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How to repair a body? - 04.07.2008, 01:32 AM

Just wondering if anyone had a good idea to repair a lexan body. Specifically it is a truck body, and damaged where the body posts go throught in the bed area. I think that something glued to the bottom would be good, but I figured that I would ask as I have not fixed one like this before.

Maybe some silicone and a flat piece of thin plastic on the underside? The area is ribbed, so it would not be easy to get a piece of anything to fit flush on the underside. The rest of the body is useable, and I really do not want to spend 40 bucks on another body just to bash with!
   
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04.07.2008, 05:31 AM

As to so many questions the answer here is: ShoeGoo!

Try shoegoo-ing a piece of lexan under your damaged areas... if it's not flat, try to bend the lexan piece into shape and fill all gaps with The Goo.

In the future, to prevent such damage, smear ShoeGoo around those areas. Especiall on buggy bodies, I use that Fibre-Tape (the one that you can use to paint mesh effects) together with ShoeGoe to reinforce critical areas. Makes the bodies last a long time.
   
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04.07.2008, 06:21 AM

Yep, shoegoo is holding 1 of my bodies together well. Keep some of the lexan off cuts from new bodies. They come in handing sometimes.


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04.07.2008, 10:00 AM

Someone just needs to invent organic plastic. That way, when it gets torn or cracked, you would just need a band-aid and some time to let it heal.
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04.07.2008, 10:04 AM

I've always used shoegoo and drywall tape. sand down the area, spread shoegoo to the area, apply the drywall tape to the shoegoo then spread another thin layer of shoegoo on top.

One thing I do as a prevention on new bodies is to place duct tape over the body post holes. it really strenghtens the holes and I have not torn one out since.


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Damage. - 04.07.2008, 10:10 AM

It really depends on how bad the damage is? Since your post I was thinking that maybe I might prepare some re-enforcing lexan washers to glue under each post hole to help prevent this from happening to my trucks. Of course prevention is the key. I like the idea of using newly removed trimmings from a new truck body and using them to make re-enforcement pieces. Outside of that I would say find a source for lexan sheets similar to what is used for R/C body manufacturing, and make up some shaped materials to do the same thing. Hey shouldn't you be out testing battery packs????
   
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It really depends on how bad the damage is? Since your post I was thinking that maybe I might prepare some re-enforcing lexan washers to glue under each post hole to help prevent this from happening to my trucks. Of course prevention is the key. I like the idea of using newly removed trimmings from a new truck body and using them to make re-enforcement pieces. Outside of that I would say find a source for lexan sheets similar to what is used for R/C body manufacturing, and make up some shaped materials to do the same thing. Hey shouldn't you be out testing battery packs????
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Yep, shoegoo is holding 1 of my bodies together well. Keep some of the lexan off cuts from new bodies. They come in handing sometimes.
This is what i have done and have resurrected my body about 3 times using this method. I always keep the extra body cut offs for this exact reason.
   
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04.07.2008, 06:09 PM

the drywall fibre tape and shoe goo is awesome, though I have also glued large plastic washers around body post holes.. I've even glued metal washers on with fibre tape for super strength
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I always duct tape line my entire body and them suckers are neir indestructible

You can fix anything with wd-40 or duck tape, if it moves and it shouldn't= duck tape; if it doesn't move and it should=wd-40


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I always duct tape line my entire body and them suckers are neir indestructible

You can fix anything with wd-40 or duck tape, if it moves and it shouldn't= duck tape; if it doesn't move and it should=wd-40
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