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A bag of colored rubber bands cost less than a buck yet its usefulness in helping you color code items for quick reference can be priceless. Use them on batteries so you know if they are charged or depleted. Assign meanings for each color to form your own color code and band them around other items that need your attention.
Head down to the dollar store and nab yourself a cat scratcher to use as a painting base. It’s made of layers of corrugated cardboard that is perfectly sized for skewers or even chopsticks. We mounted alligator clips to bamboo skewers so that they can be used to grip items that you need to paint. Hold the skewers while you spray or airbrush so you don’t miss a spot and plant it into the base to dry. If you have an abundance of cardboard boxes, you can cut them into strips and glue them to make your own base too.
A strip of self-adhesive magnetic tape applied to your toolbox can help you keep small metal items such as body clips and screws from getting lost while still allowing you quick access to them. This works well for frantic trackside work as well as maintenance at your workbench at home.