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Post  getback on Tue Apr 12, 2016 12:54 pm

Check this out the size is right at .005 and 1/4" wide all you need to do is cut it round on the ends at the right size 7/16" length /// cheaper than 8.00 for 10 Cool http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Mylar-body-armor-for-slot-cars-005-thickness-/191843527247?hash=item2caac3ea4f:g:Mc4AAOSwDNdV57vu Eric Very Happy
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Post  pkrankow on Tue Apr 12, 2016 2:25 pm

Are those adhesive? It looks like the backing says "adhesive".

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Post  Admin on Tue Apr 12, 2016 4:09 pm

Look into overhead transparency film. Can get it in 8.5x11 sheets.

Was thinking about reel to reel leader tape, probably way too thin though (1.5 mil - 2 mil). Comes on a reel at 1/4", 1/2" 1"... widths.


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Post  getback on Tue Apr 12, 2016 5:24 pm

pkrankow wrote:Are those adhesive?  It looks like the backing says "adhesive".

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Yes it does didn't see that a friend pulled up about the time I was ordering (9 I would think alcohol would clean that right off I hope ?! Thanks Jacob I will check in to that but they are .005 form Cox Inter. Eric Huh...
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Post  getback on Tue Apr 12, 2016 5:34 pm

Admin wrote:Look into overhead transparency film. Can get it in 8.5x11 sheets.

Was thinking about reel to reel leader tape, probably way too thin though (1.5 mil - 2 mil). Comes on a reel at 1/4", 1/2" 1"... widths.
 Well just so happens I have a few sheets of that stuff and it .005 8x11", don't know if it will hold up to fuel /suction but will have to try it and get back to ya ! Eric Doh!
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Post  Admin on Tue Apr 12, 2016 5:50 pm

The stuff I have here is some NOS (from 1989) 3M CG 3300 that is made from polyethylene terephthalate (Mylar) and coated with a proprietary solution for laser printers. Its 4.25 mils. I've been cutting tape-pack rings out of it for my 8-track tapes (LOL). I end up with lots of scrap circles if anyone wants some.

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Post  Jason_WI on Tue Apr 12, 2016 6:18 pm

Use an old cricut machine with a version of makethecut (now hard to find) software and you can cut hundreds of reeds at one time.
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Post  Admin on Tue Apr 12, 2016 6:33 pm

Jason_WI wrote:Use an old cricut machine with a version of makethecut (now hard to find) software and you can cut hundreds of reeds at one time.

I bought one of their new Cricut machines that works with their online based "Design Space". It seems to work alright, don't need to pay any subscription fees or anything. There's much better machines out there, bought it on Black Friday so I got it for a good price.


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