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Old 11-17-2011, 10:28 PM
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Great, thanks Peter. PS, we have a new drivers stand for you this year.
And here I've been spending all year practicing my springboard dismount
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For the Prism/Blackhawk fans...we go more 12th scale tires in.

TC6 Gear Diffs: Bodine and Jake, you have PM.

We have 2 Diffs left in stock...so they will go to the first 2 that call the shop or come in and get them.
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Just got my REV 7 today, Im going to start prepping the chassis, Just wanted to know what you guys are doing as far at this goes. Sand with 400 grit and them polish with mother plastic polish and mother alum polish? Thats one way Ive heard. Thanks in advance for the info guys.
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Just got my REV 7 today, Im going to start prepping the chassis, Just wanted to know what you guys are doing as far at this goes. Sand with 400 grit and them polish with mother plastic polish and mother alum polish? Thats one way Ive heard. Thanks in advance for the info guys.
400 then 600 under running water in the sink. That's all I do know days... Smooth as a baby's bottom!
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Originally Posted by Rdog
Just got my REV 7 today, Im going to start prepping the chassis, Just wanted to know what you guys are doing as far at this goes. Sand with 400 grit and them polish with mother plastic polish and mother alum polish? Thats one way Ive heard. Thanks in advance for the info guys.
Now here is how someone with OCD does it:

320/400, then 600, then polish of your choice. Mother's works fine, but it smells funny. Flitz works very well but it is thin so a lot goes a little way.

I use a pink pearl eraser wrapped in the sandpaper. Dip it in a cup of cool tap water with a drop of dishwashing liquid added to it. The eraser minimizes the rounding of the edges and helps you keep it squared up, plus it has that little wedge tip you can use to get in the tight spots. Do the sanding over a towel you aren't particularly fond of. Watch "Caddyshack" at the same time.

Polishing by hand works OK, but if I need to lay some heat in certain spots I use a dremel at very low speed with one of those white fiber polish wheels/drums. But the polish flies all over. For a cloth I use cheap "polishing cloths" (they are diapers) from the hardware store. Turn up the volume on "Caddyshack" or it gets drowned out by the dremel.

I wash it thoroughly afterwards, in really hot water, with Dawn detergent. This is so I can see the spots I missed the first time around.

You know you dont have to polish it at all. The 600 leaves an acceptable finish, actually.

If you are going to CA the edges it changes the story a lot. So don't.

I put lotion on my hands ahead of time so that the black dust doesn't stick to my fingers and under my nails. If you do the job under running water, first of all shame on you for wasting water, but you get to skip the lotion and you're gonna have epic raisinfingers.
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Originally Posted by Maybell
For the Prism/Blackhawk fans...we go more 12th scale tires in.

TC6 Gear Diffs: Bodine and Jake, you have PM.

We have 2 Diffs left in stock...so they will go to the first 2 that call the shop or come in and get them.
Going to need a set of front bearings for the 12R5.1 for Wednesday night either from you or those KOOL Slapmaster/Avid hybrids.. yes?

And for the body, mounted more towards the front or rear??
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You know you dont have to polish it at all. The 600 leaves an acceptable finish, actually.
You really don't... If you do it right with 600 and use hot CA with a que-tip the edge comes out looking like glass.
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What do you guys think of using micro servos in 12th scales with the new length wise batteries? I would think it would help offset the forward weight a tiny bit. As there are servos these days in that size that can handle a 1/12th.

Here is an example someone made an adapter.
http://www.bilder-space.de/bilder/0fd163-1321625022.jpg

(When I say micro, I dont mean like RC18T size, the next size up. Like a ~30mm size) Example: Sanwa (Airtronics) SRG-HR
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Going to need a set of front bearings for the 12R5.1 for Wednesday night either from you or those KOOL Slapmaster/Avid hybrids.. yes?

And for the body, mounted more towards the front or rear??
Not sure how others do it, but I try to align the front wheels perfectly with the front wheel cutout mark in body.
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Not sure how others do it, but I try to align the front wheels perfectly with the front wheel cutout mark in body.
Thank you, new best friend, Sean Maybell. Pmd you for some front bearings for the little guy..
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Originally Posted by Logi Maker
Thank you, new best friend, Sean Maybell. Pmd you for some front bearings for the little guy..
Gotcha covered on the bearings my friend!
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Originally Posted by Rdog
Just got my REV 7 today, Im going to start prepping the chassis, Just wanted to know what you guys are doing as far at this goes. Sand with 400 grit and them polish with mother plastic polish and mother alum polish? Thats one way Ive heard. Thanks in advance for the info guys.
don't know if you still have my number or not, but I got some tires and lots of misc 1/12 scale stuff you probably can't use, but if you want it, call me or come by and get it.. ALL
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On another note, I do have a Integy automatic tire truer for sale, if its something someone is thinking about.

like this one....http://www.rcplanet.com/ProductDetai..._a_7cINTC22339


$125.00

PS it comes with 1/12, wgt, and sedan thingys

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Originally Posted by skypilot
On another note, I do have a Integy automatic tire truer for sale, if its something someone is thinking about.

like this one....http://www.rcplanet.com/ProductDetai..._a_7cINTC22339


$125.00

PS it comes with 1/12, wgt, and sedan thingys
If someone that Ritchie still likes can quote this for.me tell.him I want it.. it's a Daddy's going back to work gift. I will hAVe cash with me for wed and sat at the hangar..
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