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Is there an reasonable way to paint and not ahve the paint come off? Id like to paitn it back because I want to have a black and blue spyder.
 

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isnt easier just looking for a black bolt? I dont think you should paint it.
 

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i dont think you'd be able to piant it youself, and not have anything stick or anytihng.... just look for a black bolt.... or have it painted profesionally.... but if you think you can do it go right ahead :)
 

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Yea they might be able to anodize it but it will most likely still scratch and mess up the paint. And most places dont do only one part. But like [^_^x] said looking for a black nylatron or derlin bolt would be a better easier way. But you might be able to dye it with RIT dye after a light sanding but that might not work either because the surface could still be too smooth.
 

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Mangudai, don't wanna put you down buddy, but why ARE you painting the bolt anyway.

I see a few problems that might occur.

1. Paint's gonna add thickness, and that might screw up your alignments and clearances etc. Probably affecting the performance of your marker.
2. The paint is just gonna rub off anyway, and probably real soon. Even if you anodize the piece, you'll just cover adding a thin layer, and that'll eventually rub off too.
3. I don't even know if buying a new colored bolt's gonna help in the long run. Especially (from I've been reading) with the propensity of the Spyder's bolt to rub and get scratched. In all honesty, I think a colored bolt that's all scratched up to show the aluminum under will look even worse.

The only real long-term solution to your problem is to get a bolt that is made of a dark/black material.

I know this doesn’t apply to everyone, but I like to focus on function over form. After all, what the use of something pretty if it doesn’t work well.

Just my 2 cents.

- Gil
 

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Good points ahve been made. I will just keep my stock bolt and take the venturi out.
 
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