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Old 04-22-2013, 10:04 AM
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Hey guys, im working on some pop-up headlights on a 180sx body. Im going to mount a micro servo under the body. What glue can I use to mount the servo with? is there a good epoxy for this? I don't want it to melt the paint or the lexan.
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Hey guys, im working on some pop-up headlights on a 180sx body. Im going to mount a micro servo under the body. What glue can I use to mount the servo with? is there a good epoxy for this? I don't want it to melt the paint or the lexan.
Use a product called Goop.
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Shoe-Goo works great.
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awesome! ill try the shoe-goo, ill go buy some after work
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Is Shoe-Goo a good fix for repairing cracks?
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Is Shoe-Goo a good fix for repairing cracks?
Yes, when used in combination with drywall tape.
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Originally Posted by JamesL_71 View Post
Is Shoe-Goo a good fix for repairing cracks?
For body repairs, I have a small dish of water nearby to dip my finger in when applying. Prevents the Shoe-Goo from sticking to your fingers and allows you to spread a thin, even layer across the area. I usually do 2 thin coats, allowing about an hour or two between coats. Allow it to fully cure overnight before use.

When repairing cracks in fenders, I use a small piece of battery tape on the outside to hold everything in place and prevent the Shoe-Goo from pushing out the top side of the body. As SteveM stated, used in conjunction with some mesh drywall tape, cracked fenders hold up very well.
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I use clear Shoe Goo and fiberglass cloth to make body repairs. It works awesome and stronger than drywall tape.
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Before using Shoe Goo or any silicone based glue directly on your paint, make sure to test first. Different glues can react badly with paint for lexan or water based paints. Some people spray a sealant over the paint (on the inside of the body) before gluing anything to the paint.
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I use E6000, it works very well. My guess is that it is the same general type of adhesive as shoe-goo.
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Originally Posted by IndyRC_Racer View Post
Before using Shoe Goo or any silicone based glue directly on your paint, make sure to test first. Different glues can react badly with paint for lexan or water based paints. Some people spray a sealant over the paint (on the inside of the body) before gluing anything to the paint.
This is a good point and I've found that Shoe-Goo reacts with lexan paint where Goop does not.
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Originally Posted by SteveM View Post
This is a good point and I've found that Shoe-Goo reacts with lexan paint where Goop does not.
What goop product exactly? there seems to be like 15 different types lol
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Originally Posted by SteveM View Post
This is a good point and I've found that Shoe-Goo reacts with lexan paint where Goop does not.
I havent had that problem and I have used it on several bodies from several mfgrs. I primarly use parma and tamiya paint in the rattle cans. My main use has been on my VTA bodies to help keep the front end looking good and on the rear vailance/wing (I run the cuda body).
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If u put shoo goo on paint it will peel the paint right up if u bend the body enough to stretch the shoo goo, so I always scratch the paint with light Sand paper to prevent this!!
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