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From: "Alan Oster" <b_52-at-msn.com>
Subject: Re: Rubber track idea
Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2002 17:04:35 -0500
Reply-To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com

I have some experience with Dip it and it is a little rigid once it dries. The stuff also tends to separate from a part in one big hunk as its bonding properties are poor. It may stick to wood pretty well though. A better alternative might be sealer used for aircraft construction and a common type is 1422-B1/2 (30 min. cure) or B2( 120 minute cure). When cures its flexible and durable and will stick to anything, kind of like a hard rubber in a can it is black as well. Some types are OD green also.
P.S. Leif-bring your tank project to the Trotwood Turkey shoot!
----- Original Message -----
From: Frank Pittelli
Sent: Wednesday, October 30, 2002 9:47 AM
To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com
Subject: Rubber track idea
From: Geoff Crimmins <gcrimmins-at-yahoo.com>
Subject: Rubber track idea
To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com

I'm planning to build a tank one of these days, and I
had an interesting idea for tracks. Use aluminum or
wood to make the track pads, and rivet them to bicycle
chains, as several members have done. But here is my
idea: before assembling the tracks, coat the pads with
Plast-Dip or Tool Dip. It's that goop you use to give
tool handles a rubber/plastic grip. It comes in a
variety of colors, but I assume black would be best.
The stuff comes in a can for dipping or brushing, and
a spray can for spraying it on. It seems like it would
look pretty good, make the pads more durable, and
perhaps improve traction. Does this sound like it
would work?

Geoff Crimmins