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cutting my first tc body

Old 10-06-2013, 02:44 PM
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Questions?? cutting my first tc body

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Im preparing a protoform mazdaspeed 6 for painting.
Its my first tc and first time preparing a body.
I accidently cut the wing 1-2 mm to deep on the upperside.
And its not 100% straight since i was working with a curved scissor.
Have i ruined the wing?
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Old 10-06-2013, 04:35 PM
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Did you paint it before you started trimming? I'd just put it together, eyeball it, and straighten it out as best you can. Most of the time this stuff is pretty forgiving. And there's always aftermarket wings available.
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I just bought a set of scissors and tool to make the body mount holes with. Hopefully that helps make the process a little easier.
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Old 10-06-2013, 08:50 PM
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Originally Posted by G.Rossman
I just bought a set of scissors and tool to make the body mount holes with. Hopefully that helps make the process a little easier.
Patience and practice. Remember, you can't un-cut. Relax, and have fun.
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Old 10-07-2013, 02:31 AM
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Thanks for the help
The body aint painted yet. And its not the mounting of the wing thats a bit crooked its my effort to get a straight line with the scissor that got abit crooked
Im sorry for my bad english.

Anyway, im crossing my fingers that the mailman will deliver some pactra rattlecans today
Maybe i can post some pics later if its get finished today.
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What I should have said was. Once you get it painted and mount the wing, it'll be easier to see where you need to trim to make it even. Most of the time though they recommend painting, then trimming. It's easier to see the cut lines. Plus your dealing with the one piece instead of the body and wing separately. The only thing I do first besides washing the inside with soap and water is mark and drill the mounting holes. Easier to line things up when the body is still clear. Your english is fine.
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Old 10-07-2013, 11:58 AM
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You will have to fix it like a bad haircut. Only being a little off as long as you even it out it will not likely look or act any differently.
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That's a good way to put it. Trim the bulk with the scissors and use sandpaper and/or a file to smooth it out.
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Thanks for the help, all of you. I really apriciate it.
The body is painted and im really happy with the result.
I managed to cut the wing so it looks moore even now aswell.
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Hope you stick with it, this hobby is full of ups and downs, but there's almost always a solution. Glad your project worked out.
Have fun on the rest of the forums, lot's of helpful folks and great information.
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