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Old 11-27-2011, 01:23 PM   #1
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What are some of your tricks to help eliminate body cracking? I use mesh drywall tape and shoe goo. What do you guys use? Thanks
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What are some of your tricks to eliminate body cracking? I use mesh drywall tape and shoe goo. What do you guys use? Thanks
The silver aluminum tape TOP sells, or gorilla tape, usually that is on SC trucks though.

Using a 5th body post helps, as does using extra foam to space your front bumper so the body can't flex in too much.
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Drywall tape and Shoe Goo = no more cracks or ripping.
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Using a 5th body post helps, as does using extra foam to space your front bumper so the body can't flex in too much.
+1... Although I also use LWT bodies, then re-inforce with shoe-goo around the splitter and arches, works a treat.
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I normally also use the metal tape they use to seal HVAC ducts. Works great.
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Don't hit stuff

If that can't be avoided, paint 2 bodies, one for show/shelf, and one for the track.

Everyone has already posted the most popular tips.
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May have to try the metal tape in the wheel wells
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Get the hole shot and don't check up
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5th body post works a treat. My bodyshells are lasting at least twice as long now.

Lightweight ones also seem less prone to cracking, I've also just got some lexan body tape, this stuff is awesome, makes the bodyshell feel brand new if youve repaired any cracks.
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5th body post works a treat. My bodyshells are lasting at least twice as long now.

Lightweight ones also seem less prone to cracking, I've also just got some lexan body tape, this stuff is awesome, makes the bodyshell feel brand new if youve repaired any cracks.
Where do you install the 5th body post? Pictures anyone?
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Where do you install the 5th body post? Pictures anyone?
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Front shock tower is where most mount them. The TC6 actually has holes predrilled to mount a 5th post.
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Front shock tower is where most mount them. The TC6 actually has holes predrilled to mount a 5th post.
as does the xray (although the t'12 doesnt)
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Drywall tape and Shoe Goo = no more cracks or ripping.
+1 I use the same stuff here in Manila and so far just minor dings on the shell, no ripping.
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Where do you install the 5th body post? Pictures anyone?
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You can see it at the top of the picture, it's actually a rear body post.

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