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SCar guides

I read somewhere that I need to have black guides for the ARK Air sensors to pick up cars, is that correct? 
Carrara cars come with red Scalextric guides, do those work? If not, where does one get black guides for non Scalexctric cars, specifically Carrara?


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Hi Michael. Yes, guides need to be black for all the ARC powerbases. For cars that come with non-black guides (including the red Carrera 'shallow' guide), I've has some luck with a high-quality black permanent marker pen, but that does wear off.


A long-term solution is using a black guide. BRM produce a black shallow blade for Carrera cars (part number S-126) which I've found available in the UK, the rest of Europe and North America. I have used them on Carrera cars and they work well. For other brands with non-black guides (eg NSR, Scaleauto), I'd suggest using guides such as the CH10 Universal Screw Guide.


I hope that helps.

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