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spraypainting a servo Answered

does anyone here have any advise on how to best spraypaint a servo or if it can even be done without causing damage to the servo. thanks

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Kiteman
Kiteman

11 years ago

The best option would be to take the case off the servo and spray-paint that (several light coats, let it dry between coats). If dismantling isn't an option, just mask off the parts you don't want painted. Use masking tape (doh!), paper, modelling clay, whatever fits around the parts to mask without gumming up the works.

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 11 years ago

. Petroleum jelly (Vasoline™) makes a decent mask and it shouldn't affect the servo if it gets into the works.

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11010010110
11010010110

Reply 11 years ago

and dont spray too much - itll soak under the masks and get there. better do some partial coats and not 1 full

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Sandisk1duo
Sandisk1duo

11 years ago

why do you want to paint it? just paint it with a sharpie!

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budsiskos
budsiskos

Reply 11 years ago

well its not just the servo, its an rc robot and its not all flat

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Sandisk1duo
Sandisk1duo

Reply 11 years ago

you could use acrylic paints then you have a higher chance of getting paint where it needs to go

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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

11 years ago

If you do decide to take it apart, a tip. Not all servos are put together with machine screws, I've taken apart some which used VERY coarse screws, they almost looked like drill bits. So if you're having trouble unscrewing, apply just barely enough pressure to seat the screw driver and turn slowly.

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

11 years ago

. What kind of servo? A picture would help.

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budsiskos
budsiskos

Reply 11 years ago

just a basic rc servo