How Do You Make a Hole in a RC Car Body?

Making a hole in a RC car body can be a tricky task, especially for those inexperienced with power tools. It requires patience, practice, and the right equipment to get it done correctly.

The first step to making a hole in your RC car body is to choose the right drill bit. You will need a bit that is slightly smaller than the size of the hole you want to make. This will help ensure that the hole is clean and precise. It’s important to note that these bits can vary in quality; investing in good quality ones will help you achieve better results.

Once you have chosen the correct drill bit, you need to mark out where you want the hole to be on the body of your RC car.

This should be done with a marker or pencil so that you have an accurate guide for drilling. If possible, use a drill press to ensure precision and accuracy. Otherwise, use an electric hand drill and take care not to slip.

When drilling through plastic or fibreglass bodies, it’s important not to apply too much pressure as this can cause cracking or splitting of the material. Additionally, when using metal bodies, slower speeds are required as higher speeds may cause damage due to heat build-up from friction.

After drilling through your RC car body, it’s important to sand down any jagged edges around the hole with some fine grit sandpaper in order to make it look smooth and professional. To complete the job, use some plastic filler or putty around the edges of your newly drilled hole – this will help protect against rusting later on.


Making a hole in an RC car body requires patience and precision – but with the right equipment and technique, anyone can do it successfully! Choose an appropriate drill bit for your material type and mark out where you want your hole before drilling slowly and carefully. Finally, sand down any jagged edges before protecting against rusting with some plastic filler or putty.

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Karen Watkins