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    Shoe goo body repair question

    Hello,
    I noticed on my original Traxxas raptor body that shoe goo repairs hold up. On my second body, I got it clear and used Tamiya ps4 black paint.
    On this body the shoe goo pulls the paint off the lexan during a crash unlike my original raptor body with Traxxas paint on it.
    Was there something I did wrong in the process?
    Please help. Thanks.

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    Its normal... it happened to my nova

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    Before painting, did you wash the inside of the body with mild dish soap and a greenie?
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    Yes it was really clean before I painted. Should I have used 1 can of Tamiya instead of 2?

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    How soon after painting the body did you apply the Shoe Goo?

    How many coats of paint did you use, and did you use and undercoat?

    No, it is not really normal for Shoe Goo to remove paint like that. There are a couple of things that can cause it, one of the biggest is not cleaning the body before painting. The next is not using an undercoat for your paint. And, not letting your paint cure for a couple of days before putting the Shoe-Goo on.
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    I cleaned really well with dish soap, used gloves when applying window masks, and ran the truck for a month before the first shoe goo was used.
    Worth mentioning is that I waited 20 mins between each coat. 3 coats with the first can, did second can the next day. With the second can, I sprayed the whole can at one time.
    Last edited by Xrayray; 06-19-2019 at 02:33 AM.

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    The Shoegoo is flexible, but only so flexible. During one of your crashes the body flexed more then the Shoegoo so it popped the paint. Kinda normal, sometimes less Shoegoo is better then more just for that reason.

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    Spread the shoe goo out then put down drywall tape. I have been running the same body for years. And before that it was 1-2 bodies per season.


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    I'll have to get some drywall tape

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    It almost makes me think the bash armor bodies are cheaper in the long run

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    My shoe goo is all pulled off along with the paint so I'll have to repaint and use drywall tape

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    Not familiar with the tamiya ps4 paint. But it almost sounds as if it was not flexible enough.

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    Its the only paint both lhs near me carry. PS is for poly carbonate it worked well for my stampede body.
    I wonder if I laid it on too thick??

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    I stripped, washed, and resprayed the body last night. How long until I can shoe goo it again?

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    I encountered the same thing with some of my bodies.
    There ar spots where the paint (I use Tamiya) was "lifted" from the body.
    I guess it's like Blown94 says, the shoe goo can be less flexible.

    I always use shoe goo and drywall.
    The body is tough, but not as nice.

    I think my next bashing body wil be an armor body. It seems cheaper in the long run.

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