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just finished dying the stock rims off my t-maxx. they came out pretty good! my mom just gave me a grave digger body for my b-day so i dyed the rims green to match it. it was a pain to put the decals on but it looks pretty darn good.
 

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Come on Grinch give us some more info like what kind of dye did you use and how did you do it things like that. And when was your B-day???


P.S. Happy Birthday
 

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well... first i wet sanded the rims with water and 000 steel wool to remove the chrome. i used dylon dye that i got at a craft store. then i dyed them for about 35 minutes while constantly stirring. my b-day was the 1st. i'll try to get a pic of the rims to post.
 

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Now that is a much better post...good information. Can't wait to see how they turned out. Happy belated Birthday!
 

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Much better thank you:D
 

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cool. from now on i'll give more info when possible.
 

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Youll be a good poster yet not to say your a bad poster now. The more you can tell the better:D
 

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spot on! soon i'll be able to tell you guys about my homemade shock boots and skid plates!
 

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Cool another do-it-yourself-er. That kind of information is always welcome. Be sure to include things like what materials you used and any lessons learned...like what not to do.
 

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And dont forget the price of all the needed materials and were to get them.
 

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i'm in the process of giving it a good cleaning. as soon as i'm finished i'll try to get some pics. quick question: what should i lubricate afer cleaning and what should i use? and i'm gonna replace the gears in my throttle servo. what should i use in those?
 

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If your talking about cleaning you maxx denatured alcohal works great and its cheap to. Just get a spray bottle put some it and spray away. For lubing I like to use a dry lube from my local bike shop seems to work fine, I use it on the wheel bearings mostly. As for greesing the bearings in servo check with the manufacture to see what they use.
 

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I wonder how RIT Dye will work on the Lexan body for foloring the windows to be off the wall colors?
 

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I dont think Lexan is pouris enough. Let me know how you make out.

I'm in the middle of painting a body now.

For bearring lube, I use bearring oil by trinity. For diffs, use white lithium grease. I also use the lith grease around all points of closure on diffs and servos. Just a hair bead around the rim before you close it up.

I use zinc powder in the servos, VERY LITTLE at that. This stuff is hard to come by but does work well. I think they sell it for the little pine cars that you run in the boy scouts. Check your LHS.
 

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I just got finished painting my body and mounting it. I enmded up with a plain jane fire engine red hmmwv with tinted windows.
 

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cool. thanks. if i was looking for that grease though the last place i'd go is the lhs. i have to wait ten days for them to order me, get this... a header gasket! 2 weeks ago i had to wait for a shock tower. the woman there never knows what truck i have and they're only open for 3 hrs a day. would i find it at a hardware store or tool shop?
 

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Auto parts stores have it.

Sorry you LHS is so weak. That can be a real bummer!
 

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