marking up the plastic head bumper guard

Nellie

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I have an Alpha Revo 4000, and it seems like no matter what I do, I leave indentations in head bumper guard from the top mounting arms. I have tried adjusting tension of top side the mounting arms. Starting tight leaves marks. Starting loose seems to allow the frame to deform slightly meet to the mounting arms and to leave marks. I tried moving the v-shaped inserts, but this just seemed to move the indentations to a new location.

I could avoid using the top side mounting arms and just rely on the top center mounts, but it seems to be backwards to go from a 6 point mount to a 2 point mount.

Any advice? So far, its okay because I am only marking up my own frames, but I would not like to screw up the look of someone else's frame.
 

YULitle

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I have an Alpha Revo 4000, and it seems like no matter what I do, I leave indentations in head bumper guard from the top mounting arms. I have tried adjusting tension of top side the mounting arms. Starting tight leaves marks. Starting loose seems to allow the frame to deform slightly meet to the mounting arms and to leave marks. I tried moving the v-shaped inserts, but this just seemed to move the indentations to a new location.

I could avoid using the top side mounting arms and just rely on the top center mounts, but it seems to be backwards to go from a 6 point mount to a 2 point mount.

Any advice? So far, its okay because I am only marking up my own frames, but I would not like to screw up the look of someone else's frame.
whatever you do, do not just use the center points. This is not, as you said, going back to a two point. It's worse. You don't have the sandwich effect at those posts to hold the racket down.

Try to find a inbetween amount of tightness. Just use two fingers to tighten it, that's a good trick I learned. Here, watch this video, it may help.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hK9B1jyoiMI

If that does not work, try putting something "softer" between the mount and the racket. Something that comes to mind quickly is paper. If you take 2-3 post-its off of the stack and fold them into thirds, that should be thin enough to not get in the way but thick enough to provide padding.

Good luck:D
 
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