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#51 Jairus

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 05:45 PM

What thinner did you use Rob? I am painting today but have only just trimmed out a body for the test. Right now working on one for Howmet and I doubt he wants me to "experiment" on his body.

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 05:47 PM

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 06:53 PM

Okay, I think I will try something a little less "hot". Like maybe Model Master airbrush thinner. I can mix up the paint in multiple bottles and try different thinners and maybe even without.
Directions suggest brushing the stuff on and that suggests the paint needs time to set and should be applied fairly heavy.
I'll get back to you....

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 11:50 PM

I know this thread was a long time ago, but that paint will not work on Lexan. Butyrate plastic, no problem. I tried it on Lexan bodys way back when Lexan was the latest new thing and the same thing happened. A less than swell silver finish, no kandy kolor.

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 12:12 AM

I know this thread was a long time ago, but that paint will not work on Lexan. Butyrate plastic, no problem. I tried it on Lexan bodys way back when Lexan was the latest new thing and the same thing happened. A less than swell silver finish, no kandy kolor.



It worked with a brush on a DuBro Cooper King Cobra body my Dad painted 40 some odd years ago. I'll have to dig that one out and take some pics. I just found it the other day, looking for my DiFalco. :rolleyes: I think he painted it for display at his raceway. He never finished or mounted it.

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 06:44 AM

As for it wearing off, it should be pretty long lasting. All the Mura endbells I've cut down to use on F7 motors are white once you start trimming them...even the black ones, so I guess those are dyed or something similar. That Parma color is atrocious though...it seems they could have picked any of a thousand other colors and it would have been an improvement. There are blue crown gears out there (I think I've gotten them from Scott at PCH???)...not exactly going to be mistaken for a Cox, but it's better than the color of Pepto Bismol.

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 12:12 PM

Wow! Thank you, Jairus.

I just tried your recipe and cooked up a couple Parma gears for my proxy car.

I liked them so much, I cooked up 6 more for my other cars.

They look absolutly fantastic.:wub:

Thanks again!!

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 08:30 PM

Looks good Bob! :D

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 08:46 PM

We were dyeing bodies then spraying the inside with silver in the 60's. I read about it in a Car Model mag I think. Neat effect

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 09:21 PM

Wow! Thank you, Jairus.

I just tried your recipe and cooked up a couple Parma gears for my proxy car.

I liked them so much, I cooked up 6 more for my other cars.

They look absolutly fantastic.:wub:

Thanks again!!

parma gear dye 009.jpg


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Posted 30 June 2015 - 05:39 PM

After all that, FAIL   :dash2:

Now I find this :D

 

You guys are good at this stuff :crazy:


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Posted 01 July 2015 - 12:00 PM

Told you it was out there.
Slotblog is a huge resource if one knows how to search it.


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Posted 27 October 2015 - 05:35 PM

"You got that right" :D

Thanks for the tip on using white before the black, Jairus !


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Posted 28 October 2015 - 01:02 PM

One way to avoid melting the plastic is to use a double boiler.  Dye is in one container that is sitting in the boiling water.   By having the dye cup NOT sitting touching the outer pan, the excess heat should insulate the parts better.  The individual wire method IS better for consistency, but if the parts can be scooped out with a spoon, well......   Separate the inner and outer pans with marbles or something hard.

 

I used this method to dye electronic terminal sockets for color coding wiring harness poits.

 

I recall a saltwater bath to cool the dyed parts helped cure the colors as well.


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