Painted Roll Cage
I wanted my Bomber to really pop on the trail, so I decided to paint the chassis; I went with red. A lot of people paint their chassis, but they do it with all the chassis components intact. When doing it that way, you run the risk of missing sections or having runs in the paint because the parts get in the way of the spray tip. I decided to disassemble the entire chassis for the painting process so that I could be sure to get full coverage and no runs.
Since this is a flexible plastic that is going to see some abuse, I decided to paint the parts with Krylon Fusion for Plastics paint. It’s designed specifically for plastics and is pretty durable once it dries. The painting process added weeks to the length of my project; when the paint dries, it’s not 100 percent cured, and if you’re not careful, you can end up with fingerprints in the finish.
Painting the chassis was the most time-consuming part of the build, but it sure was worth the effort!