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Old 03-04-2019, 05:21 PM   #41
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I was just textn my dad n showin him pics of my leaf sprung project n my monster truck project n got on the subject of locktite on bolts. He said not to use locktite on them, it could cause them to strip or break off. So far, knock on wood, i havent had that problem. But he said use pepto bismol as locktite alternative. I never woulda thought of that. Wen it dries, it does turn to a chalky paste kinda like locktite does. Might b worth a try. Shoot, a bottle of pepto would last forever as a locktite alt. Plus if u feel sick workin on your tiny trucks, just take a swig lmbo

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Old 03-05-2019, 09:21 AM   #42
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I was just textn my dad n showin him pics of my leaf sprung project n my monster truck project n got on the subject of locktite on bolts. He said not to use locktite on them, it could cause them to strip or break off. So far, knock on wood, i havent had that problem. But he said use pepto bismol as locktite alternative. I never woulda thought of that. Wen it dries, it does turn to a chalky paste kinda like locktite does. Might b worth a try. Shoot, a bottle of pepto would last forever as a locktite alt. Plus if u feel sick workin on your tiny trucks, just take a swig lmbo

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Blue thread lock is fine on RCs.

Some people also use nail polish as an alternative to Loctite.
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Old 03-05-2019, 01:55 PM   #43
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I was gonna say the same thing, Blue (or medium) is fine for RC but dont use the red as its intended to be permanent and requires heat for removal. Though your fathers idea for an alternative threadlock is still pretty cool and definitely unique

More info on the different kinds of Loctite here The Difference Between Red, Blue, Green and Purple Threadlockers - Henkel Adhesive Technologies Blog

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Old 03-18-2019, 03:13 AM   #44
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Laparoscopy forceps
I don't have a pair but I'm considering getting them. I bet they would be super handy for pushing/pulling wire, and other jobs in hard to reach spaces.
You can find them for less then $30
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Old 03-19-2019, 05:15 AM   #45
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To add to High Plains post with the "bearing" cleaner jig...
I use an old pickle jar to catch the "used" bearing spray, over time it will fill up if you keep lid on tight , then if I needed to clean some excess grease/oil up I can dip a corner of rag in my jar instead of grabbing the "new" can of cleaner.
Re use it so to speak.
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I use a chop stick to help remove and test bearings Both ends are different sizes, so it works for almost any size of standard rc bearing.
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Old 09-08-2019, 12:57 PM   #47
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Small hole gauges work nicely to remove bearings from blind bores.


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Old 11-04-2019, 11:40 AM   #48
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I was just thinking yesterday how much extra functionality I've gotten out of my hot air rework station. It's just a cheap unit, but I used it for a bunch of different stuff:

Shrinking heat shrink tubing - 150F
Flashing off fresh paint, including spray paint and modeling acrylics - 120F
Melting small hairs and stubs on 3D prints - 210F
Warming 3D printed pieces to add bends/shaping - 190-220F
Decals that have wrinkles or edges that won't quite stick down, hit them with a bit of air, then hold the decal in place for 20 seconds - 120F

This is the unit I bought:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 11-04-2019, 01:10 PM   #49
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I've found that my used shock oil is perfect drilling lubricant. Saved my bits while drilling stainless steel using it.
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I was just textn my dad n showin him pics of my leaf sprung project n my monster truck project n got on the subject of locktite on bolts. He said not to use locktite on them, it could cause them to strip or break off. So far, knock on wood, i havent had that problem. But he said use pepto bismol as locktite alternative. I never woulda thought of that. Wen it dries, it does turn to a chalky paste kinda like locktite does. Might b worth a try. Shoot, a bottle of pepto would last forever as a locktite alt. Plus if u feel sick workin on your tiny trucks, just take a swig lmbo

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I was looking to cross train to be an jet engine mech on A-10s, and the engine shop used milk of magnesia for thread locker on the jet engines. I was pretty shocked by that.
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Old 12-09-2019, 12:23 PM   #51
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I guess I AM old skool, I still use these.



But they WORK.







How about the same deal, with a twist

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Welding requires one to acquire many clamps. Half of all welding projects is figuring out how to hold stuff, This also goes for RC building, so simple clamp set can be made using clothespins.

Pretty sure this not a new idea, but for others that may not have though about it, a picture.
Also seen a lazy susan, great for painting

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Welding requires one to acquire many clamps. Half of all welding projects is figuring out how to hold stuff, This also goes for RC building, so simple clamp set can be made using clothespins.

Pretty sure this not a new idea, but for others that may not have though about it, a picture.
Also seen a lazy susan, great for painting

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Good use of clothespins. Should we start calling them "scale clamps"?

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Scale clamps ........... 10 for 25 bucks, power coating extra.

What's funny, everyone has these goofy helpers used for building. Some are usable, interesting, some only the inventor understands.

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Old 01-15-2020, 09:08 PM   #55
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I started using gun lube like Ballistol or Hornady One Shot on my CVDs / universals. If it's good enough for the friction in guns it's good enough for my RCs. It also is relatively dry so things don't stick to it.
Oh......this is a good one. I use Hornady One Shot gun lube. I'm going to try this .

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Old 05-03-2020, 07:04 PM   #56
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Soldering iron to heat grub screws when Loctite was used. A rubber band around plier handle to use as a clamp. Plano tackle box as a toolbox .
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JB Weld...for lexan body?!?!?!

I have a few areas that cracked or broke, applied some JB weld, inside and out, now I have a nice little bondo patch along the bottom of the door.

It's functional and pleasing to look at on the old Blue Honcho.
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Old 10-01-2020, 05:31 PM   #58
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Soldering iron to burn rust holes in body. Yes, I use a completely different tip when I solder

Also used my chassis stand to put my body on and spin it to paint!


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