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Old 09-08-2005, 09:42 AM   #1
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PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENT!!!!!

Ok, I have been getting alot of questions about how my chassis stay clean and scratchless so I will let everyone in.
It is a very easy process if you know what you are doing and does not add alot of weight to the car.
I have been clearing my chassis with a special automotive clear that bites into the graphite and does not let go.
I have had some requests to do this for a few people and the results have been flawless.
I can do any flat graphite or fiberglass peices that you would like done IE:Chassis, Battery Braces, Upper Decks, Shock towers, ect.
I can add pearls and flop colors to any of the peices.
The major benifit to this process is that it protects the the bottom of the chassis from scratches and if the clear scratches, the scratches can be removed or repaired!
The second benifit is the clear does not conduct. So, it acts like an insulator for the electronics.
The third benifit is that instead of glueing the edges to stop cracking the clear does it for you!
I have tried this on a few tub chassis but the results were not very good so I am only going to do flat peices.
I will also file battery slots and sand the edges of the chassis.
I am starting the pricing at $30 per chassis which includes:
Chassis and top deck
Shock towers are an extra $5 each.
I will garentee the clear not to come off for as long as YOU own the vehicle.
Granted you do not use and chemicals other than motor spray or simple green to clean your cleared parts.
If it does, which in 2 years of testing it hasen't, I will redo the process for free, including the shipping.
The process turn around time is aprox 1 week from the time I recieve the chassis.
The first 5 people to purchase this process will get there shock towers done for FREE and recieve FREE return shipping.
Older chassis can be done but, new chassis are prefered. The older chassis are harder to get clean and the clear does not look as smooth.

Again the prices are as follows:
Chassis and Upper deck $30
Shock towers $5 each
Return shipping to the US $5 flat rate priority mail.

Any Questions e-mail me at [email protected]
As soon as I can I will post some Pics but, the pictures don't due the clearing justice!
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Old 09-08-2005, 10:09 AM   #2
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Here are the Pics.
01 is before
02 is after
03 is before
04 is after

You can notice in the before the chassis has a flat look.
In the after it has a shiny look.
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Old 09-08-2005, 10:47 AM   #3
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Had this done by Fred on all my chassis and it definitely protects and just plain looks better.
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looks like a form of laquer.. gem coat
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It's no laquer. Laquer would peel off. It is a urethane based clear coat. It is spayed not gel coat.
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there are some extremely durable laquers out there.. but, it's an interesting idea to coat your chassis. Gem coat is a brand.
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Not to undermind you, or insult you but, Laquers are no good on composite surfaces. Laquers also have no UV protection. The Laquers I think you are refering to, were made many years ago. They had whats call Isocyonates in them. That is what made them EXTREMLY durable. Back in the late 80's the paint manufactures had to remove these harmful chemicals from there products which took all the durability out of laquers. Not sure how old you are but if you can remember the paint peeling off of ALL the mid and late 80's cars and trucks.

I have not heard of Gem Coat. The clear that I use is made by PPG.

Here are a few more pics of 2 chassis just done.
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looks nice! but what about when the chassis rolls and rubs the edges, during cornering, does the clear coat wear? even if it does, probably still worth the money
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The chassis and clearcoat will wear but, even after the clear is worn through it WILL NOT PEEL!! I have tried quite a few different clears till I found one that would not peel off. A few of the other clears that I used peeled off after they were worn through.
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So, if it rubs through, we just send it back to you, and you reapply it? And approximately how thick is the coating. I'm sure this will affect the roll center slightly?
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If you are sent a new chasis will you prep the edges/battery slots? By the way great idea and service, now if I could only find someone to shorten my electronic's wires
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So, if it rubs through, we just send it back to you, and you reapply it? And approximately how thick is the coating. I'm sure this will affect the roll center slightly?
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If it rubs through I can reapply the clear but at a cost(which I havent figured out yet) My gaurentee is that it will not peel off if rubbed through.
The coating is less than .015 mil thick not enough to affect roll center.
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If you are sent a new chasis will you prep the edges/battery slots? By the way great idea and service, now if I could only find someone to shorten my electronic's wires
Yes I will prep all the edges and battery slots before the clear is applied.
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And have you got the first five takers yet? This deal sounds very appealing...
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And have you got the first five takers yet? This deal sounds very appealing...
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Nope, still waiting......
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