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#1 Bucky

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Posted 24 November 2019 - 10:14 AM

I'm a scale racer, but I recently put together a Group F for weekly racing on the local hillclimb. The premounted body options were a bit scarce, and I ended up going with an Aero mounted O/S Viper. It worked really well, except it must've been at the distributor for a while as the Lexan dried out, and it has started to crack after a single race.

 

Are there decent premount options out there that my local track can order that is competitive? The local track owner is pretty knowledgeable and carries a good selection of parts, but it sounded like there are limited sources for premounted bodies. I understand learning to wing a car myself would be helpful, but I'm not that deep down the wing car rabbit hole to buy all the necessary tape and tools.  


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Posted 24 November 2019 - 11:31 AM

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Posted 24 November 2019 - 12:49 PM

Aaron

 

I am working on a batch of bodies right now for ERI.

 

Let me know what you want, chassis length and is it a narrow or standard width. What kind of track and motor type.

 

Let me know where you race and I will put a note on the body that it is to go to your raceway. Please let your track owner know about this.

 

I am painting today, feel free to call me 949-351-5643

 

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And a big thank you to Mike for the shout out.


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Posted 24 November 2019 - 01:18 PM

You can't ask for any better service than this. I didn't know lexan dried out & was prone to cracking. I have a few O/S, Lucas, & Associated clear bodies left over from the 70's.


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Posted 24 November 2019 - 01:39 PM

I agree on the service. I went to a late breakfast with my wife and came back to the best reply a guy could hope for.

 

Regarding the plastic cracking, I really don't know what caused it. Based on the way the plastic cracked it appears something has made it slightly brittle, and I assumed it was either exposure to heat or simply just age.


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Posted 24 November 2019 - 05:10 PM

Lexan drying out---I talked to a couple of guys about that and the general consensus is no. I have a few bodies here that might be 15 or so years old and they are still flexible. Maybe Ron will chime in here and give us the definitive answer.

 

Where did the cracking start? send me a close up pix.

 

Bill

 

 


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Posted 24 November 2019 - 05:52 PM

Chances are the bodies were painted with too much thinner--that can make lexan brittle.

FWIW


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Posted 24 November 2019 - 05:53 PM

Bucky are u in fla?
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Posted 24 November 2019 - 07:58 PM

Chances are the bodies were painted with too much thinner--that can make lexan brittle.

FWIW

 

Tim, when you say "too much thinner" do you mean "too hot a thinner?"  I've sprayed enough lacquer in the past, to know that not all thinners contain the same contents.


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Posted 25 November 2019 - 12:01 PM

Lexan and Makrolon polycarbonates yellow and turn brittle with UV exposure. Sunlight and florescent lights wrecked some bodies I had on a bookshelf.  The old O/S Vettes in a closed cardboard box seem fine.


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Posted 25 November 2019 - 12:32 PM

Bucky are u in fla?


I am. I race at Fast Eddie's normally, but I do travel for some of the FSCS and GRRR races.

I'm not certain the body dried out, but it did oddly crack after one race without being involved in many crashes
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Posted 25 November 2019 - 10:54 PM

 

Tim, when you say "too much thinner" do you mean "too hot a thinner?"  I've sprayed enough lacquer in the past, to know that not all thinners contain the same contents.

Yes.  I've ruined lexan bodies with too hot a thinner.  Although, living in California I can't find those anymore!!! :)


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Posted 05 January 2020 - 06:56 PM

Hi, Aaron

 

Sorry you had a problem. I'm Aero Racing Products. Just to let you know, I still produce air control products, but I stopped painting bodies about 5 years ago, so the body you got would be at least that old and perhaps much older. I painted and mounted tens of thousands of bodies over a period of almost 30 years, and I never had any reports of problems with bodies cracking, including the ones I painted and raced myself. I never used "extreme" thinners (such as pure acetone) which can damage the plastic, and I have bodies in my collection that I painted in the 1980s and 1990s that are still flexible. As others on this thread have noted, long term exposure to heat and uv can cause bodies to become brittle, so the conditions in which they are stored for such extended periods of time can have a significant effect on their condition.

Again, sorry for the problem.


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Posted 27 August 2020 - 10:29 PM

I'm a scale racer, but I recently put together a Group F for weekly racing on the local hillclimb. The premounted body options were a bit scarce, and I ended up going with an Aero mounted O/S Viper. It worked really well, except it must've been at the distributor for a while as the Lexan dried out, and it has started to crack after a single race.

 

Are there decent premount options out there that my local track can order that is competitive? The local track owner is pretty knowledgeable and carries a good selection of parts, but it sounded like there are limited sources for premounted bodies. I understand learning to wing a car myself would be helpful, but I'm not that deep down the wing car rabbit hole to buy all the necessary tape and tools.  

eri distribution has wing bodies! kamen is the best



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Posted 27 August 2020 - 10:30 PM

eri distribution has wing bodies! kamen is the best

if you are looking for a great controller the new synapse controllers 450.00 are the best of the best. speedgate raceways in warren ohio has them check facebook they have them in stock



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Posted 29 August 2020 - 06:14 PM

if you are looking for a great controller the new synapse controllers 450.00 are the best of the best. speedgate raceways in warren ohio has them check facebook they have them in stock

Charging 450 bucks for a 400 dollar controller isn’t going to make you any friends.


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Posted 29 August 2020 - 11:44 PM

Charging 450 bucks for a 400 dollar controller isnt going to make you any friends.

Or trying to place his 3rd free ad, for these controllers.

I'll be deleting it.
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Posted 30 August 2020 - 12:18 AM

The thread is about bodies and someone is trying to sell a controller?.....WTF!


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