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    Bulletproof Lexan body for E-Maxx.. question / idea

    Do you know some tricks to make stronger body for your e-maxx ?

    Lexan broke very fast when you crash, cracks appear especially close to body posts.
    I bought a lot of ProGraphix Body TRA3911R month after month and make some test... this is better but
    not bulletproof.

    First, I try to tape it with Air Duct Aluminum Foil Tape to avoid that the paint loses some
    flakes and reinforce the body. But it's not enough.

    I try some aluminum plate right under the body post.... under and upper... this is good but not very
    esthetic

    I want to find a product to bulletproof it!
    Do you think gravel guard might be a good idea ? search for "Gravel Guard Undercoating".

    Plasti Dip ??
    I don't want to put a rollcage cause my truck is heavy enough ! hehe (10.8 pounds)

    I see bulletproof body on ebay but too pricey for me

    Thanks !
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    Use drywall tape to reinforce the weak areas first, then spread a little Goop or Shoo Goo on top of it. Makes the body tough as nails!
    Make it idiot-proof and along comes a better idiot

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    all i can say is good luck. ive went through many bodies as well. but im ok with that, it helps me become a better painter.
    I'm not krazy. My mother had me tested.

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    zippogeek : tough as nail.. it is a little bit too rigid ? it will broke in parts ?
    It as to be a little bit flexible i think...

    haha ajar yeah i'm a good one too
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    I put gorrila tape around the inside of mine where it rubs on things to save the paint. Plus around the front and back to help strengthen it. It helps a bit but will still get beat up after a while. Just the nature of a monster truck. When it gets too beat up time for a new one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bones Crusher View Post
    zippogeek : tough as nail.. it is a little bit too rigid ? it will broke in parts ?
    It as to be a little bit flexible i think...
    Lots of guys use the drywall tape / glue method. Goop or Shoo Goo is super flexible when dry, like rubber:

    http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread...nforced%20body
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    Cool ! thanks a lot zippogeek ! I will try this with a new prographix body when spring arrive :P mine is not waterproof and here in Quebec we have a lot of snow... :\
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    The drywall tape and shoo goo works wonders, I've repaired and saved a bunch of bodies from doing this. O also use this method for my rc drift cars. No I do it right after I paint. Bodies last a long time!

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    I just painted a new body and applied a few thick layers of spray on rubber undercoating.
    E-Maxx 150A and 2100kv 4-pole

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeepRubicon2k3 View Post
    I just painted a new body and applied a few thick layers of spray on rubber undercoating.
    What exactly did you use? Is it effective?
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    I think its RustOleum spray on rubber under coating, I got it at Lowes in the spray paint section. I can't tell you have effective it is because I'm still working on the body but it looks like its gonna help for sure.
    E-Maxx 150A and 2100kv 4-pole

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    Rust-Oleum 248656 Automotive 15-Ounce Undercoating Spray, Professional Black $9.71 from A.
    E-Maxx 150A and 2100kv 4-pole

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeepRubicon2k3 View Post
    I think its RustOleum spray on rubber under coating, I got it at Lowes in the spray paint section. I can't tell you have effective it is because I'm still working on the body but it looks like its gonna help for sure.
    I'm gonna have to check that out. Thanks.
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    It's like plasti dip ?? rubber under coating... thick rubber layers will help and the body will still be flexible
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    Rock n Rolla !

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    Here are some pic of my finished body using the undercoating for the black. Ill post an under shot soon.




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    E-Maxx 150A and 2100kv 4-pole

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    "Infidel!" I love it. Love me some AR-15 too. Wish I had a desert to go shooting in.

    Bought two cans of that undercoat spray; can't wait to try it.
    Make it idiot-proof and along comes a better idiot

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    The bumpers were sanded and "undercoated" also along with the stock rims. Thats a genuine Colt M4 14.5", I love it also vary much
    E-Maxx 150A and 2100kv 4-pole

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    cool army truck !! i will try that undercoating stuff soon when I receive my new body !
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    Back in the old days we doubled up on bodies. One clear body over the painted body.
    I still do it, actually but I'd like to see how the rubberized undercoat works.
    That would be cheaper in the long run if it works.
    Bash, Crash, Upgrade, Repeat..

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeepRubicon2k3 View Post
    The bumpers were sanded and "undercoated" also along with the stock rims. Thats a genuine Colt M4 14.5", I love it also vary much
    Nice lid & M4!
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    A little work with the body mounts and you can use a summit body. I'll try to post pics later.

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    I will receive my new body soon. I will paint it and put some gorilla tape and Dupli-Color BED Armor (Truck Bed Liner) and check if it works good ! It cost me 25$ for tape + bed liner spray to do approximately 2-3 bodys. So, I think it will worth the money
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    Bed liner works great

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