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Painting chassis

Post by ROBBIE » Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:34 pm

I’m trying to decide what to do with the chassis and under body, I’m not going to match them to the body colour and no waxoil. I’m wondering if it would be worth using raptor or just go with under seal?
So what do we think then???
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Re: Painting chassis

Post by Philpy » Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:17 pm

Raptor gets loads of decent review, but it aint cheap is it?

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Re: Painting chassis

Post by timwilks13 » Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:56 pm

Depending on budget I think gold plating would look good, but maybe raptor is a more sensible option :D

To be fair the chassis' are pretty good out of the factory so if there is no chipping or rust just leave it.
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Re: Painting chassis

Post by ROBBIE » Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:09 pm

Got to admit Tim I’m not a fan of gold :yuk:
There are a few marks on the chassis, mainly where dirt has been trapped, slowly finding stuff as I clean it and this has got me thinking about keeping it clean
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Re: Painting chassis

Post by andyrew » Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:04 am

DO NOT USE ANY FORM OF SHULTZ OR BITUMEN BASED PRODUCTS.

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Re: Painting chassis

Post by ROBBIE » Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:34 pm

andyrew wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:04 am
DO NOT USE ANY FORM OF SHULTZ OR BITUMEN BASED PRODUCTS.

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
Totally agree. So is that another vote for raptor
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Re: Painting chassis

Post by andyrew » Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:19 pm

Havent used raptor myself. Scottie has tho so may have an opinion.

Used gravitex, seems okay but gets a bit messy. Gets coverage done nice and quick tho.

Are you looking to brush paint? I've just been using my first pot of corroless all on one chassis paint, inhibitor primer and top coat with glass fibres in it. Seems to cover well but goes of bloody fast. Like nothing a few mins it's drying. I like it so far.
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Re: Painting chassis

Post by ROBBIE » Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:08 am

Andy was thinking spray can, they seem to be a reasonable price, but brushing isn’t a problem
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Re: Painting chassis

Post by ScottieJ » Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:05 am

I'm unlikely to ever use Raptor again now I've used all the raptor I had. It's too hard, abrasion resistance is brilliant but drop something on it and it chips far too easily. It seems a bit better if it's thinned and then applied with a spray gun instead of a schultz gun but I'm still not totally impressed by it.

There's a guy local to me that will blast and primer our LJ chassis for £180. I'm going to do that and then will probably go down the same route as my lwb chassis, 2 coats of white Gravitex and then over paint it with whatever colour i'm using for the body.
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Re: Painting chassis

Post by ROBBIE » Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:54 pm

ScottieJ wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:05 am
I'm unlikely to ever use Raptor again now I've used all the raptor I had. It's too hard, abrasion resistance is brilliant but drop something on it and it chips far too easily. It seems a bit better if it's thinned and then applied with a spray gun instead of a schultz gun but I'm still not totally impressed by it.

There's a guy local to me that will blast and primer our LJ chassis for £180. I'm going to do that and then will probably go down the same route as my lwb chassis, 2 coats of white Gravitex and then over paint it with whatever colour i'm using for the body.
Is that price just for you?
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