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    Outer plastic for roll cage?

    Ive recently bought a metal roll cage for my slash and want to cover parts of it in plastic, to make body panels. Iím just not sure what plastic to use.

    I want something that strong, paintable, and not too expensive. It needs to be thin enough to cut and drill holes in.

    Any ideas?


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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. Greatscott's Avatar
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    I just used a sheet of thick lexan from the hobby store.

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    If you have a collection of DVD movies, you could always cut the plastic sleeve they are housed in.
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    Home Depot or Lowes, .040 Lexan/Polycarbonate material. NOT plexiglass. Make paper or cereal box patterns and trace that to your material, then cut them out. Good patterns are a must. Cuts easy with sheet metal snips, preferably old Wiss that don't have teeth on the jaws. Drill or punch (better) inside corners for a nice raduis, Harbor Freight used to sell their version of a Whitney punch, maybe they still do. Its fine for the plastic, variety of hole sizes up to about +1/4". Shape/form with a hair dryer if necessary, heat gun is better. Good luck.

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    Great, Thanks for all the options!


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