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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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Wow, what a wealth on information in one day's time!

Again, my lack of knowledge led me to incorrectly describe the bodies as being made of lexan when they really are made of a much thicker but still clear material. So butyrate is the correct term?

I do use nylon strapping tape on my modern cars to reinforce the pin holes but was concerned over using it on 40 year old paint, but once I've touched up the paint on one of the bodies I'll give it a shot. I do have one local hobby shop that deals in R/C and will give them a check this week to see if they have the lexan tape that was mentioned. But I do have one crack in a corner that I think the hot glue suggestion will be better suited for.

Thanks to all who responded to my request for help. I can see that I'll be hanging out here more in the future.
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