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  • Adding weight question

    Is it safe to trim the magnet pockets flat on an NSR pod? Don't want to weaken it.

    Harry

  • #2
    I do it all the time I use a hot exacto so it melts it off. I think Harry has a video somewhere

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Hksk25 View Post
      Is it safe to trim the magnet pockets flat on an NSR pod? Don't want to weaken it.

      Harry
      Yes then glue lead in there

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      • #4
        Or just pack some tungsten putty in there without cutting.

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        • #5
          If you use Tungsten putty and you get it where you like the performance, cover it with CA because when it gets warm it moves around.

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          • Kevan
            Kevan commented
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            Lead is denser and stays rigid

          • War Eagle River
            War Eagle River commented
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            Kevan, lead is NOT more dense than tungsten. Tungsten is 1.74 more dense than lead.

          • SlotCat
            SlotCat commented
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            Exactly as War Eagle River, said tungsten is much heavier than lead and I've never had any that needed CA or any adhesive to retain it, of course clean the chassis before you stick it.

        • #6
          My experience with the putty has been with proxy cars, they get in the box and go race to race and the putty seeps under the guide and makes it sticky. So to be safe I just use solid tungsten.

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          • #7
            if I let my cars sit in my car until I get off of work in the summer the putty melts and runs all over the cars so that is why I went back to lead. Putty was great and you could fill every spot with it and keep the weight low but getting to the track and seeing you have to clean 30 cars off in an hour is no fun.

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            • #8
              Nail clippers

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              • #9
                These flush cutters work great for me and made in USA! I've got two pairs one for workbench and one for my race box. Made the mistake once, never cut anything hard such as piano wire, ruined one pair this way, there are other side cutter tools for hard materials.


                https://www.kleintools.com/catalog/d...tweight-5-inch

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