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Old 12-07-2002, 10:08 PM
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Hi, I just purchased a Losi xxx-s kit and i need help on a little problem. A flat-head screw on the bottom of my chassis is stripped. The hole to insert an allen-wrench and remove/insert. Now i cannot remove it! I need advice on getting it out. Should i go to a hobby store and have them help me or does anyone have any good ideas?
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Old 12-08-2002, 09:34 AM
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Neo, if you have a dremel tool you can use a cut-off wheel and slot the screw, then screw it out with a flat screwdriver. Your screw probably stripped because you're using the stock hex keys, correct? It's a really good idea to buy some high-quality hex wrenches. Integy, Team Associated, Losi, MIP, Hudy, and RPM all make high-quality hex wrenches.
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Old 12-08-2002, 07:33 PM
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I don't have a dremel tool so I'm going to take it to a raceway (socalrc raceway) so that they can fix it. Thanks though for the advice. Also i will go out and buy myself some hex tools because the regular stock that were included were a hassle!
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Old 12-09-2002, 03:12 PM
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take the kit hex key and put a drop of CA on the end, stick into the screw and let it dry over night, then turn the screw out and throw it away.
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Old 12-10-2002, 08:07 PM
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Thanks newracer but one question i need to ask you. What's CA. I never heard of that before. Can you tell me what it is and where to get it?
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CA is basically super glue but you can get better quality glue at your local hobby shop
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Old 12-11-2002, 03:44 PM
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Yeah I just found out from a friend. Thanks again. but which kind of super glue would you suggest? I have Krazy super glue would that work?
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Old 12-13-2002, 12:34 AM
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If you haven't finish building the kit, there's a tapping screw in the kit to cut threads in the holes before you put the some of the screws in. Make life easier.

As for the CA you can try your super glue. Worst come to worst it won't hold and you just need to get a different brand (stronger glue) and redo it.
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Old 12-13-2002, 09:48 PM
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Thanks but I took it to the hobby store and they used a dremel(as suggested by newracer) and took the stripped screw out. It left a big dent in my chassis
Thanks guys
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Old 12-31-2002, 11:49 PM
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grab a set of integy hex wrench at socal for 30 bucks. i have the same problem and i thought i strip the screws, acutally its the wrench included in the kit that got stripped. im very happy with my integy set. its the best quality for ur money.
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Thanks a lot most of my screws were stripped too but i found something out. The top of it is stripped. If you use the hex drivers tools as suggested like integy, team associated, team losi, and Elite which i purchased from Ultimate Hobbies, just push it deeply and the deep part of the screw is like a brand new hex shape. Thanks a lot anyways
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