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Mounting Bodies

Old 05-29-2006, 02:34 PM
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Default Mounting Bodies

I'm sure there are some threads in regards to this topic but in context with the forum sub-heading and due to the fact it's spring and there are many newcomers to the RC World we should make this thread for general info with mounting bodies.

What methods do you use to mount your bodies?
Post pics as well if you do.
I will be painting a Lexus IS300 so I will do a step by step with picture instructional post.
I will be doing it on Saturday so expect it mid Saturday afternoon to be posted(Eastern Time)
Old 05-29-2006, 03:37 PM
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Before you paint, set the body on the car where you want it and mark the mounting spots with a permanant marker. THen once you are done, use a step drill bit or body reamer to drill out the hole to the size you need and trim off any little bits left from the drilling wiht an xacto knife.

's all I do and works every time
Old 05-29-2006, 05:05 PM
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Default RE: Mounting Bodies

thats cool i was wondering the same thing thanks dude, also should i trim the body before painting or not ? thanks
Old 05-29-2006, 07:07 PM
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It can be done either way. Personally I find that if you trim it before, you need to be more careful on your edges. You can get some paint bleeding in between the plastic wrap and the outside of the body. But if you cut it after, you could scratch the paint if you aren't careful.

My preferance is to trim it after with some curved lexan scissors.
Old 05-29-2006, 07:53 PM
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cool, i'll try that. i'm sure being it is my first one it wont be perfect but i still want it nice i hate to waste money.

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