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    Dye Jobs!

    As the title says, lets see your dye jobs, chassis, rims, shock towers whatever you have dyed or have attempted, different colors, colors that work and even pictures of colors that haven't turned out so ppl know what works and doesn't work. Here is the pede I did in purple for my 4 yr old daughter

    I tried the Dylon brand in flamingo pink on the shock springs it didnt work at all left them white so I used the purple rit for a minute and it worked just fine on the springs.
    Lets see what all you guys have done and tried!!!
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    anyone tried orange?Green?yellow?
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    Heres my green merv thats torn down
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    Its difficult to find a color that won't look horrible with a tint of gray.

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    green isnt to bad looks off with the arms but I am leaving my arms all black so I am not trying to match shades I like the green ...any body else?
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    That purple looks good

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    well I thought a lot of ppl dyed parts come on guys I know there are more that have dyed parts then this
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    Ok I was just at the rit dye website and I did a search for dying rc cars. It linked me to a page of the wensite that said they have a created a new formula that will not work with plastics suchas rc cars. I was gonna try to do my chassis purple but after reading that I don.t know lol

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    Quick, everyone go buy up all the black, before the new stuff comes out!!!

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    I know the rear stuff isn't on:
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    Lol I looked again that article was from 2011 so I guess they changed it back or something. Unless you guys have all been hanging on to your stuff for a couple years.

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    My first dye job on my lcg slash came out all right

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    see I knew there were more ppl with dye jobs, I like the blue
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timber211 View Post
    see I knew there were more ppl with dye jobs, I like the blue
    Thanks. Everyone does black I wanted something different.


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    Yep that's why was asking so I know what colors I can do I don't want it black
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timber211 View Post
    Yep that's why was asking so I know what colors I can do I don't want it black
    My buddy did a yellow. It came out kinda like a camo yellow. Might strip my stock chassis down and dye it just for fun like a green or red

    Super easy to do. Just YouTube it

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    Ijust did my summit Jr in scarlet red pics soon as I get her back together...
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    i like that purple, very funky, i might steal the color some time dude.


    tried pink, if you do it dark enough it looks ok.

    how not to do it....




    few of the parts on this trx1 started life white.


    traxxas made these rear rims white, satin chrome, and pink, in this case i dyed the rears to match the factory hot pink set up front. cant tell the difference.





    here is a dye job that went really wrong. for one thing it was supposed to be black however thats the least of my worries was for my trx sledge that won the 3rd urc build off. some plastics can be dyed, others cant, atleast not with any kind of substantial heat. surprisingly when it was all bolted up there wasnt much rolling resistance after i shimmed and filed some.


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    Thanks for sharing SRT!!

    Okay here is a couple pics if you dye the grey parts with scarlett red rit dye, its a 1/16 summit came out maroon purple and I really liking it!





    I also posted the same pics in the 1/16 summit thread figured it was ok to post in this thread since it is about dye colors and how they turn out...if not mod please remove
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    I like that,1 red rally coming up!!!

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    I just went black on my 2 e-Revos, only have a pic of my main one though.

    This was taken right after I dyed it and assembled it back together.
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    Black is always good ....hey 4 wheelin keep an eye on it I think mine got to that color in 15-20 minutes I've read ppl leaving it in 45 minutes I don't think you need to lol
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    snapped a pic of both,
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