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Old 02-08-2010, 02:36 PM
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Originally Posted by malkiy
Sean,

do you have any protoform speed 6 bodies in stock?
Yes! I will bring them.
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Originally Posted by jamescam
I think I will come down and see what folks are running. I will keep the system you have in mind.
The skies the limit. But especially with an 18R, you cant go too crazy without traction rolling. They do make some carpet tires fwiw for it. Thats probably going to be the biggest upgrade right away you will want for it. Rubber tires just cant compete. Hobby shop in Seattle on Rainier Ave that at least used had them (foams). Probably want to verify calling first, and seeing when he is actually open. Has weird hours that vary daily. http://www.velocityhobby.com/

Stop by our pits and introduce yourselves.
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I too, am looking forward to a night with the fellas. It seems like ages since I got to turn a lap on the killer new lay out & track. Think I will head out to the shop right now and de-Sticky Finger the car, get ready for some proper sauce!
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Originally Posted by Maybell
Any special TUB requests? Please let me know.
Hey Sean, can you throw in a Black Art body?

Todd M.
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Originally Posted by gwhiz
Which speedo brand/model and motor brand/model are you using?
Castle Creations Mamba Max Pro/Used Novak 17.5 of unknown history.
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Hey, when's the next Saturday race?
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this saturday the 13th.
 
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If one of you guys has time, will you do a quick instruction set on sanding/gluing carbon fiber for me? Never done it, and I don't want to FUBAR a new kit. What grit of sandpaper, etc...??

Gonna get it done for Saturday!!

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Depending on the quality of the sanding job you can just knock it down with 220 and apply CA with a q-tip.

I go around and rough sand the edge down starting with 120, then 220 to round the edge, finally 440. I will run a drop of thin ca around the edge just letting it roll around the chassis; once tried i take 600 to that and when it's smooth i will ca again to fill in any of the air bubbles. Basically buffing down the ca edge. That's how i get the rounded glass like edge.

Somewhat hard to describe first thing in the morning but you'll want to roll a small bit of sand paper slightly over the edge of the chassis so your cutting down the two sharp edges... But don't roll it so far you are sanding the deck where you won't be applying ca.

You can usually just tip the chassis on end, apply a small drop of ca, and let gravity do the rest. I'll use a piece of paper towel or qtip to smooth the drops that can form at the end of your "ca run

Hope that makes some sense.

Oh and I'll say it now otherwise someone else will remind ya, wear a mask. Carbon dust is filthy business.
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Old 02-09-2010, 09:06 AM
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Originally Posted by jubilee
If one of you guys has time, will you do a quick instruction set on sanding/gluing carbon fiber for me? Never done it, and I don't want to FUBAR a new kit. What grit of sandpaper, etc...??

Gonna get it done for Saturday!!

You will need 400, 600, 1000 and Mothers Mag & Aluminum Polish. Get the wet dry sandpaper... O and a few paper towels...

1: Sand all the carbon edges with 400 under running water. Carbon dust is VERY bad the breath...

2: Take a fresh bottle of CA (I like Losi tire glue. I have used thin and there medium) and add a half inch of tip tubing to the bottle.

3: Start with one edge at a time and start to run the CA down the edge. Hold one side up of the table and let the glue follow the edge. Don't add to much or it will flow over the edge and thats not good... Do one edge at a time and let it dry.

5: After you're done with the peace go over it and add glue to the spots were, A you missed or B the carbon soaked it up.

6: Let every thing dry for 30+ minutes

7: Sand all the CA with 400 grit. Get all the shiny finish off and check to see if you need to add a little more glue. Keep sanding it tell you feel every thing is nice and smooth.

8: Sand again with 600 for a sec or two

9: Sand with 1000 for a sec or two

10: Get a few paper towels and go to town with Mothers polish!

That should do it...

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Thanks guys, I really appreciate the help!

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Does anyone have a Casle Link I can borrow tomorrow night?

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Originally Posted by Sixgears
Does anyone have a Casle Link I can borrow tomorrow night?

I have a link but not a computer I can bring... If some one can load the latest software onto there comp and bring it you're golden.

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Originally Posted by Kody
You will need 400, 600, 1000 and Mothers Mag & Aluminum Polish. Get the wet dry sandpaper... O and a few paper towels...

1: Sand all the carbon edges with 400 under running water. Carbon dust is VERY bad the breath...

2: Take a fresh bottle of CA (I like Losi tire glue. I have used thin and there medium) and add a half inch of tip tubing to the bottle.

3: Start with one edge at a time and start to run the CA down the edge. Hold one side up of the table and let the glue follow the edge. Don't add to much or it will flow over the edge and thats not good... Do one edge at a time and let it dry.

5: After you're done with the peace go over it and add glue to the spots were, A you missed or B the carbon soaked it up.

6: Let every thing dry for 30+ minutes

7: Sand all the CA with 400 grit. Get all the shiny finish off and check to see if you need to add a little more glue. Keep sanding it tell you feel every thing is nice and smooth.

8: Sand again with 600 for a sec or two

9: Sand with 1000 for a sec or two

10: Get a few paper towels and go to town with Mothers polish!

That should do it...

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Dang, All this just for carbon fiber towers and chassis......
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Old 02-09-2010, 10:59 AM
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I'm going to DL the software tonight... Thanks Kody, see you tomorrow
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