scratch them all up so I put a bit of tape in those spots to prevent scratches.

Sometimes I might put a bit of fiberglass tape and shoe goo in the front fender corners to prevent or repair cracks.
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I have actually been using a 1mm thick neoprene its kind of like wetsuit material. With some areosol adhesive it works great because it's moldable into every corner. Really keeps rocks n such from messing up an expensive paint job and helps keep the body from cracking. I do this on 1/5th scale bodies and suprisingly it adds very little weight.
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for preventing cracks and breaks mesh drywall repair tape and shoo goo then for possible rub areas just duct tape
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Racer tape....aka....duct tape. With the right application, a teddy bear will go 100mph when duct tape is applied by a pro.
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I use drywall tape with SealAll from Home Depot @ 2.99 a tube.
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Drywall tape and shoo goo works but adds entirely too much weight that high up on the car. The TOP aluminum tape is the way to go.
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SealAll from Home Depot @ 2.99 a tube.
Is this stuff much more stronger than Shoe Goo? I need something stronger for Short Course truck bodies.
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Drywall tape and shoo goo works but adds entirely too much weight that high up on the car. The TOP aluminum tape is the way to go.
+1 That's a great tip Bondidondi!
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