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A few weeks ago I finally decided to buy rally cars as well.

Among others, I got hold of the latest Scalextric Subaru.

If getting rid of the magnet was quite an easy thing to do on SCX cars, it wasn't the same with Scalextric's latest Subaru. I opened the car, removed the magnet but both front lights cover went off !

Did you experience the same ?

What do I have to do ? To glue them ? what glue should be best ?

By the way, when I removed the magnet from my McLaren F1, one of the radiator went off as well ... Looks like you're not supposed to remove magnets on Hornby cars ...
 

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If you glue them try PVA glue (wood glue) cos it dries clear and will usually stick anything. I've used it for headlight repairs. It does take a while to dry though. As always, try it on a place that doesn't show first.

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Seems a real Achilles Heel for the Margate Missiles - the headlight lens. My CLK suffered the same way.

Odd when they are selling these toys to kiddies that little bits like this should be so easily broken off.
 

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Same story with my Lister Storm. I didn't even craxh it. Right headlight lens just popped off driving down the straight!
 
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Try using clear epoxy resin, thinned down slightly with meths, they won't come off again, and you only need a few spots of glue, on the bodyshell, and then pop the lens back on.

I like the Devcon brand, it comes in 2 syringes side by side, and you just push out as much as you need, a quick mix together, and it's ready.
 

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well in my scalex GT40 the metal grill fell out one day - seemingly without any particular reason - had not crashed it or anything. Also the rear metal 'spoiler' just fell of... So it is currently need of some glue...

//peter
 

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Nice tip from Geebee - thanks, I didn't know about the syringes and it sounds a really neat idea.
Another approach is to use either 'blutak' or silicone rubber sealant - nowhere near as strong OR neat and tidy, but a good deal more resilient in the event of further smashes and bashes. There is something to be said for not gluing on too rigidly which allows bits to fall off again, but without damaging themselves or the rest of the car. In the main, I just leave the bits off - what isn't there, can't get destroyed!
 

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Yes Tropi,

I understand that the missing bits cannot be destroyed but your car doesn't look complete either !

I would like to stress that those pieces fell off even before the car met the track !

Looking at them, I can see slight glue traces on one side ... Could it be that there wasn't enough glue on that model, since I had no problem on the similar blue and yellow "The Sun" Subaru.

Geebee,

What are you using to thin Epoxy down ? (what are "meths" ?
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'Meths' - abbreviation for Methylated Spirit = METHYL Alcohol
Coloured purple to distinguish it from ethyl alcohol
METHYL alcohol is poisonous - hence the colour coding to avoid mistakes.
 

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Thanks Tropi.

In the meantime, I made the fix using expoxy and it worked fine. The glue can't be seen. I hope the parts remain in place when the car meets the track.

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QUOTE (peter @ 3 Apr 2004, 14:55)well in my scalex GT40 the metal grill fell out one day - seemingly without any particular reason - had not crashed it or anything. Also the rear metal 'spoiler' just fell of... So it is currently need of some glue...

//peter
Leave the spoiler off...it is actually faster without it
 
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