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Discussion in 'Phantom 4 Discussion' started by Celengterbang, Apr 1, 2016.

  1. Celengterbang

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    Quick question : can i repaint props using plastidip? Will it make much negative effect?
     
  2. Techcop50

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    I've heard if some folks staining them (Rit Dye), that is the preferred method, I believe. But I have painted them black myself, then re-balanced them. It was a spray paint from Krylon made for plastic. Worked fine. Plasti-dip is too thick and heavy, I would assume. Plus it's peel able. Not good, mid flight!
     
  3. flpholt

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    dye them works best
     
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    Has anyone tried dyeing P4 props? I'm just wondering how we'll it'll work since there is now a glossy finish on them.
     
  5. Celengterbang

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    I cant get rit dye in my country. Is that the same dye ink that you use to dye clothes?
     
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    Haven't done it but I would suggest dye as well. If for some reason plasti-dip starts peeling mid-flight, it can get caught up in the motor or cause a nasty unbalance.
     
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    I found this recently - a 'how to' guide for dying plastic with Rit dye ImageUploadedByPhantomPilots1459568971.963864.jpg
     
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    Very helpful! Thanks
     
  10. Bill S

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    I just use common spray and it works fine. Not enough to need rebalancing.
     
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    I used a black Sharpie pen and masking tape to put three approx 3/4 inch bands on bottom of prop with alternating white bands, looks cool when running
     
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    I made Burnt Orange using a 1:1 mixing ratio of these two Rit dyes. Texas Longhorn grad. It turned out perfect.
     

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    I like this idea
     
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    I used this method way back when I was a kid dying nitro rc nylon wheels. It looks cool and doubt it affects the reliability but the only concern I have is when you require warranty work involving a prop failure. Might not be a good idea in that scenario. If your warranty is up why not though.
     
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    looks great
     
  19. trevornewkirk

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    I'd love to see a pic or vid of what that looks like when it's running
     
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