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Old 01-10-2007, 05:33 PM   #1
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Rounding the edge of foam tire after cutting? is this necessary and what will this do vs square edge? Thanks.
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Josh Cyrul colaborated on an article about truing tires in Xtreme RC Cars which explains the difference between leaving it square and rounding it off.

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Josh Cyrul colaborated on an article about truing tires in Xtreme RC Cars which explains the difference between leaving it square and rounding it off.

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http://www.rc411.com/pages/howto.php?howto=25&page=2
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Anyone know where one could get a "SnakeSkin" File for rounding these corners? I have been looking for 1 for over a year now. A buddy of mine has 1 but he has had it for years and doesnt know where to get 1 now.
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The best I've seen is called a tungston carbide embedded rasp. Mcmaster-Carr sells them for about 24.00. Go to their Web-site

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Thank you for the info. It is very helpful.
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Anyone know where one could get a "SnakeSkin" File for rounding these corners? I have been looking for 1 for over a year now. A buddy of mine has 1 but he has had it for years and doesnt know where to get 1 now.
The Border On-line shop in Holland sell the "SnakeSkin" file. Not cheap but well worth it!

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Looks like simular to Mcmaster carr tungston carbide rasp; but smaller; not sure what grit the snake skin file is.
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The McMaster one says the combination file is 46 grit and 80 on either side. Thanks for the link, I have looked at McMaster for it before, but did't find the right page I guess. I will be ordering it soon!
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You could make your own by getting some (free) paint mixing sticks from Home Depot, some sand paper w/ adhesive backing, and wrap it around the stick.

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Or just fold the sandpaper a couple of times and itll be plenty stiff. Sandpaper likes to melt the tire , where as files seem not too.

I even just use simple dremel rotary bits on my tire. Small and easy to work into a tight tire truer spot.
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Or just fold the sandpaper a couple of times and itll be plenty stiff. Sandpaper likes to melt the tire , where as files seem not too.

I even just use simple dremel rotary bits on my tire. Small and easy to work into a tight tire truer spot.
metal file from home depot does the trick
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You guys need to goto www.bvmjets.com, and click on perma-grit tools. Touring guys want a F-101, and the 1/8th scales racers need F-102. Those numbers represent fine and coarse. They work well, are very easy to pack, and best of all cost about 10 bucks.
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When I said pack in my last reply, means they are very thin, and can be placed anywhere when travelling.
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