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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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like eric m, i sanded the ninco track. first with an electric vibrating sander, but it got the plastic to hot and wouldn,t touch it. so it was all done by hand with a cork block and 80 grit silicon carbide paper. it turned into a long task and the best you can do is knock all the high spots down. i then literally flooded the track with an acrylic silk paint. i made the inner and outer borders from 9mm mdf painted with the light gray acrylic paint. this was on a standard ninco track. if you want to remove the bump on the borders, i would use a 4in rotary grinder with a coarse floppy disc and light pressure, change the disk to a finer grade and finish with the 80 grit on a rubbing block. the length of a piece of track is dead easy to change. cut out the piece you dont want glue the track back together and solder some wires across the break, it wont melt the plastic if you tin everything first. its important to make an insert [copper brass] for the slot, to hold the plastic in place whilst soldering. john
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