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Old 06-21-2013, 07:33 PM   #1
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Got some JConcepts chassis film to throw on my TC6.1 so I can run the asphalt track (maybe). My question is what is the best way to cut out all the screw holes? From the looks of it, it's going to be a total PITA.
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Got some JConcepts chassis film to throw on my TC6.1 so I can run the asphalt track (maybe). My question is what is the best way to cut out all the screw holes? From the looks of it, it's going to be a total PITA.
I just installed it on my TC5s. I didn't cut out any screw holes though. I just made sure they were all tight and layed it on making sure there were no air bubbles. Then I cut around the chassis edges and any vent holes in the chassis with a hobby knife. I don't see a need to access the screws on a normal basis, so I don't think you need to cut it. Screw holes may also provide a lip to be grabbed by something on the track. I would just cut them out when you need to. Then just use a hobby knife around the screw. But the chassis protector does a great job protecting the car on asphalt tracks.
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Yeah i didn't open up any of my screw holes either. Figured that was something i should have done prior to building the car, but i built and finished the car before the film arrived.. I'm in the same boat, i shouldn't need to remove any for quite some time.
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If the chassis is built already, you can use trace the screws with a hobby knife. Just do the holes that you need to make to make adjustments. The bulkhead holes only when you need to replace them.
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Thanks guys, I wanted to just cover all the holes but didn't want to screw (hehe) myself in the future...
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Good day.

To the TS, I suggest you punch all the screw-holes accordingly or else it'll create a bubble after installing screws on it. I used a one-whole puncher. Photo attached for reference.




I do this all the time. HTH. Cheers.

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Is the JConcepts chassis film thin enough for TC?
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To the TS, I suggest you punch all the screw-holes accordingly or else it'll create a bubble after installing screws on it. I used a one-whole puncher.

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cool, how do I go about making a template to punch the holes?

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Is the JConcepts chassis film thin enough for TC?
umm, thin enough for what?
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^ I scanned the chassis (making it as 1:1), printed the outline on a the clear film protector then punched every whole allotted for the screws.

Tip: Just provide a 'slit' to reach the middle holes since no way the puncher could reach that.

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umm, thin enough for what?
For Touring Car chassis, the ones for off road are pretty thick
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For Touring Car chassis, the ones for off road are pretty thick
Be aware that using thick films might affect the handling/flexing.
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So back to my original question, are the JConcepts thin enough for tc chassis?
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So back to my original question, are the JConcepts thin enough for tc chassis?
I'd like to know as well. Who makes a thinner sheet, when I searched all that came up was the JConcepts stuff.
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I'm pretty sure the one I used is Jconcepts... I picked it up at the LHS. It came in a pack of 2 if that helps. I think it is thin enough... Its thick enough to hold up well to scrapes, and It hasn't changed the performance of the car (flex). I can add a picture later from the side... It's maybe .25mm
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Thank you, that's the answer I was looking for.
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