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Has anyone ever painted the QDCs before? I have three sets of them that would be highly visible in my rig and want them black rather then shiny silver. I am pretty sure that as long as I mask them off properly then they will still work perfectly.
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As you said, make sure to mask them well. You will likely want to rough sand them so the paint sticks better. Don't expect any of the paint to stick to the compression ring (if you use this style) as it will smear/peel off when loosening or tightening.
 
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Since I have a ton of extra QDC's from swapping tubing size I will try it out on one I dont need and see how it turns out. Good masking and a once over with a 3M abrasive pad before primer and paint should give me a nice look. Will post pics so other people can see smile.gif
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spend a couple bucks and have them anodized or powdercoated (will have to remove/replace any o-rings though)
    
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The cost of getting a couple pieces like that anodized or powder coated would probably be quite high unless someone was doing a large batch of black. Something to think about though.
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It'll most likely look unnatural and will flake in time. The flaking will get caught near the interconnects then you'll have paint in your loop.
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true. most shops usually have a minimum batch fee
    
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It'll most likely look unnatural and will flake in time. The flaking will get caught near the interconnects then you'll have paint in your loop.

Ideally he will be masking it to avoid paint internally.
 
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