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Lexan Body Repair

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Hi all. Long time lurker, just started posting recently.

I've raced modern 1/24 cars for about 4 years now and I am just getting into the vintage scene. I've picked up a few cars that have lexan bodies that are for the most part intact, with maybe one of two small (less than 1/4") tears in them. What are the popular methods for making a repair? For my regular race cars, I'd use a nylon packing tape, but considering that these bodies are 40 years old with 40 year old paint, I'm curious if there's a better way to fix the tears.

I did a seach on the topic and didn't see anything posted already, but if I missed something existing I'm sorry for the exta post.

Thanks ahead of time for any ideas.
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You can buy self adhesive lexan strips to reinforce the inside of the bodyshell, several companies make them but I use Parma

The self adhesive lexan I mentioned isn't a reinforced tape it is completely clear and comes in strips see link I use it to reinforce pinholes and the noses on F1 cars, you can also bend it to right angles to reinforce or repair corners of bodies
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