junk body!!!

Old 06-10-2012, 10:08 AM
  #1  
Tech Regular
Thread Starter
iTrader: (12)
 
Bansh88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: San Diego
Posts: 265
Trader Rating: 12 (100%+)
Default junk body!!!

Got this body in a trade a while back. Have been afraid to use it because it looked so nice. My brother and I went to our local track Friday and I figured "today is the day". Well, 2 rollovers (rollovers, not big air flips) later, this is what I had for a body!
Anyone know how the hell this could happen? There is a Proline sticker on it. Not sure if it is a Proline body. I can't imagine this happens a lot. The body was in great codition with no cracks or scrathes.






Glad I saved my old junker. Spruced it up to put it back in service. Rattlecan!

Bansh88 is offline  
Old 06-10-2012, 10:15 AM
  #2  
Tech Master
iTrader: (9)
 
captain america's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,577
Trader Rating: 9 (100%+)
Default

Did you get any nitro/engine cleaner on the body by chance?
captain america is offline  
Old 06-10-2012, 10:35 AM
  #3  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (3)
 
MadRussian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: SE USA
Posts: 2,378
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

Almost looks dry rotted
MadRussian is offline  
Old 06-10-2012, 10:51 AM
  #4  
Tech Regular
Thread Starter
iTrader: (12)
 
Bansh88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: San Diego
Posts: 265
Trader Rating: 12 (100%+)
Default

Never touched the body.

In fact, the body in the last pic is fairly brittle after using 2 cans of carb cleaner on it to try and remove the original paint. (what a mess!) But even that has held up through some serious bashing.
Bansh88 is offline  
Old 06-10-2012, 11:40 AM
  #5  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (3)
 
MadRussian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: SE USA
Posts: 2,378
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

KNow what I am sayin though? It looks like it just cracked, like the material was totally dried out or something
MadRussian is offline  
Old 06-10-2012, 11:50 AM
  #6  
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,582
Default

Looks like lexan was dry and lost flexibility and cracked
Sylvain is offline  
Old 06-10-2012, 11:51 AM
  #7  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (3)
 
MadRussian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: SE USA
Posts: 2,378
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by Sylvain View Post
Looks like lexan was dry and lost flexibility and cracked

Swhat I was sayin
MadRussian is offline  
Old 06-10-2012, 11:53 AM
  #8  
Tech Regular
Thread Starter
iTrader: (12)
 
Bansh88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: San Diego
Posts: 265
Trader Rating: 12 (100%+)
Default

Makes sense. How would this happen? I have some really old bodies and they dont break apart. Though, this one here was fairly thick.
Bansh88 is offline  
Old 06-10-2012, 11:58 AM
  #9  
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,582
Default

Non lexan specific paint, nitro cleaner, over sun exposure, don,t know...

Microwave, dishwasher, radioactivity , .... LOL
Sylvain is offline  
Old 06-10-2012, 11:59 AM
  #10  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (3)
 
MadRussian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: SE USA
Posts: 2,378
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

I dunno other than perhaps when it was made it wasn't properly done?
I dont recognize that body, closest thing I think it may be is from a company called Majestic iirc
MadRussian is offline  
Old 06-10-2012, 11:59 AM
  #11  
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,582
Default

Originally Posted by MadRussian View Post
Swhat I was sayin
Didn't see your reply before posting...
Sylvain is offline  
Old 06-10-2012, 12:21 PM
  #12  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (3)
 
MadRussian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: SE USA
Posts: 2,378
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by Sylvain View Post
Didn't see your reply before posting...
Great minds think alike
MadRussian is offline  
Old 06-10-2012, 12:30 PM
  #13  
Tech Lord
iTrader: (148)
 
Frank L's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: NorCal
Posts: 12,522
Trader Rating: 148 (100%+)
Default

That's awesome. Brace it up and run it as a madmax practice body.
Looks like its just past it's prime, bodies crack sometimes on the 1st run. It's just how it goes.
Frank L is offline  
Old 06-10-2012, 01:04 PM
  #14  
Tech Regular
Thread Starter
iTrader: (12)
 
Bansh88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: San Diego
Posts: 265
Trader Rating: 12 (100%+)
Default

In retrospect, thats not a bad idea. Rest of the body is still lying at the track. I guess if I was to do it, i should coat the whole thing in electrical tape and silicone though.
Bansh88 is offline  
Old 06-10-2012, 01:11 PM
  #15  
Tech Lord
iTrader: (148)
 
Frank L's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: NorCal
Posts: 12,522
Trader Rating: 148 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by Bansh88 View Post
In retrospect, thats not a bad idea. Rest of the body is still lying at the track. I guess if I was to do it, i should coat the whole thing in electrical tape and silicone though.
Use drywall mesh, cut it to fit and shoegoo. Leave it in the sun and it will be almost like new.
Frank L is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.