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  1. rhoffart

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    I had colored two sets of props with my P3P with blue dye. It appears that that will not be possible with the P4. From all the images I have seen the new props seem to have a glossy finish. Just thinking about custom possibilities.
     
  2. Dirty Bird

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    Indeed they are glossy just like the P4. Assuming it's only the gloss & not the type of plastic preventing you from dying the props, you could easily remove the gloss with some fine steel wool.

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    It might add drag, not sure I would do that ... I'm sure someone will figure out how to customize them. All the body wraps will be different as well.
     
  4. LuvMyTJ

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    If you can find out what they are made from you may be able to dye them. (Did you try poly-dye on them?)
     
  5. rhoffart

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    No, I don't have any yet ...
     
  6. mirrorimage

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    Fascinating. What does glossy props do for aerodynamics? Does it work as efficiently?
     
  7. DB4Tim

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    You might induce a balance issue
     
  8. souldronedlyer

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    Is very easy and inexpensive to balance a prop


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  9. Dirty Bird

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    Just check them & get them in balance before dying.

     
  10. DB4Tim

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    Yes it is...point was what you could do by sand/buffing/rubbing
     
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    I know it's been a while since anybody has posted on this thread, but I just discovered it. I think I found a solution on how to dye the new P4 props, Alcohol ink! What I found and saw on youtube, it says it binds to most plastics, metal, glass and nylon fabrics. I know it doesn't specifically say polyurethane, but if it works on glass and polished metals, I am sure it would work on our props. You can pick up the alcohol ink at any craft store, and you use a blotter type thing to apply it, here's a video of someone dying glass. I'm going to try it on my back-up set of P4 props, I'll post back in a couple days and let everyone know how it turns out.

     
  12. LuvMyTJ

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    Did you have a bad experience with dye? Or are you just trying it to try it out? Just curious.
     
  13. Deerhuntin

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    You can dye P4 props perfectly fine. At least I did. Have you heard of there being any problems with them accepting dye? I use the RIT synthetic dye, but to me that only makes sense because they are some sort of polymer I assume. Same old process of heat up water mix in dye drop props in. Take them out and they are done.


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  14. xgaul

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    Looks awesome!


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  15. DB4Tim

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    Never seen it done with that much high gloss on it....wow
     
  16. YCampCub

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    Really Barney.
     
  17. DB4Tim

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    Care to explain that remark
     
  18. launchpad26

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    Looks great! But that P4 is calling for a bit more purple on the shell. A+


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  20. YCampCub

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    Everyone knows Barney he's the purple tel a telatubie dude.