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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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    I wanted to update this thread. I'm still on the same body, with drywall tape from Dollar Tree and shoe goo. Still all good! My next body will have the same treatment.

    I did notice that the area behind the front wheels have been catching the dirt jumps on take-off and have some damage there.

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    I used to use shoo goo and but have switched to Flex-seal clear. Still use drywall tape once in awhile but the Flex-seal clear allows me to use much less so the body doesn't start to get heavy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zedorda View Post
    I used to use shoo goo and but have switched to Flex-seal clear. Still use drywall tape once in awhile but the Flex-seal clear allows me to use much less so the body doesn't start to get heavy.
    It works great doesn't it? Flexible to conform to the odd areas that bodies crack at and sticks well. I actually had to use a pliers to pull some off, that's how good this stuff sticks! I wish they make it double sided for mounting servos and stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xrayray View Post
    It almost makes me think the bash armor bodies are cheaper in the long run
    What are those? I have the stock Slash Pink Edition body on my about 3 year old Slash, and it's cracked all over the place. This might be helpful to me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dgechrgr469 View Post
    It works great doesn't it? Flexible to conform to the odd areas that bodies crack at and sticks well. I actually had to use a pliers to pull some off, that's how good this stuff sticks! I wish they make it double sided for mounting servos and stuff.

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    I also use it on the outside after fresh paint and sticker are applied. Helps keep them intact after serious road rash. Just reapply another coat after. But it does take forever to fully dry.

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    I Have used goop for years to hold together basher bodies
    E6000 is thinner and sets quicker
    Add a- bandaid- piece lexan to really strengthen an area
    One application is usually enough
    Repaired in pieces bodies back to useable >Lasting years-
    redo it anytime - tube lasts for long time
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    Quote Originally Posted by PinkUnderglow View Post
    What are those? I have the stock Slash Pink Edition body on my about 3 year old Slash, and it's cracked all over the place. This might be helpful to me!
    I don't know if I can link it here, just Google bash armor slash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zedorda View Post
    I used to use shoo goo and but have switched to Flex-seal clear. Still use drywall tape once in awhile but the Flex-seal clear allows me to use much less so the body doesn't start to get heavy.
    I'm down to try that, local guys told me about it, but I didn't listen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xrayray View Post
    I don't know if I can link it here, just Google bash armor slash.
    Thank you.
    Last edited by PinkUnderglow; 03-23-2020 at 01:06 PM. Reason: I can't type (it said Thsank You)
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    I take it that these bodies are meant to be indestructible... WHOA! Just checked the price... that's how much I PAID for my SLASH! I can't spend $115 on a body! I'll just stick with the stock one or find a frame/cage to use instead of the bodies!

    Edit: $30-40 is more reasonable for a roll cage body... it'll last longer anyway...
    Last edited by PinkUnderglow; 03-23-2020 at 01:14 PM. Reason: To edit the post
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