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    dying stock parts

    hi guys, does anyone know if i can dye the stock black battery and rx boxes on my maxx to blue? if so, any help would be appreciated! thanks!

    or is there a plastic paint i could use?
    Last edited by jason draughn; 01-26-2013 at 07:34 PM.

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    Black to blue might be hard to pull off. It might be worth a try though. You could try krylon fusion I think if any thing would stick and stay that would be it

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    i was looking at maxx pics online and someone had their boxes painted or dyed the RPM color blue, dont know how they did it with stock boxes

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    I would say paint it. When dying you need to go from lighter to darker.
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    have you guys ever tried the krylon fusion paint?

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    If you have the grey boxes, you can throw some RIT Dye in boiling water and dip the parts in the water dye mix for about 5-10 mins. I just dyed my battery and Reciever Boxes, along with my transmission case and Throttle Servo mounting posts. I used Navy Blue RIT dye from Walmart and they came out a nice dark rich blue.. I then used a silver paint marker and painted the raised Maxx and Traxxas emblems.. Came out sweet looking.. Only costs about 3-5 bucks and lasts better then paint, since the boiling water allows the dye to get into the plastic..

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    Finished Product using RIT Dye

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    but... i have the black boxes.

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    Paint on the black boxes is your only option I'm afraid. Painting them should work great. The boxes don't get a lot of abuse from rocks or things getting kicked up by the tires so painting will work fine. Prime them with a light color, grey or white, first. Then shoot em with the color of your choice.
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