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Old 08-17-2011, 02:55 AM   #1
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Default What's the best way to paint a radio?

I've seen a few photos of custom-painted radios (solid colors like blue, white...). Has anyone tried this with success? What type of paint did you use? Clear coat?

I'd like to paint my EURUS white.
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Old 08-18-2011, 12:05 PM   #2
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+1 I'd like to know as well!
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Old 08-18-2011, 12:09 PM   #3
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Try epoxy base paints:

http://www.mecoa.com/acc/paint/index.htm

http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/web...1585-P_N3587_T

http://www.rustoleum.com/CBGProduct.asp?pid=101

http://www.klasskote.com/
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If I were you I would buy a cheap radio from like the hobbyparts or the like. like the $12-20 radio. So if it does'nt work out to your expectations, you dont ruin your KO.
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http://www.rctech.net/forum/radio-el...ektrum-22.html

td-civ has the answers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yq-ALa4nu5A
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Old 08-20-2011, 01:16 AM   #6
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Thanks - but he doesn't say how he did it. He just says he painted it white.

He did say he used an epoxy paint though. That sounds like a good tip.
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sorry, didn't watch the vid all the way through. Thought he was going to explain how he painted it. I want to do DX3R Pro as well so I'll shoot him a PM to find out.
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You have to totally disassemble the radio down to it's bare shell. Painting the radio will totally void the radio from any type of warranty and in most cases any repairs or service work period. I have painted a DX3R all white before and it is by far the easiest radio to totally strip down. The only other radio i have had apart has been an EX10 Helios and it's a little more complicated on the inside and i don't recall being able to remove the screen. The paint that seems to work the best is Krylon fusion for plastics. That stuff stays on pretty good with no prep work.
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td-civ used an airbrush to paint his DX3R with epoxy paint. Just remembered I have a paint gun for my compressor somewhere, sweet.
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Futaba 4PL, taken completely apart, cleaned, scuffed, recleaned and painted with Krylon Enamel. Cured with heat and after cooling, reassembled.
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