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Old 05-22-2007, 03:22 PM   #1
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Talking Dove Tail HELP

i want to dove tail my lexan body. how would a guy fasten it back together w/o it looking like $&!$
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Old 05-23-2007, 01:18 AM   #2
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shoe goo, it's a type of rubberized glue.
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Old 05-23-2007, 05:01 AM   #3
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Here is a pic of my first dovetail. I did it on an old beater body. The cuts were made just to the inside of the roll bar, and bed rails. It was shoe gooed on the inside. I added pieces of scrap lexan on the inside to help strengthen it in a couple of spots. Since then the body has had enough hard use to crack in other places, but the shoe goo hasn't failed yet.

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Old 05-23-2007, 07:18 AM   #4
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I tried an HPI 73 Bronco, and Shoe-Goo seems to be the adhesion material of choice. It dries pretty hard, yet remains somewhat flexible.

I had trouble with the main part of the body by the door fronts buckling some when I brought the fenders together far enough to gain the clearance I needed. Also narrowing the grill and tailgate and making them look decent proved to be a challenge as well. It ended up with so much Shoe-Goo inside it that it weighed like 5 pounds, and it was sort of funky looking so I scrapped it.
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Old 05-23-2007, 08:13 AM   #5
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where do you get shoe goo?
ive looked at a few places locally but cant seem to find it.
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Old 05-23-2007, 08:50 AM   #6
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I have found shoe goo, at places like walmart, target, most sports stores that have running shoes will have it. Also the local hardware stores carry it.
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Old 05-23-2007, 09:47 AM   #7
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I know Academy sells it!
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Old 05-23-2007, 10:26 AM   #8
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or even at LHS it comes in a duratrax bag though
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Old 05-23-2007, 10:39 AM   #9
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here is my uncles bronco and mine c10 narrowed front and back...




used screws and hot glue...
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Old 05-23-2007, 12:55 PM   #10
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So it appears they are painted before you Goo em Screw em or Hot glue em. Right?
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So it appears they are painted before you Goo em Screw em or Hot glue em. Right?
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Old 05-23-2007, 02:32 PM   #12
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I think Shoe Goo is the original formula for the "Amazing Goop" prouduct line. It includes Plumbing, Craft, Automotive, Marine, and probably a couple of others. I have noticed, in my area, many of the department stores that sell shoes Do Not sell Shoe Goo. (Why would you buy $6.00 Shoe Goo when they will sell you $8.00 shoes?) They do however sell Amazing Goop products. If I remember correctly what I used was Amazing Goop Craft. I wouldn't be suprised if it is all the same.
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