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Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by Onezerosix141, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. Onezerosix141

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    So I'm thinking about painting my prop guards and the bottom part of the landing gear. Is there certain type of paint I should use?
     
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    Krylon fusion for plastic , great stuff , super fast drying. Sticks great . Seriously it's great stuff!
     
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    I painted mine... I used a plastic primer spray paint before the red paint...
     

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    Looks kool!..easily spotted with the red and white stripes.
     
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    Car paint straight onto the shell worked for me. No peeling or cracking. Done a month or 2 back.

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    I used fluoresent neon orange.


    Here's the result. Btw, small glass mirrors are for reflection from distance.
     

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  8. Onezerosix141

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    Very nice ^_^
    What brand did you use?
     
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    With the fusion it says no primer needed. Sprays nice
     
  10. Onezerosix141

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    Where did you get car paint? How did you apply it?
     
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    A Peugeot grey from Halfords for the top, straight onto the shell. No prep just a light clean. Sorry I'm not a paint purest. Dayglow orange was also from them for the face.

    How? Heavily masked off what to not be sprayed, including masking the vents. There after pressed the button giving first coat very lightly then a couple of more coats. Final coat being the heaviest.

    I've had at least 60 or so flights since then, in and out of the backpack and no peeling or damage. Just one or two minor scraps.

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    I've thought about painting my bird since the day I bought it. I HATE the look of white, cheap plastic and prefer the look of of things in black.

    I've read a lot about the successful and ease of application of Krylon Fusion for plastics paints. Apparently no primer needed and the results are quite good. Just make sure to wash the plastic and remove any hand oils that might be present on the plastic shell.

    Some paints might not be suitable for painting the bird though and if they contain metals or compounds that might block GPS reception so you need to be careful.
     
  13. M.Tigelaar

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    I used a plastic primer spray paint before the black paint. :cool:
     

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    have done car alloys and various other car parts with plastidip and its quite durable and can withstand the heat from brakes no problem. Unsure about weight though. I love the fact that when your sick\bored of it, it just peels off.
     
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    That was the theory behind the makeover however, it doesn't seem to matter what color it is painted, it's still hard to see against the bright sky. The red/white stripes do help as it gets nearer and I think it makes it look a bit less like a toy, if you know what I mean...
     
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    Looks mean in black! How did you paint inside the battery compartment?

    The thought of stripping it down frightens the hell out of me.... Might never fly again :cry:
     
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    I used a clear plastic primer & some red gloss enamel paint. Cost like $10 for both...(see pic)
     

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    Have you posted a pic of it?
     
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    Yeah, way back in some thread! Easier to post again than to find it as my Shredded Wheat is getting soggy!
     

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    I could just paint, because he was completely empty :cool:
     

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