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    Got bored yesterday!



    Decided to dye the chassis yesterday. Pretty impressed with the turnout.

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    Looks nice! Dye the turnbuckles too!
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    no buy green ! mpp

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    Sry I forgot to mention. I dyed them to

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    But I dyed them after the pics. Thought itd look good with the red but decided to go all blacked out look. But I think im going to swap it to a merv or summit. Or sell to help buy a new merv pr summit.

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    I'll give ya $20.45 for it.

    Good luck with the trade. I wouldn't mind having a mini Summit myself.

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    Looks good, how did you do it?

    I would like to do this to my chassis. Is it easy to remove everything from the chassis?

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    Ya its very easy to do. Get ya some rit dye. (walmart has it) strip the chassis all the way down. Boil water. Once its boiling reduce heat to where your water is still hot and put in chassis for a few mins. Take it out and let it dry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by metoo2 View Post
    I'll give ya $20.45 for it.

    Good luck with the trade. I wouldn't mind having a mini Summit myself.
    Actualy traded for a tmaxx lol you can check it out over on the maxx boards. Metal cvd's all the way around.

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    Looks good!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dknuckles View Post
    Looks good!!!
    Which one? Boss or maxx? Either way thanks! Lol

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    Did you use the powder or liquid Rit dye?

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    I'm not sure what Chevy_Maxx used but I have tried both and got way better results from the powder.
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    I picked up a box of black Rit dye powder today.

    I want to dye my chassis like you have done.

    Is removing everything from the chassis difficult? I have never worked on my Rally and don't know if removing everything and putting it back on will be difficult.

    Also, how much powder do I add to the water? How long do I keep the chassis in the dye?

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    Its not too bad. Just when you take something off, put the screws back in (except the ones in the chassis) so it is easy to reassemble. Add the whole pack of powder to the water. Make sure you clean the chassis first. Then leave it in until it is as dark as you want it. After only 5 min. or so it should be a blue/purple color. One thing that I did that worked pretty good was get a aluminum baking pan from the dollar store that is just big enough to fit the chassis. Fill it up with water first and put the chassis in just to make sure it is deep enough then only boil that much water. That way it will be really concentrated. Good luck.
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    I let me chassis boil for a hour then let it set in dye over night it turned out pitch black...
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    Can i dye my green turnbuckles black also?

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    Sorry guys. My phone didnt notify me when yall posted on this thread. But I to used the powder. And assembly and dissasembly of these cars are very easy. And as far as how long on letting it set, just whenever you like the turnout take it on out lol.

    And yes you can dye your green parts black.

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    I just stripped all of the parts off my chassis. I washed the chassis with soup and water.

    I am either going to dye it tonight or tomorrow morning. I am also going to dye my green toelinks and pushrods.

    So I just boil the water, add the dye, then keep the water hot, then drop in parts?

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    I dyed my parts this morning. I will post pics later tonight!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobF353 View Post
    I just stripped all of the parts off my chassis. I washed the chassis with soup and water.

    I am either going to dye it tonight or tomorrow morning. I am also going to dye my green toelinks and pushrods.

    So I just boil the water, add the dye, then keep the water hot, then drop in parts?
    Yep! That easy.

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    Sorry for the delay, but I will post pics later tonight. I just got the car all back together and it looks so much better!!

    It feels like the suspension is a little stiffer than it was before. Maybe I tightened the rockers too hard? Any ideas of what might be wrong?

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    HOLY SMOKES, your car fell apart! Good thing you fixed it.

    I like a dye chassis! I have colored all mine so far, now I have nothing else to dye

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    While I had the car apart, I replaced the plastic bushings in the steering with bearings. I was also thinking about changing the plastic bushings in the rockers to bearings also. Would that make things a little more smooth?

    I was also going to fill the diffs, but I wasn't sure what weights to use. Also, am I filling the diff cup or am I filling the gearbox, which would cover the diff?

    Please help me out!

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    Here are the pics!!










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    bearings in the rockers work nice and smooth
    the oil goes inside the diffs! 50k up front and 30k in the rear
    sweet ride love that blue!
    Last edited by 50togo; 09-01-2012 at 08:00 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 50togo View Post
    bearings in the rockers work nice and smooth
    the oil goes inside the diffs! 50k up front and 30k in the rear
    sweet ride love that blue!
    Thanks, i will pick up some bearing for the rockers soon.

    What diff oil do you reccomend? I think i have Traxxas diff oil.

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    Traxxas diff oil will work fine!

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    where did you get the focus shell?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jenzo27 View Post
    where did you get the focus shell?
    I picked it up at my hobby shop.

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    One thing I do that helps me when dyeing parts is use pipe cleaners (the little wire things that are fuzzy) to attach to all my parts while they are in the boiling water. For me, it makes it easier to keep up with the small parts like the rockers, and it makes it easier to pull the parts back out. They have large packs of the cleaners in the craft area of walmart.

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