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Old 02-25-2005, 10:44 PM   #1
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Hi Guys

Ive been using Pacer Zap-A-Gap CA+

I was going to use it on my new car to seal the carbon but i tested the glue on an old peice of carbon and it left white residue

I was Just wondering what you guys would recommend?

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Hi Guys

Ive been using Pacer Zap-A-Gap CA+

I was going to use it on my new car to seal the carbon but i tested the glue on an old peice of carbon and it left white residue

I was Just wondering what you guys would recommend?

Thanks
use nail polish remover to take off the white residue.
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Yes, the white will come of!!
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Old 02-26-2005, 03:12 AM   #4
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Slightly off-topic, but I've never sealed a carbon chassis in my life, and I've never had a problem with delamination. I don't think I've ever seen anyone with a delaminated chassis either.

From talking to a leading UK carbon fibre manufacturer, they say a good quality carbon should never need sealing - it should have sufficient resin to hold it's edge regardless.
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If carbon fibre is going to delaminate, its going to delaminate, I cant see CA glue holding it together, but it does make it look a bit better.
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Well i am new, last time racing was 7 years ago. Now bought TRF 415MS and saw Tamiya recommend CA at the edge of chassis.
I think I will do it.
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My CF chassis actually shorted my battery pack until I CA'd it.
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If you don;t believe ask the 65 yr old master racer as he was showing me an old school way to see if my chassis was tweeked....he found out with a little hot ness on the chassis.
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My CF chassis actually shorted my battery pack until I CA'd it.
-Stephen <><
If you don;t believe ask the 65 yr old master racer as he was showing me an old school way to see if my chassis was tweeked....he found out with a little hot ness on the chassis.
I woudl never would have believed it unless I saw it with my own two eyes.
Hot Ness??
Explain, you got me intrigued now.
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the reason for sealing the edges of carbon fiber is to insulate the edges because it is extremely conductive.it can 1:short your batteries out(i have actually seen one glow red),2:it can cause radio glitches.the top surface of the carbon fiber has a laminate layer so it actually seals the surface and insulates it.sealing the edges is just doing the same for the edges that have been machined.hope this helps
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the reason for sealing the edges of carbon fiber is to insulate the edges because it is extremely conductive.it can 1:short your batteries out(i have actually seen one glow red),2:it can cause radio glitches.the top surface of the carbon fiber has a laminate layer so it actually seals the surface and insulates it.sealing the edges is just doing the same for the edges that have been machined.hope this helps
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its true ! even the good old molded chassis with graphite like the losi type can takea charge! it will cause you painfull hour of trying to figure out why you glitching all the time.
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ADDED NOTE :after you seal the edges with CA sand with fine sand papaer and seal it again then take mother mag wheel polish and a dremel to it and Bling Bling OMG! Looks like he deck of the CF
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ADDED NOTE :after you seal the edges with CA sand with fine sand papaer and seal it again then take mother mag wheel polish and a dremel to it and Bling Bling OMG! Looks like he deck of the CF
Thanks for the tips Randy.
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The CA glue can also help the carbon hold together and not splinter on it's edge from an impact, let me tell you carbon shards in the hands are not nice
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The CA glue can also help the carbon hold together and not splinter on it's edge from an impact, let me tell you carbon shards in the hands are not nice
yeah if ur chasi is not glued maybe u want to bring a puller in advance.
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