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    ProSlot Armature Dye

    Hey all,

    I've bought Lucky Bob's "Yellow" and "Green", the Yellow is too yellow, and the green is too dark..

    Does anyone know what armature dye ProSlot uses? The Red dye matches perfect for Koford arms.

    I bought some Dykem Remover & Cleaner to clean off the armature dye, I cleaned the old dye off so the armature was raw metal.

    I like to keep my ProSlot arms green and my Koford arms red so I know which is which. (Though Koford engraves theirs)

    Anyway, I'm sure someone has figured it out by now?

    Thanks!

    -TheChad

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    Lucky Bob's also has red armature dye:


    Lucky Bob's Arm Dye - Red

    Also available in Purple, for coloring your Camen arms:


    Lucky Bob's Arm Dye - Purple
    (but showing as currently out of stock, when I just checked)

    Available from your favorite slot car raceway, or if no local source, online from PSCR at above link.

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    TheChad,

    Dan Debella recently gave me the following explanation when I approached him concerning the different dye/colours that were appearing on some of his S16D armatures.

    "At one time they were made unground with the powder coating on them, and were a dull green, blue or brown, depending on how hot the powder coating got. I now grind the stacks a bit to make them easier to balance. They may have some coating on them and maybe not. I dye them with our yellow dykem. It may or may not be identical to previous batches. If an arm is reconditioned, another may dye them red or blue. Yes, some can be just shiny yellow, some a mix of both as described above."
    If you need any further information, email Dan at dan@proslot.com

    He is very approachable
    Zippity

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    Okay, the Lucky Bob's "Yellow" IS the exact same color ProSlot uses... It doesn't look like it in the bottle, but once applied it is the EXACT same color.

    Just FYI incase anyone else wants/needs to know!

    -TheChad

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    One reason to use the lighter colors like yellow is that when the arm gets bad hot, it changes color darker. Way too hard to read the green, purple or black dyes.
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