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    Dying parts

    Has anyone tried dying white Traxxas parts such as 3655A with satisfactory results?
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    There is a youtube video on it.

    Long video short: Get "Rit" brand dye, boil water in a stainless steel pot. Add the dye. Submerge the car for 10 minutes. Rinse the parts. Repeat if coloring is not as desired (too light).

    Note: The plastic needs to be porous, not sheen. Your use case is fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spechal View Post
    There is a youtube video on it.

    Long video short: Get "Rit" brand dye, boil water in a stainless steel pot. Add the dye. Submerge the car for 10 minutes. Rinse the parts. Repeat if coloring is not as desired (too light).

    Note: The plastic needs to be porous, not sheen. Your use case is fine.
    Have you actually done this with the part I described? I've dyed chassis, and other grey parts, but after I posted this question, I contacted Traxxas, and was told the white parts are not dyable. If someone has proven this wrong, I'll give it a try too.
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