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Old 11-21-2005, 03:56 PM   #16
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A dap of "white out" on the top of the body posts will help if the body is painted dark.
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Old 11-21-2005, 04:01 PM   #17
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Make sure you use a body reamer!!! It's worth it, I swear! I tried to cut holes in my first body, then got a reamer for my 2nd, and it was a world of difference. I bought the Factory Team one, which is nice, but I kind of wish I had waited and bought the Hudy one. (big $$$ though)
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Old 11-21-2005, 04:08 PM   #18
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Definantly do it before you paint, but if you forget line the body up on the posts and shine a torch below the car, you'll see where the posts contact the body and hence where to make the hole in the body.

Vortex, I hope your in England! Around here a torch has flames shooting from it.
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Old 11-21-2005, 04:10 PM   #19
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Old 11-21-2005, 05:20 PM   #20
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If its not the first body that you paint for your car, and its the same model as one of the previously painted, then do this:

Just put the old body over the new one and mark in the holes


thats what i do....works well
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Old 11-21-2005, 07:30 PM   #21
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Start with a very small hole, regardless of how you mark the position. It allows you to "adjust" the holes a little to compensate for angles,bent posts, etc. Bodies are too expensive to ruin off the track, save that part for the main.
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Old 11-21-2005, 08:19 PM   #22
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Here's a trick I learned from making blow gun darts during my ninja days.

Take a thumb tac to the top of your body posts push it down the center slightly. Cut the tips off 4 tacks, hold them over a flame for a bit (with pliers of course) and push them into the tops of the posts. Home made Trinity markers. If you forget to mark your holes before painting again, just drop some new pins in the posts. You can even do this before painting because the indents are more accurate than a bunch of fat Sharpie markings.
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Here's a trick I learned from making blow gun darts during my ninja days.

Take a thumb tac to the top of your body posts push it down the center slightly. Cut the tips off 4 tacks, hold them over a flame for a bit (with pliers of course) and push them into the tops of the posts. Home made Trinity markers. If you forget to mark your holes before painting again, just drop some new pins in the posts. You can even do this before painting because the indents are more accurate than a bunch of fat Sharpie markings.
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Old 11-21-2005, 09:09 PM   #24
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Here's a trick I learned from making blow gun darts during my ninja days.

Take a thumb tac to the top of your body posts push it down the center slightly. Cut the tips off 4 tacks, hold them over a flame for a bit (with pliers of course) and push them into the tops of the posts. Home made Trinity markers. If you forget to mark your holes before painting again, just drop some new pins in the posts. You can even do this before painting because the indents are more accurate than a bunch of fat Sharpie markings.

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Old 11-21-2005, 10:33 PM   #25
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I've taken a pencil sharpener to mine for a similar effect. I just relegated one set of posts to body marker duty.

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Old 11-21-2005, 10:43 PM   #26
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awesome...keep them coming!...kitty
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Before i paint the body i place it over the car and mark where the posts are on the outside of the shell with a marker. Wait for the paint to dry. Then when you peal off the protecive plastic on the outside the markings come with it.
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