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Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by DarkXess, Dec 18, 2015.

  1. DarkXess

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    Hey all, I am wondering if you can help me, I am wanting to paint or spray paint my Phantom 3 and have been told that I need to know what material its made of before I paint it as the type of paint could damage it, I don't know if this is true so I am wanting to get clarification. If so can guys also recommend any decent paints to be able to use on drones?

    Thank you.
     
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  3. Adil J

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    I would highly recommend you don't paint it. Get a decal instead. Not permanent, and has no risks.
     
  4. DarkXess

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    Thanks for that :)

    I have tried but finding a skin (custom decal) for a Phantom 3 Standard is hard! they are all for the advanced and pro which I've found.
     
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    All three of the bodies are the same I think.
     
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    I want glow in the dark paint on props
     
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    I bought one on ebay for just phantom 3. It went on good. It just doesn't go onto the controller. There all the same body like the other guy said. You can paint the controller and put skin on phantom.
     
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  9. DarkXess

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    I was thinking maybe the bodies are the same. Anyway thanks for your help guys :)
     
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    Sup new to this hobby and I want to paint/dip no decals as they are ALL boring! Need to know if it affects the phantom 3 (standard) in any way? Read a bunch of stuff and maybe overloaded my brain fell as I don't have a plain and simple yes or no answer or can't find the right info I'm looking for..... Any help??
     
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    The only consideration would be to avoid metallic paints/decals as this can have an attenuation effects on the GPS reception (when applied to center of top half).
     
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    Nice perfect answer looking to do matte colors (military theme) so hoping I get same performance.. As far as hydro-dipping should steer clear same properties??
     
  13. N017RW

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    Yep.

    Avoid metals, foils, etc.
    Consider the added weight
    Process compatible with plastic

    Otherwise it's like any other model you may have painted before.

    EDIT: Same for landing legs as they contain the control & video antennas and compass.
     
  14. Phantom3Chris

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    I am thinking weight that's why I'm considering the hydro dip(expensive) method! Any links on weight issues after paint? Losing a min or two on flight not a problem as I have second battery.
     
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    Don't be overly concerned with weigh from customizing, just be aware.

    I've used paint cause it's easy, cheap, and I know what to expect from me as far as results go.
     
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    Every hobby (plastic) I do the usual sand,light coat,med coat,finish light/uneven areas.. Good routine for aero hobby?
     
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    Forgot to mention (already installed) pro guard, polar pro landing kit, carbon fiber -gimble guard, propellers
     
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    Yea, just plastic(s) so go with what you know!

    Be sure to show-off when done.
     
  19. Phantom3Chris

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    Sure will this will be this weekends project. Def will post a pic thanks very helpful!!
     
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    Finished product!! Gonna add decals this tho!!
     

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