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Old 11-06-2008, 11:11 AM   #1
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Default Solvent to dissolve colour springs?

Any idea what I can use to dissolve a set of colour springs? Are the springs powder coated?

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Old 11-06-2008, 11:19 AM   #2
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Am assuming you mean the color coating, if so then brake fluid will do it.
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Old 11-06-2008, 01:36 PM   #3
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You could buy the sets of Tamiya springs that come in all white or all light blue. They have a tiny color dot near the bottom so people can't tell what rate your using...
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just Dye them black with Rit Dye, much easier and alot less clean up
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The paint is also taken into consideration with doing tension ratings
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The paint is also taken into consideration with doing tension ratings
as in, different color paint makes the spring rate change?




different color paint used as to distinguish spring rates......yes.
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Old 11-06-2008, 07:28 PM   #7
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As in the paint makes them harder or softer to a bear spring
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probably negligible. what's next? layer of CA on the edge of base plate will make the chassis stiffer?
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You could prob use aircraft stripper, graffiti remover, or easy-off oven cleaner.

All of which are nasty, use gloves.
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aircraft stripper....deadly, but holy jesus it works like a charm. Just dip your spring in there and in seconds the paint will vanish!
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Krylon paint stripper from your local auto parts store is what I used.
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