Painted Roll Cage

RC Car Action - - PROJECT -

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!

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