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  • #52970

    Ace Rossi
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    ok the chassis went thru the “wheelabrator” 3 times and just couldn’t remove all the powder coat from all the books and crannies so they opted to use a very very light media blast and it removed about 99% of what didn’t get by hand but the problem I have/had is the media blast left a rough texture to the metal. So I’m thinking now I MUST re powder coat it or at least paint it but after finding a hidden crack, I’d prefer to leave it bare for inspections. So, I took a scotch pad and went over the whole thing and to be honest, it’s growing on me. It doesn’t look all that bad. Sort of a polished metal look. It’s really smooth too! I’m leaning on leaving it  bare after I go over it with the pad or maybe some 320 paper. In the pics you can get an idea as to where I’m at and also see the crack I fixed before the blast.

  • #52978

    Kelly Read
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    Ace,

    What chassis is this??   Margay??

    As for leaving the frame bear, Ours are. It’s easier to find cracks for sure. We do spray them with some silicone spray or wd-40 after cleaning and inspecting before each race. PAINT doesn’t make them any faster!!!!!

  • #53011

    Ace Rossi
    Participant

    Kelly from what I’m told it was made by CKI but I don’t think it’s the current CKI in the Carolinas. I’ve also been told this may be an older “slingshot”!
    Hey I might even be legal for the vintage class! LOL
    Also after going over it with 320 I’ll probably just keep it bare.
    Thanks
    Ace

  • #53021

    Bruce Peck
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    Definitely a Slingshot.  Just an earlier version than what I have.

  • #53024

    Ace Rossi
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    Yea Bruce and after comparing the two, there’s been a LOT of changes between them!

  • #53026

    Bruce Peck
    Participant

    But still tell-tale signs that it is a Slingshot.

  • #53030

    Ace Rossi
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    Yea Bruce I know and I’d love to see them in person side by side one day to really do a comparison!

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