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  1. #1
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    New Body Trimming?

    Picked up my new truck body and have it all trimmed and drilled for mounting. What's the best way to clean up edges though?

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    i use my dremel with a sanding disk but some sandpaper works just as good for me...

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    Sounds good. Just figured there might be an easier way. Thanks!

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    Dremel would be fast, easy and clean.
    I got skills!

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    to cut my bodies out i score along the lines with a scalpel and snap along the scored line, go a little at a time as it wont snap around curves too well
    but it leaves a really clean line, this tip was given to me from a pro painter

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    Spend around ten bucks on a set of Hobbico body trimming scissors. No misguided scalpel lacerations, no gouges in the body or paint, no slips with a 1500 rpm tool into the new paint....and you get done lots quicker, but as to the question, touch up the edges with 120 grit sandpaper.
    Last edited by gittyup; 01-23-2010 at 02:17 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gittyup
    Spend around ten bucks on a set of Hobbico body trimming scissors. No misguided scalpel lacerations, no gouges in the body or paint, no slips with a 1500 rpm tool into the new paint....and you get done lots quicker, but as to the question, touch up the edges with 120 grit sandpaper.
    this........
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