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    Dying chassis and parts. Trying to go from black to purple.

    I want to do purple accents on a black chassis but it might end up as a purple chassis with black accents. Had to do this in kitchen and not in work area in garage. Took a peak and i dont think that the black is taking the purple. The chassis is very well, but it is a very dark purple. Blue rpm parts are trying to take the purple but not going so well


    Last edited by chevyjlewis; 12-10-2012 at 07:46 PM.
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    My wife would shoot me if I even thought about doing anything RC in the kitchen, Im thinking I would get shot and hung for sprawling everything out on the dining room table!
    Then again I would shoot her if she decided to decorate my man cave, all 1400 sq ft of the basement and the family room. The rest of the house is at her discretion and Im good with that!

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    Ha. I live with my parents and my girlfriend. My mom wasnt happy with it. We dont eat here it is just for big get togethers. She is like we have a 30 x 30 garage and you bring that in my house on my nice table. I said it is too cold and it there is no boilin water or tv
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    Gonna go to black. The purple didnt hold. I knew i should have went to the craft store and bought rit and not whatever brand walmart carrys. I will see how the walmart black does
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    Pretty bummed the black didnt take either. So tomorrow i will be getting black rit dye and tryig again. My advice is do not buy the brand walmart sells. I have used rit before and it worked. It is the same price as this stuff also.
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    RIT dye works excellent , 30 min soak or I left them overnight and worked excellent

    Maroon, Navy and Black turned out 100%

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    green from walmart looks awesome too chevy, might wanna try that instead of black, or buy a new chassis and start fresh, only $12 lol
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    Ya i have allready spent $6 on 2 dyes and $5 on two disposable pans. Tomorrow i will be reusing one of those pans and buying $3 worth of rit dye. I have gave up on the purple and am just gonna do an all black theme. I only have the chassis and 2 blue rpm arms to do because the rest is allready black. Pretty bumed that i worked all noght tonight on cleaning my 2 trucks and was gonna dye one of them and put the other up for sale on here, but it might be a few more days before you guys see pictures of the truck i have been putting together in secret. Cant wait for the reveal.
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    can you post a pic of the blue rpm when your done dying them black? cuz my emaxx is all black except the four upper and lower a arms lol
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    ya i will that will be sometime late tomorrow or wednesday im hoping the blue goes black. i have faith in the rit dye since i have used it on a merv before. i am also thinking about sanding down and painting the drive shaft black. the bodys i have are still new so they wont match my theme but eventually i will get there. right now i am trying to track down some good batteries 2s or 3s for cheap so i can get my truck to the track this weekend hopefully if it is dried up.
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    I tried using a different brand of dye once too and it didn't take. Rit is the way to go, but the Wal-Marts here sell Rit. I got it in the laundry detergent aisle. On the note of dying RPM stuff, I dyed the gray parts of RPM front and back bumpers black and the chrome parts of the front and back bumpers and the chrome wheels green. The green came out pretty good on the chrome.
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    I was seeing if black would go purple. The dye i got was in the craft aisle where they have all the tye dye stuff and shirt decorations.
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    i know exactly how you feel chevy, i wish i would of bought black rpm instead of blue rpm lol
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    I bought the liquid rit dye because i think i can do 2 times more dyeing for only a dollar more. Also i am going to be getting rid if my2nd and 3rd slash 4x4 rtrs. I might dye 2 chassis black tonight. Will post pictures. And will be posting 2 of the 3 on craigslist tomorrow. Pm me if you have any questions about dyeing or my setups
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    Wow found rit dye at walmart right in the laundry aisle just like someone above said. I dont know why i thought it would be in craft section. Im returning the stuff i bought earlier at micheals because it was double what walmart wanted.
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    Glad you found it chevy. Probably the only reason I know that is because I used to work at Wal Mart on the weekends and part of my job was stocking the laundry detergent section
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    Well thank you. I will post pictures tonight
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    I checked am putting them both back together. Parts came out a little blue but very dark navy blue. I like it. I used the same pan as last night so the purple residue from the pan mixed with the new black rit dye. Now i have 2 more perfectly clean and lubed trucks. Hope it isnt too hard to get them together
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    Looks good, couple of nice trucks you've got there.
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    ya i am cleaning up my third one right now, but when i do i will get a pic of all 3 unless i sell the vxl one before then.
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    hey chevy, i modified a mamba monster max esc mount by just chopping off the legs of the mount and cutting a little off the screws and it held down that esc perfect. all you will need is the stampede 2wd reciever box to mount in the front and that will help keep the truck more level. just suggesting. i can post a pic of the mount if you want.
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    ya i have seen them, but i would like to see yours. just post it on here.
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