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sparky1981
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Hi Guys,

I pimped my spark because I was bored by the standar whit color.
I took the cover af and decided to spray paint the cover and white stripes on the blades fluor orange/red

cover removed

cover removed

more tape

more tape


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blades1


I masked everything with tape and applied a primer specially for plastic.
Next step was to add a white primer for the fluor accent.

When that was done it was time for the colour.
I gave it 3 nice layers and it was bright fluor red/orange.

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After that is was time to re-aply the logo. I just black paint and a hospital injection needle.
It was not perfect but after it dried I sanded it down and it looked awesome.

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After that it was time for the clear coat.

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It took me 2 days and it looked awesome but there is a problem......
When I installed the cover back on the spark I noticed that the paint didn't stick to the cover.
I could just wipe it off.

I am not sure what happened.
any tips?






applied tap

applied tap

blades

blades
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You probably needed some sort of primer to key the paint.
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sparky1981
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I did use primer.
How can I edit my post? the layout is all wrong
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sparky1981 Posted at 2017-10-27 08:26
I did use primer.
How can I edit my post? the layout is all wrong

Just go to edit and delete what’s wrong the input again.
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it doesn't work. You can only edit for 2 minutes. This forum has some strange settings
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If you want paint to stick to a plastic surface you need to wash the painting surface with Krylon® Fusion for Plastic.  This will kind of etch the surface so that the paint will adhere to the plastic.  
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Hi sparky. I am not sure if I can get that here. The can with plastic primer should do the same. Maybe i didn t sand it good enough
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Looks good..
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Looks good, you have a final picture with the cover on?
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The colour looks fine, you wont miss it up in the air even in larger distances...;-)
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Viking-Pilot Posted at 2017-10-27 17:29
The colour looks fine, you wont miss it up in the air even in larger distances...;-)

But how can you see the color when flying?
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sparky1981 Posted at 2017-10-27 08:50
it doesn't work. You can only edit for 2 minutes. This forum has some strange settings

Weird, I did read about that before.
I can edit much longer, just checked on one from some time ago.
Are you on iOS, maybe?
PC and android, on my side, seems to work

EDIT after I wrote this in post #20
(https://forum.dji.com/forum.php? ... amp;fromuid=1051173)

it doesn't work. You can only edit for 2 minutes. This forum has some strange settingsView full quote
Not true, dont know why, but: (wait a bit)
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Just for curiosity, why not change the skin by stickers?
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Holy Jeeze! That's bright. Should be easier to see in the grass.
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I love your colour choice!
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DJI Susan Posted at 2017-10-27 19:05
Just for curiosity, why not change the skin by stickers?

a lot of the sticker kits obstruct the sensors and make the spark over heat, some really poor ones coming out from china at the moment.
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Yeah I don't like the stickers. I like it to look original but I also wants it to pop out so it can easily be spotted.
I ordered 2 brand new white top covers because my frustration damaged a small pin on the cover.

I did some tests with a small plastic part. I can still scratch it with my nail but I can't wipe it of anymore.
So I will just try to sand it more in between the layers and keep you guys updated.

I also did some tests because if it is made from PE it can't be painted. But as far as I can figure out it is not made from PE.
about the editing perhaps it will be unlocked on a different level?
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Lucas775 Posted at 2017-10-27 11:50
Looks good, you have a final picture with the cover on?

No unfortunately not. Because when I reinstalled the cover I had to apply pressure and found out that the paint didn't stick to the cover and I damaged the paint. So I have to start all over again. But I will post finished photos when I am ready. It may take me a week because I had to order a new cover   
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sparky1981 Posted at 2017-10-28 00:51
No unfortunately not. Because when I reinstalled the cover I had to apply pressure and found out that the paint didn't stick to the cover and I damaged the paint. So I have to start all over again. But I will post finished photos when I am ready. It may take me a week because I had to order a new cover

Would it not be better to order a coloured one or does it need to be in your countries favorite colour. Do you mind letting where you purchased cover and price.
Thank you.
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sparky1981 Posted at 2017-10-27 08:50
it doesn't work. You can only edit for 2 minutes. This forum has some strange settings

Not true, dont know why, but: (wait a bit)

Check post #12

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Lucas775 Posted at 2017-10-27 17:59
But how can you see the color when flying?

It depends on the angle and  flight direction of the drone , if you fligh in sport mode and not too far away its easy to se if you have a strong or different colour on your AC.
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S-e-ven Posted at 2017-10-28 01:53
Not true, dont know why, but: (wait a bit)

Check post #12

Hi S-e-ven,

It literally gave me a message that I could only edit the post for 2 minutes.  After that the edit button was just gone. I can make a screenshot if you like.

Maybe If I level up I have more rights?
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hallmark007 Posted at 2017-10-28 01:45
Would it not be better to order a coloured one or does it need to be in your countries favorite colour. Do you mind letting where you purchased cover and price.
Thank you.

@Hallmark007,

yes no problem.
They are really hard to find. You can find them on the Chinese sites but I ordered mine in Germany.
http://droneparts.de/en/search?sSearch=spark+cover
They didn't ship it yet so hopefully they do otherwise I am f*cked

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S-e-ven Posted at 2017-10-28 01:53
Not true, dont know why, but: (wait a bit)

Check post #12

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sparky1981 Posted at 2017-10-29 11:47
@Hallmark007,

yes no problem.

Thank you, look like a good price wonder why dji are not selling them, hope you get them soon
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Friday my new covers finally arrived. So it was time for my 2nd try.
Luckily everything went well this time and my little spark looks awesome!!!!

















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Friday my new covers finally arrived. So it was time for my 2nd try.
Luckily everything went well this time and my little spark looks awesome!!!!

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Friday my new covers finally arrived. So it was time for my 2nd try.
Luckily everything went well this time and my little spark looks awesome!!!!















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Friday my new covers finally arrived. So it was time for my 2nd try.
Luckily everything went well this time and my little spark looks awesome!!!!




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Friday my new covers finally arrived. So it was time for my 2nd try.
Luckily everything went well this time and my little spark looks awesome!!!!

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20171104_151420 (Large).jpg



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oh man I hate this buggy forum.
It gives you a failed upload and then it post 3 times and no way to edit
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That looks really nice and has to be helpful for keeping track of your bird.  I'm glad to see you got it worked out.
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Looks pretty neat, nice with the gloss finish and the color will help you out if you ever have to make an emergency landing and have to go out for a search and rescue mission...;-) nice job indeed.
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Very nice!
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Thanks guys!
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