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Old 10-22-2014, 02:13 AM   #1
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Questions?? Chassis Sheet/Protector

Do you use one? If so, which brand?
What is the best one to apply? Clean chassis and then apply and cut out when chassis has cutouts and screw holes etc.?
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Old 10-22-2014, 09:16 AM   #2
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I like the chassis protection seal from tamiya a lot.
It's relatively strong and flexible.
I also use a protection seal from yeah racing , but this one is rather stiffer and thicker and tears faster then the flexible tamiya protection seal.
Make sure that if you want to try the tamiya one to choose the earlier version and not the new hard version, cause the new version is something like the one from yeah racing.
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Old 10-22-2014, 09:26 AM   #3
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I have used this: http://3mauto.com/paint-defender-spray-film.html

I laid down 4 coats and it survived a season of outdoor here in Edmonton. It is very smooth and very light.
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Old 10-22-2014, 10:19 AM   #4
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I use the Associated one and cut out with an exacto as described. Compared to the Jconcepts (the only other that I've tried) protector the AE adhesive is not as strong, and so it does not adhere as well, but also removes easier and leaves only minimal residue. The JC sheet can be a bear to remove. The AE sheet is foggy, the JC clear. It's a tradeoff.
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Old 10-22-2014, 11:42 AM   #5
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I used to use them, ...but when they get old they can start to peel. I had one start to come off during a race, was really annoying because I thought the noise it created was something serious.

I don't bother with them anymore. I accept scratches as war wounds. You can always replace the chassis if it gets really really bad, -which they usually hold up quite well (the integrity of the chassis that is).
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Old 10-23-2015, 07:50 AM   #6
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Not trying to bring thread from the dead, but the Shelle proctector is awsome. Plenty thick, and mostly reusable. Have peeled mine back about 5 or 6 times, sticks back down like new, and also comes with 3 spare rear patches for wrenching on the rear end (2wd buggy)
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