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Anyone Hydrocoat your Phantom yet?

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision Discussion' started by FASTFJR, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. FASTFJR

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    Hydrocoating is getting pretty big, you can buy kits for $50.00. Just wondering if anyone has coated their Phantom?
     
  2. myvrodrocks

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    Would love to know more about it ...
     
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    This is not my Phantom, but from a member of the Phantom Vision Owner group on Facebook. He just finished his project and I thought it was really cool. I knew nothing of hydrocoating today, and after watching videos and finding someone locally here that does it, I am definitely doing this.
     

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  5. myvrodrocks

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    Not sure I get it. What's the point? Just a neat paint job? Don't get me wrong. I think it looks great. But the name led me to believe it was some type of protection against water. Therre is a spray that you can coat yoir electronics with to waterproof.
     
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    The process of hydrodipping, hydrocoating is really cool. Watch this video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKuXyeAGzEU
     
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    How could you do this without completely taking out all the electronics in the PV. You couldn't just dip the whole thing in water. I am sure most people would not feel comfortable dipping a $1200 electronic device into water (slowly at that). Also most people would not feel comfortable taking apart a $1200 toy either.

    Just do a vinyl wrap or get artistic with some plasti dip. The good thing about both of these is you can just peel it off if you screw up or want a different look as well as it being inexpensive. Just my .02 cents.
     
  8. Bwells

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    I just took mine apart in about 10 minutes. For most the tinkering is probably not worth it if you are not comfortable putting it back together.
     
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    How much weight would this add?
     
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    I'm pretty sure mine is just hydrodipped - or something like it.
    Still awaiting the one leg that wasn't in stock, to arrive, so the legs match.
     

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    From the 2 pictures above, the Hydrocoat looks ok. I dont think I'd like mine like that.

    BUT the lights on the legs got a wow from me, they look awesome.
     
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    I am considering doing this on my next Phantom 2. Is there a way to do the batteries? Does the cap come off, or can it be submerged without damage?
     
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    With how often we replace batteries, that could become quite a pain to keep up with. Best to go with a pattern that doesn't conflict too much with a big white rectangle from the battery.
    I like the big white patch from the battery, it helps me with working out orientation at a distance, though FPV makes that unnecessary most of the time.