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ASA
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Fri Mar 11, 2016 8:04 am

What would be the strongest sct body? I have had a Proline before and they were pretty good I thought....I am currently running a TLR body but are quite thin and fragile........yeah you will say stop crashing, which I dont too much these days but I cant help What other racers are doing around me :lol: .....thoughts?

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Fri Mar 11, 2016 10:05 am

Cant go wrong with proline or jconcepts. The flo tek type ones tend to be a bit thinner but don't think they are as bad as the losi ones. The thick proline and jc ones are good but are a bit heavier.

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Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:27 am

Cheers bud, not to concerned about weight in 4wd as will be on a Tekno but may look at the flo-tek for 2wd....they sound like the best compromise in strength and weight (y)
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Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:31 am

I have a J concepts one on my DESC410 - still showing signs of cracking and wear.

Am gonna get some shoo goo and fibreglass cloth to reinforce the body.

Have heard it can be harsh on some paint though - apparently the trick is to use one thin layer of shoe goo and let it dry overnight THEN apply a lot more.

Will let you know how it goes!
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Fri Mar 11, 2016 3:46 pm

I'm running a bitty designs shell and have not been overly impressed with durability. I've not tried a proline SCT shell but there gear is usually pretty damn good
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Fri Mar 11, 2016 5:22 pm

ODB wrote:I have a J concepts one on my DESC410 - still showing signs of cracking and wear.

Am gonna get some shoo goo and fibreglass cloth to reinforce the body.

Have heard it can be harsh on some paint though - apparently the trick is to use one thin layer of shoe goo and let it dry overnight THEN apply a lot more.

Will let you know how it goes!
Shoe Goo and Gib tape, if your shells are backed with a good enamel you can carefully spread a good layer on quickly before it reacts with the paint and press your gib tape into it, if you sit there playing with it you'll strip your paint, I back all my shells with Rustoleum Painters Touch enamel, 12 bucks a can from bunnings and works a treat :mrgreen: (y)

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Fri Mar 11, 2016 5:33 pm

as Nick said shoe goo and the webbed gib tape so the goo can ooze thru it is best and i had a proline body for yrs and yrs of hard racing and they hold up awesomely and barely had a crack in it when i eventually sold it..JC are great as well.
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Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:58 pm

Currently using the earlier version of this one http://www.prolineracing.com/bodies/pre ... r-body-sc/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; has held up pretty well. Of course has only been run indoors, however very happy with it.
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Sun Apr 10, 2016 10:39 pm

finally got mine done - the drywall tape is nice and sticky and once its on you liberally smear the shoo goo all over and make sure its nice and wet.

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After about an hour it seems set - strength and solidity of this stuff is night and day vs the Jconcepts body
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Tue Nov 08, 2016 7:53 pm

Nice body "ODB".

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