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Post by Rob Thomson » Tue Dec 27, 2011 6:11 pm

For those of you who are interested in the custom spray..

Have a read of this tutorial.

http://code.google.com/p/er9x/wiki/CustomSpray

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Re: Custom Spray

Post by Scott Page » Wed Dec 28, 2011 3:35 am

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Thanks for the idea Rob. Now my wife wants HOT PINK. :lol:

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Re: Custom Spray

Post by Rob Thomson » Wed Dec 28, 2011 6:56 am

Lol

I have a white one too - always thought it looked 'starwars robot' like :D

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Post by Crucial » Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:02 am

I still need to try this one day.

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Post by Scott Page » Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:15 am

Star Wars is exactly why I did white. It totally looks like it's from the Empire. As I've said before.. next one is Hot Pink for my bride.

I used "appliance epoxy" in a rattle can. It went on really nice -- but it not very resistant to scratches.


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Post by Rob Thomson » Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:55 am

Scott Page wrote:Star Wars is exactly why I did white. It totally looks like it's from the Empire. As I've said before.. next one is Hot Pink for my bride.

I used "appliance epoxy" in a rattle can. It went on really nice -- but it not very resistant to scratches.
I find acrylic auto paint - perfect! Just give a layer or two of 'clear' on top!
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Re: Custom Spray

Post by preston91 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:50 pm

very nice Rob!
did you use primer first?

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Post by Rob Thomson » Thu Dec 29, 2011 4:17 pm

preston91 wrote:very nice Rob!
did you use primer first?
Yes.

I found on my latest to get a good finish:

1. 2 coats primer - acrylic auto primer
2. 5-6 coats of the color you want - lay it up thin and slowly - also acryclic auto paint
3. 2-3 coats of 'clear' acrylic to seal it off

All bar the last coat of color and clear are lightly sanded to get things smooth and glossy!

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Post by Kayle » Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:29 pm

Hi all,

I try the custom spray mod on my dx4e. This is my first spray experiment :D

The finish of my dx4e is good, but some parts are ribbed and the color from background shines a little bit through!

Do i have to sand these parts or the hole case?

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Re: Custom Spray

Post by Flaps 30 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:57 pm

Couple of questions:

(1) Has anyone located a tool to undo the nuts on the switches?

(2) It seems to be a slow process (including rubbing down which I loath doing) doing all of this. Has anyone tried Vinyl Dye. I gather that this is far better and hard wearing when compared to standard paint processes. -----> http://www.vinyldye.co.uk/

Any comments or experience of this product?

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Post by Rob Thomson » Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:21 am

Flaps 30 wrote:Couple of questions:

(1) Has anyone located a tool to undo the nuts on the switches?

(2) It seems to be a slow process (including rubbing down which I loath doing) doing all of this. Has anyone tried Vinyl Dye. I gather that this is far better and hard wearing when compared to standard paint processes. -----> http://www.vinyldye.co.uk/

Any comments or experience of this product?
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Post by Kayle » Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:32 am

Hi rob,

Do you sand the case before you use the primer?

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Post by Rob Thomson » Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:40 pm

I never have - but I guess a very light glass cloth sand wont hurt!
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Post by Scott Page » Sat Jan 14, 2012 6:40 am

Between coats you sand -- with what grit? Do you use wet paper? I have one more TX to spray, and I want this one to be superior. Have not chosen a color yet.

I was not pleased with the metallic purple on my wife's TX. I'd go ahead and add several more coats of clear with sanding each one -- but she's happy with it as it is and I'm tired of fighting with the metallic paint. Maybe if we were till dating ... :lol:

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Post by Rob Thomson » Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:06 am

I use the finest wet and dry I can buy. But only used 'dry'.

If not happy with the finish.. simply use a heavier grit and sand all the way to the plastic again!

Also. For bet effect use WD40 to remove all the stickers and labels! That is essential. Put them back on with double sided tape as that does not react with the paint on the stickers!
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Re: Custom Spray

Post by Spoogy » Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:35 pm

I loved to that white color when I saw it first time so.... ;)
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Post by Rob Thomson » Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:55 pm

Nice. Glad to see the respray idea getting a following!

I am thinking of using a colour shift paint on one!

So it changes colour dependant on the angle you look at it!


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Post by Spoogy » Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:26 am

I have that another front cover (as Rob knows) which I'm going to paint with my (pen) air brush. This one I did just with the spray cans. Planning of the color scheme is on progress... ;)
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Re: Custom Spray

Post by Hasse.69 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:04 pm

So this is my New 9X waiting for the ersky board.
It´s a "light" version.
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Post by Daryoon » Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:12 pm

Nice work. But why such a small photo? :(

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Post by Hasse.69 » Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:13 pm

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BIGGER NAW

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Post by Scott Page » Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:11 am

Finally got back to finishing the transmitter for my wife. In addition to the spray -- it has smartieparts board with USB mounted in charge port -- stronger springs for gimbals, bright LED backlight, replaced power plug with Futaba polarized plug, LiPo battery (3 cell).
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Post by Crucial » Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:59 pm

Nice work, got a source for the springs you used?

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Post by GTPilot » Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:09 am

I like the carbon Fiber trim. How did you manage that? Is it a sticker. I just ordered a 9x from HK. I am thinking a ferrari edition. Red with CF! 8-)

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Post by Hasse.69 » Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:11 pm

@ GTpilot.
Welcome to the friendly 9Xforums.com :D
Red with cf , hmm might give it a try since i was thinking of red anyway...
This is what i used , enough for two transmitters.

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Post by GTPilot » Thu Apr 05, 2012 4:59 am

Hi Hasse. Sorry for the delay in getting back to the forum. I joined and then lost the sign in info. Typical me... sorry. I ordered the cf stuff. I FINALLY received my Turnigy 9x. I also have a Spektrum DX8, but the telemetry receivers/ modules get expensive. So I figured I'd order a 9x and install FrSky. I'm pretty impressed so far. It's not bad at all. I had a Futaba T8FG Super, and this thing feels waaay better in the hands han it did. I like the feel of this radio. I haven't started modding anything, so I'll be reading up quite a bit this week to figure out how to load the new firmware, etc..
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Post by gohsthb » Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:21 pm

Hi Gary,
where do you fly? I'm from Naperville so not all that far from you.
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Post by Scott Page » Fri Apr 06, 2012 4:19 am

Crucial wrote:Nice work, got a source for the springs you used?

I finally got a vacation so am catching up on things....like 9x forums.

http://www.radiosouthrc.com/closeup.asp ... 8&offset=0 The springs are not cheap, but ... well.. I really like them.

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Re: Custom Spray

Post by Xavier » Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:02 pm

Hello

I am new on the forum.

I did this :

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Re: Custom Spray

Post by kaos » Sun Apr 08, 2012 1:20 am

Wow, you can have every conceivable RF module built in there and put 6 antenna on top of it. ;) that is a new idea. ;)
I guess you fly with some kind of board and strap around your neck/waist.


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