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sanding or cutting Ninco track

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Has anyone tried sanding or cutting Ninco track?
The reason I'm asking is that I have my track set up as a single lane rally with loops and ice track section but have a problem with the ridge moulded around the edge.
I would like to remove the ridge from the outer edge of the track so my cars can slide out on to the border I have both inside and outside the ice track. I have the ice track set up as 1/2 Sraight, R2 Curve, R1, R2,R1 then 1/2 straight. I get some great slides when going around the inside, up to 90deg with some cars but hane trouble with the outside lane.
At the moment the only one of my 4 cars that can ride the ridge in a slide is not even a rally car (Pionier Mustang). My Autoart Evo de-slots due to the shallow guide if I try to slide it over the ridge and my Mk1 Cortina has very low clearance and grounds on the ridge. The Ninco car that came with the World Rally set will not ride over the ridge.
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I'm not totally sure I've understood. But I have had some experience with Ninco and "height differences", so to speak.

The idea I had, even if I never realised it, was to quite simply fill depressed areas with paint. Acrylic paint.
Used almost as filler/putty (?) on the whole area, acrylic paint being both more flexible and cheaper.
Depending on level of gloss and added grains (ie sawdust) you can then also get whatever texture you want.

Perhaps this can help?
It wouldn't be as hard on the track pieces as cutting and sawing.
No, I didn't sand it at all.
Deep depressions from the mould I heated and pressed flat.

But I wanted a track gloss and flat as the Kojak flyght strip, as I use silicone tyres all around (since late 70s), and the rails and slot walls are also slightly raised.
So my thought was to fill out the "Ninco rough" with not filler but acrylic paint. Smooth and even, in one go.
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