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Old 08-13-2012, 09:25 AM   #1
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Default ABS or Lexan ?

Hi

I currently have a Pajero body on my CC-001 however I've been thinking of getting a Unimog body, I was hoping you guys could tell me how running a lexan body effect the performance of the CC-01 compared to a ABS body?


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Old 08-13-2012, 07:02 PM   #2
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It will make it less top heavy and lighter, but the overall effect to the performance will be very minimal.
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Old 08-14-2012, 03:10 AM   #3
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I figured as much, but I thought it was worth asking.
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Old 08-14-2012, 05:19 PM   #4
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ABS is more durable you know, but Lexan is pretty strong now days too!
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Old 08-14-2012, 07:27 PM   #5
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I do have a slightly related question, since we are on the topic.

Can I use any off the shelf rattle can to paint ABS, or does it have to be polycarbonate?
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Old 08-17-2012, 01:35 AM   #6
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For a couple of my ABS bodies I used plastic paint, plastic primer and plastic clear coat which I got from an Automotive store called Halfords. It worked really well and the paint sticks good to but that might be because of good prep and a protective clear coat afterwords. The other bonus is you get a huge range of colours
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