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Old 04-27-2011, 01:44 PM
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Sorry if this is the wrong section to post this but I couldn't see a relevant area for this query.
My son has a New Bright 1:6 crawler jeep that I am doing up for him as he wants to keep it. The chassis is made up of one piece of moulded plastic that the axles etc are bolted to, there is a relatively large cavity in the chassis that I want to fill. This is firstly to level it off so that I can have a flat surface to fit esc, receiver etc but also I want to make the whole thing more rigid/strong. Any filler I use must have strong adhesive properties so that it bonds to the cavity walls and wont work loose. I was thinking of using expanding glue like Gorilla but wasnt sure whether that would work . If I make a temporary "lid" for the cavity and inject glue through a sealable hole presumably this would contain the expansion and work ?
Any ideas welcome.
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Old 04-27-2011, 01:58 PM
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ORIGINAL: boscawen46

Sorry if this is the wrong section to post this but I couldn't see a relevant area for this query.
My son has a New Bright 1:6 crawler jeep that I am doing up for him as he wants to keep it. The chassis is made up of one piece of moulded plastic that the axles etc are bolted to, there is a relatively large cavity in the chassis that I want to fill. This is firstly to level it off so that I can have a flat surface to fit esc, receiver etc but also I want to make the whole thing more rigid/strong. Any filler I use must have strong adhesive properties so that it bonds to the cavity walls and wont work loose. I was thinking of using expanding glue like Gorilla but wasnt sure whether that would work . If I make a temporary ''lid'' for the cavity and inject glue through a sealable hole presumably this would contain the expansion and work ?
Any ideas welcome.
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Best to ask this question in the car forums.
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Old 04-27-2011, 02:17 PM
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Thanks for your reply, I didn't want to limit this question to just people looking at the car section. I guess filler etc is used in all types of RC's.
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Great Stuff expanding foam available at any Home Depot. Gorilla Glue is polyurethane based, as is great stuff, so adhesion to some plastics can be sketchy. ex. Gorilla Glue won't stuck at all to saran wrap.
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Hi and welcome boscawen.

Best place to post this question is here:

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/forumid_498/tt.htm

Also, have a rummage through that page and all the threads there.

People are more than happy to answer your questions.

Good luck.
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