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    Question Plasti dip traxxas springs?

    Hey guys I like how my front shock springs perform so I don't want to get new ones. But I don't like how they look. So could I use black plasti dip to make them black? Would it chip or anything? Thanks!

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    That would be an interesting experiment. Try it and let us know. If it works out, then I will do it too. The great thing about Plasti dip is that if it fails, it'll come right off and not hurt the original paint.

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    Plasti-dip is an awesome product first of all, but I don't know how well it would hold up on springs. My main concern would be the flexibility. I would think it would want to chip, if you've got some laying around, go for it! I'd like to see how it turns out

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    Duplicolor is making plastic paint for real car rim's that is flexible and is thinner than plastic-dip. Check your local auto parts shop for it.

    And if you don't like it you can just peel it off.

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    Ok anyone else done this? I will post a pic when I'm done. How many coats 1 or 2?

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    I will try once that question is answered

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    I would think the spray would be better, the dipping stuff is way too thick. I would think it would work for awhile, but it will wear / crack off eventually. If you are going to dip, see if you can thin it with something and do one coat.

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    Just did it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Infinite10rc View Post
    Just did it
    Sweet. Pics please.

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    Yes! Please post pictures so the rest of the class can admire your good work. I have painted springs before and it worked well. Plasti-Dip should be great!
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    Ok I will tomorrow stay tuned!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Infinite10rc View Post
    Ok I will tomorrow stay tuned!
    DOH!!!

    So should I run to Home Depot and get a can? It came out OK?

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    Wait Untill you see the pics Untill you decide. It takes some skill for it to turn out right. Just wait Untill I give instructions you gotta do it different lol

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    <---- Haz mad skillz.


    LOL

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    Hahah no I dont

    LOL

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    DO NOT DO IT! I spray painted nine blue and they did look awesome. But it only lasted about 2 runs then started chipping and it looks stupid now. I guess if your okay painting them every 5 runs you can do it. But I would suggest not doing it. If you want go for it tho.
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    Maybe this would be a good excuse for me to finally buy that powder coating kit I've been eye balling.

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    Dude I used plasti dip and it's working so far

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bash'n'slash View Post
    DO NOT DO IT! I spray painted nine blue and they did look awesome. But it only lasted about 2 runs then started chipping and it looks stupid now. I guess if your okay painting them every 5 runs you can do it. But I would suggest not doing it. If you want go for it tho.
    Plasti-Dip spray won't chip/flake off. If anything, it would eventually rip and peel. When it does, you just peel it off and spray it again.
    I've used it on many flexible surfaces and it works great. No, I have not tried it on springs before and do not need to... my springs are black and I like it that way!
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    ok guys uploading a pic!

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    Here's a pic of my RC

    Ok guys this is a just a pic of my rc but you can see the front springs I'll get a more detailed pic in a sec!


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    That came out good. Please report back after a test drive.

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    I've already been on 3

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    Nice. I'll pick up a can tomorrow.

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    It is looking good! More detailed pictures would help. You do know that two of your tires are on backward?
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    Yeah i know

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    Do the springs feel any stiffer?
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    I thought of that too.... No not noticable

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    I used Plasti Dip on the stock body, it looks like a whole new beast painted black !!

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    I tried my springs and I got the drippy look ��
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    How matte is it on the springs? I've loved the idea of plastidip for a while now but really don't like matte finishes.
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    If you decided to retry this. Spray the plasti dip from farther away this will stop it from running, put on the first coat let it dry a few mins and add another. Also you can buy the clear coat to go over the top of the black this will make it last a lot longer and they clear coat can protect the body and decals on your car

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    I have done it using spray paint for Lexan bodies. Just painted them like a body, three or four light coats with a few minutes drying in between.

    Worked well, no chipping. But I have to say I do only onroad driving, not sure what will happen if gravel and rocks hit the springs when going offroad.



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