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Old 06-12-2007, 12:27 AM
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Hey I was just wondering how to cut out wheel wells, do you guys use curved scissors, or an xacto knife or what?
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I use the curved scissors that they sell. They work great.
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Default RE: How to cut out wheel wells

then to cut out the rest of the body can I just use regular scissors or ??
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Just use [link=http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXEVT3&P=ML]these[/link] on the whole body. You can cut straight with them also.
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Default RE: How to cut out wheel wells

If you have pneumatic tools, a die grinder and flapwheel work best. If not, a section of broom stick or paper towell roll covered in sandpaper does a fine job at nice curves.
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Default RE: How to cut out wheel wells

All of those tools will help and make it easier but, you could just use a exato knife. Just go over it a couple of times with the kinfe and then bend it and the lexan will break right off. Use sandpaper to smooth edges. But like i said it will be eaiser to just get the scissors made to do the job.
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Default RE: How to cut out wheel wells

I like to use a circle cutter like Olfa. Score the arc you want to cut, then tear it off. Gives a perfect arc every time!

[link=http://www.olfaproducts.com/ProductDetail.jsp?LISTID=2F0000-1137369287]Olfa circle cutter[/link]
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ORIGINAL: metzb1

I like to use a circle cutter like Olfa. Score the arc you want to cut, then tear it off. Gives a perfect arc every time!

[link=http://www.olfaproducts.com/ProductDetail.jsp?LISTID=2F0000-1137369287]Olfa circle cutter[/link]
I might have to get one of those.
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Default RE: How to cut out wheel wells

Rough cut with scissors, finish with Dremel and sanding drum for me.
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ORIGINAL: Cannon Fodder

Rough cut with scissors, finish with Dremel and sanding drum for me.
same here I cant believe I have gone this far in life without owning a dremel before if I could get a toothbrush accessory for it I would get it

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