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Old 09-30-2009, 09:56 PM   #1
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I have to send my DX6i for recall and warranty service so I decided to paint my heli. I used Lowe's Valspar plastic paint can (black, yellow and high gloss clear) and a lot of elbow grease using 1000 grit sand paper . I think I am successful in giving that solid look rather than the plastic.
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Old 09-30-2009, 09:58 PM   #2
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Looks freakin awesome. Best looking B400 Ive seen.

Nice work.
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Old 09-30-2009, 10:08 PM   #3
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Nice work! Looks great and might be a little stronger too. Got any idea how much weight it added? I like the holes in the tail fin also.
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Old 09-30-2009, 10:14 PM   #4
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looks good, did you buy that tail fin or did you make the holes?
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Old 09-30-2009, 10:16 PM   #5
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everything are stock. I placed holes on the horizontal fin, vertical fin, nose and both intakes. I hope it compensated for the paint job.
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Old 09-30-2009, 11:02 PM   #6
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looks great! the stock colors personally bug the crap out of me, almost like they were trying to make it look cheep. i wish i could paint as well as you! now you just gotta paint the landing gear!lol
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Old 10-01-2009, 12:08 AM   #7
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you could use food coloring to change the color of the skids if you wanted, i used some to turn my paddles yellow and it worked great. i ended up going through the process twice to get the color the way i wanted it.
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Old 10-01-2009, 09:30 AM   #8
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I didn't think that food coloring would work because the material are dense and not porous. do you have any pics?
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Old 10-01-2009, 09:56 AM   #9
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food coloring???really? that's awesome! if there aren't any good tutorials you should think about making one! had i known i wouldn't have switched to align landing gear, tail fins, and paddles...i don't use them anymore but when i was learning to hover aesthetics were still really important to me but i didn't want to break expensive carbon fiber parts and i wanted an all black bird...

what concentration do you use? have you ever thought of trying RIT brand dye? people i know use it to dye plastic disc golf discs...
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Old 10-01-2009, 11:49 AM   #10
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Sharp lookin' bird. I like the lightened tail fin, that is a great idea!
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Old 10-01-2009, 04:59 PM   #11
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ya looks good!
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Old 10-02-2009, 09:48 AM   #12
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awesome blade ......thinks to himself...seeing as how Ive got a broken arm and leg(dont ask) it could be a good time to bling the bird up as I have just bout mastered nose in and cant fly for 6-8 weeks and yove really got a sharp looking bird there bro-sstreak
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