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Old 12-30-2007, 10:46 PM
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Need help tring to paint raptor 30 canopy but paint does not stickvery good it peels of when you pull the tape i washed it sanded it primed it andit still puls of any help please ou put all that work into it and it just pells of it sucks if you know what i mean help please. thanks
Old 12-30-2007, 10:53 PM
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take the tape off as soon it is painted if you didn't put paint on too thick it will look great // try it on a peace of glass first
Old 12-31-2007, 02:27 AM
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I got a guy at a graphics shop working on a complete one piece canopy wrap. Design posibilities are limitless only by the artists immagination.
Old 12-31-2007, 07:45 AM
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soop,
PLEASE,PLEASE,PLEASE, (is that enough begging??) post pics of that when its done. [X(]
Old 12-31-2007, 09:51 AM
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Hey soop,
I don't think i did too bad at my home made decals eh? When i get a pattern that i'm happy with, i'll clear coat it. Until then i'll keep playing with it. A new canopy looks to be around $25.00 so i'll get one to practice on. Each re-do costs me around five bucks and an hour of time.
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Old 12-31-2007, 09:53 AM
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Please don't even ask how the big picture got in there. I really have no idea. [:@]
Old 12-31-2007, 02:19 PM
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Nice xviper, very nice [8D]
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Thanks Big feet.
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Nice job
Old 01-01-2008, 03:18 PM
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nine replies and still no help on paint whats up
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Yikes! Sorry about that 69. [sm=red_smile.gif] Try this link.

http://www.raptortechnique.com/painting.htm
Old 01-01-2008, 03:34 PM
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If that doesn't work for you 69, i just google searched "how to paint a raptor canopy" and it listed several sites to look at. Good luck!
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Thank you xviper 69
Old 01-02-2008, 11:15 PM
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Safe yourself the headache and check out Canomod, for 100 bucks you can't beat them.
Old 01-03-2008, 12:28 PM
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if you just really wanna paint the plastic, make sure to put down a plastic paint adhesion promoter..
Old 01-03-2008, 02:54 PM
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wally world carries this in the automotive parts department...ken

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Old 01-03-2008, 03:46 PM
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Lookin good Viper!
Old 01-03-2008, 04:13 PM
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Thanks soop. I'm just waiting for the spring thaw so i can get back out to the field. I'm hoping for next wednesday. Started the year with a ton of work and have appointments to make tomorrow for more work . I guess that smart-a** comment i made about being self employed and going out to play during the week has pretty much turned out to be BS this year. The wife is jumping for joy though. [sm=kiss.gif][sm=lol.gif] Want to earn some extra heli fuel? [sm=wink_smile.gif]
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Want to earn some extra heli fuel?
What do you want me to do...Work in your shop?
Old 01-04-2008, 09:31 PM
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This is a Ritz dye job. It ain't flashy - but at least it ain't white.

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Old 01-05-2008, 06:38 AM
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I'll give you a call soop.

RCJon, how did you get the ritz thing to work? I tried it but all i got was a slight pink stain. The water was quite hot when i poured it in the pan and then set the canopy in it. Do you need to keep it on the heat while it is soaking?
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Ritz Dye: I put the canopy in a big pot with 2 packs of black dye and a box of salt. I let it soak for a week and it took only a little bit of stain. Then I put it on a propane cooker. I would heat the water to about 150deg F once or twice a day. I think I did this for 3 or 4 days to get the present color. Strange that black dye made it blue.
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no too weird rcjon.. there is no such thing as 'true' black. It's either brown/black, blue/black, green/black. they dye is just so dense that black is the apparent color. You managed to extract that little bit of blue that exists in that dye.

However, as far as painting is concerned I know nothing about the subject, as what I'm trying to say is awesome job on the dye/paint job!!
Old 01-09-2008, 10:20 AM
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RCJON why did you put saly in with the dye and where do you guys get the carbon fiber canopy lens cover thanks the runner
Old 01-09-2008, 12:43 PM
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I don't know the chemistry, but the salt is supposed to make it work better.

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http://www.heliproz.com/prodinfo.asp?number=134155

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