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can you dye or colour shock oil?

Old 07-05-2010, 10:29 AM
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i know the losi oil is coloured from the factory but just wondering if its possible to colour your own silicon shock oil with a food dye or something?
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Old 07-05-2010, 10:42 AM
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Why?
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Why?
+1..why?
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just wondering,no particular reason beyond keeping a tab whats in my shocks
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maybe when his shock break he can show off his 'amazing shock oil'
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Old 07-05-2010, 10:47 AM
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does losi oil 'break' your shocks then??
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Glowstick Goo in your shocks will amaze people.....
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Glowstick Goo in your shocks will amaze people.....
I paint the whole car with it...lol
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If the shocks are not hard anodized it becomes almost impossible
to tell the color of the Losi oil after it been in there a while.

Print off some setup sheets and keep a record of your changes
that way you KNOW whats in your shocks without having to
guess.
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Old 07-06-2010, 04:32 AM
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i have about 4-5 sets of shocks built with different pistons in,writing setup sheets wont help,i already do setupsheets.

shocks are hard anodised.

i have used the cd marker pens to reasonable effect on the shock body but it does rub off sometimes.

so judging by the responses so far i will assume no its not possible.

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Any oil becomes grey and corrupted after 20mns anyway

Seriously - I don't see why you couldn't use "basic" colorants... I have no idea about the chemical reactions involved though. Probably food colorants (those used in cakes) would do the trick.

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Team Magic also has colored shock fluid. It would be handy, I have gottten lost as to what oil I have had in mine as well at times. If you try the dye let us know how it works out.
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Originally Posted by fastboy View Post
i have about 4-5 sets of shocks built with different pistons in,writing setup sheets wont help,i already do setupsheets.

shocks are hard anodised.

i have used the cd marker pens to reasonable effect on the shock body but it does rub off sometimes.

so judging by the responses so far i will assume no its not possible.

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Why don't you just put them in a Zip Lock bag and label the bags.
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thats kinda what i do now..but you know what its like when you have a test day and your changing oils etc every couple of tanks,i forget to write back on the bag what ive changed lol (my memory isnt so good while on medication) so im just looking at a better option for me at the moment.

someone did mention to me it may have to be an oil based dye..not sure what or how tho.
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Why not just run Losi oil?
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