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Old 12-07-2011, 09:13 AM   #1
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I saw some guys at the track recently with a sanding wheel that was about the size of a 1/10 on road wheel attached to their dremel to trim wheel wells. I guess it wasd 1 1/2 -2" in diameter. I have looked around and found nothing. Does anyone know if this is homemade or an attachment that is for something else and works on the dremel?
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I saw some guys at the track recently with a sanding wheel that was about the size of a 1/10 on road wheel attached to their dremel to trim wheel wells. I guess it wasd 1 1/2 -2" in diameter. I have looked around and found nothing. Does anyone know if this is homemade or an attachment that is for something else and works on the dremel?
It likely was a touring car wheel. I've seen a few of them at my track. It is just a foam touring wheel with the foam removed and sandpaper glued on.
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It likely was a touring car wheel. I've seen a few of them at my track. It is just a foam touring wheel with the foam removed and sandpaper glued on.
Ok so does anyone know what they were using to chuck it up in the dremel?
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I've got sanding drums that big, it fits a standard 3/8" chuck.
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Harbor freight, rockler, woodcraft. Any wood working shop or site will sell sanding drums that you normaly hook up to a drill press, you just need to find one with a small enough shank for a dremel... There around and probably cheaper than retro-fitting a wheel. Google drum wheel in the size you want and I'm sure you'll come up with something
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if you take a world gt front wheel that some is done with, true off all the foam. use shoe goo to mount sandpaper. use some old bearings and the cutting wheel attachment. i make them all the time. works great. you can use a 1/12 wheel as well.
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Ok so does anyone know what they were using to chuck it up in the dremel?
machine screw and a nut on the ones I saw.
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Old 12-07-2011, 10:49 AM   #9
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I use a pair of Tamyia lexan scissors to rough cut the hole, and finish it with this:

http://www.toolmarts.com/Delta/17-940.html
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I use one of these, it also happens to be my most borrowed dremel bit:
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I use most of the techniques to cut and trim bodies but i like the idea of having one the size of the wheel at the track to fine tune the trimming when i see it rubbing.
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A bit crude, but what I do is wrap sandpaper on an old can or bottle that's about the same size as a touring car tire. Then I manually use it to smoothen the wheel wells of my rc body.
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