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01-26-2007 03:30 AM  10 years agoPost 1
rudyy

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Has anyone tried using car wax to remove swirls on carbon blades? Will it work?

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01-26-2007 03:55 AM  10 years agoPost 2
TMoore

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Car wax won't remove anything remotely like swirls. My suggestion is to use something like Meguiars clear coat polish, 3M Finesse-it or Clearcut. You need something that has a mild abrasive to take out swirl marks.

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01-26-2007 03:13 PM  10 years agoPost 3
BarracudaHockey

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Can you see the swirls while its flying? Do they slow the blades down during autos?

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01-26-2007 04:03 PM  10 years agoPost 4
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01-26-2007 04:43 PM  10 years agoPost 5
rchelichop

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Yea, what do the swirls on carbon blades do? I just noticed swirls on my carbon blades, omg, no wonder why I can't win spot autos, that must be the secret, lol.

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01-26-2007 04:46 PM  10 years agoPost 6
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Anal retentive convention, here or what?

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01-26-2007 04:49 PM  10 years agoPost 7
matman

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Mine have so many bug corpses on them that my heli would be 3 lbs. lighter if I just cleaned the blades off. I also don't worry about any marks on the blades until chunks of carbon start flying off and hit me in the head.

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01-26-2007 05:49 PM  10 years agoPost 8
ket

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mild abrasive something like cheap tooth paste should work well

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01-26-2007 08:39 PM  10 years agoPost 9
AMainMaker

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Hey look at it this way if you wax the blades the bug guts will clean off easier
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01-26-2007 10:08 PM  10 years agoPost 10
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Buy a bottle of meguires stratch x. Best stuff ever. easy to use and smells pretty.

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01-26-2007 10:18 PM  10 years agoPost 11
mylee

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Meg's deep clean (step 1) will do the trick or some poorboys SSR2

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01-26-2007 10:23 PM  10 years agoPost 12
BOOGIE

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I wish I had that problem my blades dont last long enough to get swirls my crashes take care of that!

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01-26-2007 10:25 PM  10 years agoPost 13
tim deakin

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ha ha , thats funny boogie. I leave swirls on the heli strip 'in the grass'

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01-27-2007 01:38 AM  10 years agoPost 14
TMoore

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Usually I just rub mine with the bugcrap that gets on them.

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01-27-2007 05:41 AM  10 years agoPost 15
Wheelhaus

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FYI many of the siwrl marks you guys are seeing may be from the blade mold. If the resin is thin enough to eliminate trapped surface defects and not require a clearcoat finish, it's thin enough to mimic any surface imperfections from the molding tool. Otherwise, it's probably from somebody wiping ot off with a plain washcloth or towell, rough cloth or any bits of dirt can create swirl marks in a soft resin or soft clear coat.

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01-27-2007 03:24 PM  10 years agoPost 16
FBaity

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On a full size helicopter waxing (we used paste)blades will improve rotor effency about 3%. I am not sure if you could tell the differance in a RC heli.

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01-28-2007 03:03 AM  10 years agoPost 17
xxl

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Try meguiars #83 polishing compound it removes swrils in car finishes very well so it might be worth a try

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