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    Default Lexan body - putty?

    I've got the Vaterra Ascender Lexan/Polycarb body, and would like to "properly" fill in the shallow ridges on the roof/cab (these weren't there on the actual Blazer/Jimmy).

    What would be the best way to fill in these gaps on a Lexan body? I have Squadron Green Putty (tried this, seems a little too brittle even for a shelf queen, but I didn't do any body prep before testing), I have JB Weld Plastic Bonder Epoxy (this seems to leave a slightly greasy/oily residue after drying - again I did no body prep), and I also have Durham's water putty which I have not tested yet. This is my first real build, so any help would be appreciated.

    I also have plenty of styrene and Bondene/Tenax as well...would any of these be appropriate or would you experts recommend something different?

    Thanks in advance.

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    We have a body work section, so I moved it there.

    Fixing a lexan body is not an easy endeavour. Squadron won't work. Id' say Shoe Goo is probably your best bet, but you don't have a lot of flexibility in how it goes on. Really, for lexan, I'd just live with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by imthatguy View Post
    We have a body work section, so I moved it there.

    Fixing a lexan body is not an easy endeavour. Squadron won't work. Id' say Shoe Goo is probably your best bet, but you don't have a lot of flexibility in how it goes on. Really, for lexan, I'd just live with it.
    Can shoe goo be sanded?

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    Quote Originally Posted by avgatbest View Post
    Can shoe goo be sanded?
    Probably not a good idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by imthatguy View Post
    Probably not a good idea.
    Shit. Boo well thanks for the quick responses. I may go back to the JB Weld - are you familiar with that stuff leaving a greasy finish? Is that common?

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