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Old 05-08-2009, 04:47 PM   #81
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can you do wheel wells like this to? Or only strait edges?
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Old 05-27-2009, 07:51 PM   #82
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thanks for the trick just tryed it for the first time took me 5-10 min to cut the bed off the cab, thanks man!
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Old 06-02-2009, 04:19 PM   #83
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that is probably one of the coolest tricks I have seen
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Old 06-05-2009, 01:08 AM   #84
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thats cool.. i got a jeep rubicon body that i wanna trim out a few spots in for my savage so i'll have to try this on lexan..
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Old 06-05-2009, 01:57 AM   #85
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interesting idea this will def help with my scale modeling.
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Old 07-21-2009, 06:19 AM   #86
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WOW, maby next time my wheel wells will look round and not all jaggided up!!

thanx for the "thread"
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Old 07-21-2009, 07:57 PM   #87
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Nice job dude, looks good so far.
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Old 07-24-2009, 12:50 AM   #88
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dude wish i had thought about this years ago i have built plastic models for years would have saved me several cut fingers and messed up bodies
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Old 07-24-2009, 01:30 AM   #89
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glad i read this before i tried cutting my new 1/8th parma digger body. HA! looks like i will be there all day! but on the upside it will look good and i dont mind taking my time. thanks to the man who posted this! i'll try and post results.
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Old 07-29-2009, 09:09 AM   #90
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Wow! Great tips! I'm a newbie so this is going to help on cutting my first truck body.
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Old 08-16-2009, 12:26 PM   #91
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i went to the craft store with the old lady and found some really heavy duty thread, it didnt ever break and cut a lot faster. awesome!
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Old 10-18-2009, 10:59 AM   #92
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Its a great tip,would have never guessed in a million years if I had never read about it awhile back.Try heavier upholstery thread,very strong stuff,lasts longer.
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Old 10-18-2009, 11:05 AM   #93
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That's awesome! Thanks for the write-up.
X2 on that one!! I am gonna have to try this out for sure..
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Old 10-25-2009, 09:51 PM   #94
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it is harder than it looks
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Old 11-06-2009, 02:03 PM   #95
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well this looks amazing but .... can someone post a video on how to trim the fenders ? cause i think it would be very difficult with this method.

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Old 11-13-2009, 02:09 AM   #96
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it is harder than it looks
It is really easy. The hardest part is starting it in the right place without it walking side to side. In this video (now buried many pages back in this thread) I used the tape to hold the thread against.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XDFoKaRAhc

Tonight I cut something and took a Xacto knive to put a tiny notch where I wanted to start, then set the string in there and went to it.

You could cut curved openings with patience and taking your time, like fender trimming or windows. best to draw it out in pencil and follow the line with the string.
That's how I cut this rear side window out.
This is after I lightly sanded the edges to remove the residue but before I sanded the edges flat and straight.
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Old 11-28-2009, 06:09 PM   #97
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I have been cutting plastic with this method for years. I moved from sewing thread to dental floss. Dental floss is a little stronger and tends to cut a little faster or seems like that to me. I was shown the dental floss method from a car detailer. He used dental floss to remove glued on emblems so he did not damage the paint.
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Old 01-16-2010, 07:09 PM   #98
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Thanks for the info,Great post
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Old 01-27-2010, 10:15 PM   #99
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thanks alot now im goting to have to do more stuff to my jk body I was almost done. off to the hs in the monring.

but really thanks for the tip
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Old 02-10-2010, 03:21 PM   #100
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I recall my uncle used two short about 5inch broom handles and take old windshield that were in good shape and use piano wire to cut seal while i lifted the windshield the black seal would be hard somtimes it would close up right after getting them apart. just wondering ican bearly cut with scissors or x acto knife.
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