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Windshield
Posted by Beer belly on Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:12 PM

I want to cut down the windshield of tamiyas1/6 flh classic, any ideas of the safest way to this without scratching or cracking the part. Only have one shot at it.

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    August 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Friday, June 26, 2020 7:26 AM

Map out your cut line with some masking tape and use a #11 Exacto blade and slowly trace out your cut line and go over it and over it repeatedly until you can cut the windshield down.

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    September 2019
Posted by Beer belly on Friday, June 26, 2020 7:15 PM

Thanks mrmike I was thinking of cutting a jig out of balsa wood and clamping it, but it has quite a curve in it 

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    May 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Saturday, June 27, 2020 12:58 AM

My quick "go to" technique for cutting pretty much anything where I need to remove a considerable amount of material is a variable speed Dremel tool equipped with a reamer bit.

 

Mark the area to be removed, (with a pencil, marker or masking tape) and grind up to within about 1/16 of an inch of where you want the finished cut to be.

Finish up to the finished edge with X-acto blades, files or sand paper, or a combination of them.

The Dremel will save a boat load of time, and there's really no danger of stress cracks.

I find it's a lot easier to slip with a blade than it is with a Dremel.

 

 

 

 

Steve

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