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Twin Striping

Twin Striping

To make a pair of parallel lines in a paint job, tape two markers together. On the outside of a body, they can give you guidelines for cutting the mask on the inside, or you can draw on masking tape …

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Strip Assist

Strip Assist

The hex on hex screws often gets stripped out, and it’s then difficult to remove the screw. By using a small piece of paper, or even Teflon tape, you can give the hex driver a snug fit to provide just …

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Thread Assist

Thread Assist

If your self-tapping screws don’t tap into plastic parts so well, scrape them across a bar of soap first. The soap will lubricate the threads and help them to glide into the plastic. Just remember to go slowly and do …

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Glow Igniter Grip

Glow Igniter Grip

If your glow igniter has lost its ability to grip the plug, it’s probably because its inner tabs have lost their shape. Using a soldering iron, put a small drop of solder on each of the tabs. After you’ve done …

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A Cure for Bearing Slop

A Cure for Bearing Slop

Over time, a composite bearing carrier may loosen its grip and allow the bearing to fall out and end your day of fun. Aluminum tape, such as the kind used for ductwork in the home, can cure the problem. Cut …

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Runaway Prevention

Runaway Prevention

A runaway nitro vehicle is a heart-stopper. Play it safe and take the necessary precautions to avoid this situation. Here are two options for a throttle-return setup. The idea is to have the throttle pulled shut mechanically if receiver power …

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Baja Window Clasp

Baja Window Clasp

The clips that secure aftermarket Baja 5B windows to the roll cage tend to come off during a collision, and can cause the windows to break. Drill a hole through the clip that’s large enough to fit over the head …

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Keep your Foams Dry

Keep Your Foams Dry

When you clean your tires, avoid letting water get into your wheels and the foam inserts, or it may throw off the wheel’s balance and possibly damage the insert. Stick tape over the vent hole in the wheel before you …

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Bearing Removal

Bearing Removal

Here’s an easy way to get bearings out of recessed or one-sided places such as certain transmissions. Use an air compressor and its blower nozzle attachment; put the tip of the nozzle into the center of the bearing, and give …

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Setup Reference Sheets

Setup Reference Sheets

Sometimes, there’s simply too much to remember when you’re setting up your RC vehicle—suspension settings, ESC settings, motor settings and more. Make copies of the setup information and procedures for every car or truck, and place it in a plastic …

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Sleeve Removal

Sleeve Removal

When you replace a worn piston and sleeve, removing the sleeve can be the toughest part of the job. Use a large zip-tie to help pry it loose. With the piston at the bottom of its stroke, insert the flat …

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Refreshing Hardware

Refreshing Hardware

Maybe it’s time to freshen your breath and organize your loose hardware. Eclipse gum comes in handy little cups with lids. This “free” multi-use container can hold all those extra screws, nuts and bolts or can be filled with your …

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