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    De-anodizing before and after--with the "revised after" based on forum input

    I heeded all of the advise, and now we have a much better, more scale-looking, finished product. Hose is black 3mm ID Autobahn88 from Kintec, and the push rod boot is rubber-coated with black PlastiDip. The stainless steel dog is $3 from Kintec, too. A grand total of $9 in additional upgrades! And by the way, the initial de-anodizing was done with $3 worth of Greased Lightning!

    Note: I do have a polished aluminum bullet nut for the prop, but I prefer the simple lock nut--it's just my preference.





    previously the mismatched red boot with yellow tube


    originally the yucky blue which did NOT work with the red
    Last edited by BSC; 04-13-2012 at 01:21 PM.

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    Hey man looks great! Especially the black tubing haha

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    Thanks for the idea!!!

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    Took more advice from another post and polished the prop and added the bullet nut.



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    Looks real nice...What type of paint did you use to paint the boat?
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    Your boat has come together very nicely BSC, great work.
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    Two coats of Krylon white primer to make the four coats of Krylon banner red pop, with a wet sand between each coat. This was topped off with five coats of Krylon clear with a wet sand between each coat. Surface looks like glass. Project took more than a month and seems to STILL be curing weeks later. Man, that's 11 coats of paint altogether!

    Note: Wish I could show more photos, but since it has an adult beverage sponsorship, the moderators won't allow photos, and I fully respect this as it is a family friendly forum. We had it up for half a day a few weeks ago, but they took it down. There are photos on the OSE site.

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    Ya that was alot of painting....Where on the OSE site is it posted to save me some time looking?
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    Orca, on the OSE site . . . Forum: Traxxas Spartan Brushless Q & A. As of 5:35 PM, it's the top title: _ _ _ Spartan finally done.
    Last edited by BSC; 04-14-2012 at 04:36 PM.

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    Just tape off the Budwiser logos and names with blue tape for pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BSC View Post
    Took more advice from another post and polished the prop and added the bullet nut.


    I'm haveing a hard time finding prop nuts where did you get them?

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    Kintec and OSE have the prop nuts in either the 4mm or 10-32 size depending on which flex cable you have.

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    I'm waiting for ose to email me back cause they sent me the wrong nuts last week. Part my fault. I ordered ones for 3/16. Too big. But, that's what I was told was in there! Oh well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BSC View Post
    Orca, on the OSE site . . . Forum: Traxxas Spartan Brushless Q & A. As of 5:35 PM, it's the top title: _ _ _ Spartan finally done.
    Thanks for the site.... looks really sweet, you did a great job
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    She's a beauty!
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    how did you remove the blue anno???

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    Go here www.youtube.com/watch?v=alfLE4vyanQ or just search "de-anodizing".
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    Soaked parts in Greased Lighting, then buffed with steel wool and WD-40. Can also use oven cleaner, but that is a bit more aggressive, and can cause problems if left on too long (but still can be buffed out with steel wool and WD-40). Overall, a pretty simple process.

    Note: I never tried the Drano route, so you'll have to test this for yourself. Needless to say, my results are perfect, judging by the photos. And I also have about $3 in the entire process!
    Last edited by BSC; 05-17-2012 at 05:22 AM.

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