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#1 gotboostedvr6

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 09:30 PM

What do you boys use to bulletproof your bodys?

I use 3m 8959 bidirectional fiberglass reinforced tape.

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 10:22 PM

Depends on which party of the body I an wanting to bullet proof.

 

I use strips of body armour for the pin holes and stiffening around the rear wheel wells :)



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Posted 10 May 2017 - 10:22 PM

I use strapping tape. Never fails!


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Posted 10 May 2017 - 10:23 PM

Gear Aid Tenacious Tape Ultra Strong Flexible Fabric Repair - Clear
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Posted 10 May 2017 - 10:32 PM

Mike,

Which strapping tape do you use?

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 12:52 AM

The one they sell at the raceways by 3M. I think it's #898.


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Posted 11 May 2017 - 06:45 AM

Koford has a tape similar to the 8959 3M stuff, but it is in a nice little roll that is easier to lug around in my box. I like the Dubick  .005 lexan with adhesive on it as well. Good for bodies that are a bit thin on the sides.


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Posted 11 May 2017 - 07:02 AM

I use clear teflon tape and have never had it rip out.

 

I tried using the Tenacious Tape, but it has ripped out on a couple of occasions.  But I do use it in the middle of a race to tape a body that has ripped up back together.


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Posted 11 May 2017 - 11:37 AM

I had a Dymo label maker as a kid and found that the self adhesive tape was excellent for pin hole reinforcement .faf83b7f03438d7e5dffb088b3449805.jpg

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 02:23 PM

Last year at Fall Brawl, Jason Holmes handed me a giant roll of .005 thick bulletproofing strip. Not entirely sure who makes it, but I use a small square of it over each pin hole and that's generally it
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Posted 11 May 2017 - 03:20 PM

Do folks only bullet proof the pin holes?  Anywhere else on the body?  Rear wheel wells?  Front nose?  Rear deck lid on NASCAR type bodies?  


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Posted 11 May 2017 - 03:39 PM

For me "Bullet proofing" strips only go from the rear body mounts over the wheel well.

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 04:15 PM

I think it depends on YOUR intent of how long each body must last.  If you are expecting the body to last a racing season or just the one race.


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Posted 11 May 2017 - 07:48 PM

I save stuff from when I do wing car bodies and I use the 3M transfer adhesive to stick it on.

Depending on what I'm doing I'll either use .004,.005,.007 or .010 wings/rear spoilers and after sticking it on with the adhesive I'll most times cover it with clear packing tape.But generally speaking, the thinner wings work great for bulletproofing curved areas and the thicker stuff is great for pin holes etc.Lastly, at times I'll even use a diaplane to bulletproof the nose area if I feel it's needed.It can really save the day in a crash fest ;)

 

A set of Camen wings cost 2$ and change and you can bulletproof a lot of bodies with them ;) Just use the transfer adhesive the wing car guys use these days instead of double stick tape.


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Posted 12 May 2017 - 08:00 AM

Where would I find this transfer adhesive?

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 09:01 AM

Dave I got a roll from Amazon.I ordered the 3m 969 ATG although if I were to order it again I might try the 926,but either is fine for bulletproofing.I'm also using it for building wing bodies.

 

Here is a link to the data sheet http://multimedia.3m...9-976-970xl.PDF

 

and a link to Amazon https://www.amazon.c...1?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

Or you can order it through the track,I know someone sells it I just dont know off hand.


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Posted 12 May 2017 - 10:07 AM

Dave I got a roll from Amazon.I ordered the 3m 969 ATG although if I were to order it again I might try the 926,but either is fine for bulletproofing.I'm also using it for building wing bodies.
 
Here is a link to the data sheet http://multimedia.3m...9-976-970xl.PDF
 
and a link to Amazon https://www.amazon.c...1?ie=UTF8&psc=1
 
Or you can order it through the track,I know someone sells it I just dont know off hand.

Scott has it at PCH hobbies

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 10:13 AM

John,

 

I heard you might have a few bulletproofing tricks.


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Posted 12 May 2017 - 10:19 AM

Hobby Lobby has some small rolls of colored Duck brand tape I'm trying for the front edge of body @ 1/4 " on top ,with the rest folded to the underside. The flo orange looks good very noticeable...
The sides, I'm hooked on the Walmart clear laminate shelf paper. Peal and stick..It's duck brand ..it won't rip out..only 2.5 mill thick..

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 04:21 PM

Renfrew "Hockey Tape". Thin and strong as the dickens. Got it from one of the Arizona guys.


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Posted 13 May 2017 - 12:58 PM

Another thing,with the 3M transfer adhesive you can use old packaging from those blister packs if you're trying to save a buck or need something really heavy.

I also make round discs with a hole punch to use around pin holes on my wing cars and besides the metal stars they sell I've yet to find something stronger ;) and I like them because they are clear.


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