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Old 03-29-2011, 07:18 AM   #1
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i was wondering what is the best way to make marks for the body posts on the plastic shell. i got some bodies that are painted so i cannot see through to mark the body post position.
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Old 03-29-2011, 07:30 AM   #2
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i was wondering what is the best way to make marks for the body posts on the plastic shell. i got some bodies that are painted so i cannot see through to mark the body post position.
I recently got some pointed markers sold under the Fastrax brand here in the UK.



They sit on top of the body post and will make a mark in the paint/body where you need to cut.
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ANother way to help make sure the bodyshell is centred is to use wide hexes and/or wheel shims so the wheels touch the inside of the shell (without the wheelarches cut yet).

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Old 03-29-2011, 08:43 AM   #4
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cool, but not it seems i will have to make another purchase
i bought those little pointed markers and while i was at it i got me an e-revo brushless

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These are really great

http://www.tonisport.de/shop/tonispo...et-system.html

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i have found these to be very helpful with painted bodies

http://www.integy.com/st_prod.html?p...218&p_catid=44
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i was wondering what is the best way to make marks for the body posts on the plastic shell. i got some bodies that are painted so i cannot see through to mark the body post position.
The poor racers way to mark the posts. Put a small dab of paint or liquid paper on the tops of the body posts, then carefully position the body over the body posts so the paint marks the spots under the body. Good Luck!!!!!!
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Ofcourse, once you get one body right, you can use it as a template for your other bodies (assuming you are using the same style of body for all of them). Put the old one with the holes in it underneath or above the new one to be drilled, and make your hole marks. I have used the "poor man" technique too with a dab of paint on the posts.
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I just put a clear body on top of the posts, and mark the holes out with a needle/drill bit , drill them out, and then paint.
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I think the problem is that his shells are already painted...
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I think the problem is that his shells are already painted...
oh yes, helps to read the first post haha

sorry, yes the paint on post method would work best in this situ then
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