Originally Posted by PapaSmurf
It holds up pretty well if you do it right. Make sure to wipe the clips down with Isopropyl Alcohol to remove any residue. Do NOT use Rubbing Alcohol as it contains a lubricant which leaves an oily residue that prevents the paint from sticking.
Use paint designed for PLASTIC. Regular spray paint is designed for metal and won't stick as well to the plastic or nylon the clips are made of. Testors Model Car Paint is an excellent choice as is Krylon Fusion which is designed specifically for plastic and hard nylon.
Use 2 or 3 LIGHT coats instead of heavy coats and follow the instructions for how long to wait between coats.
If you remove and install new drives a lot you might want to go to a hobby shop or auto supply store and pick up a can of adhesion promoter to help the paint adhere to the plastic better.
Great advice as always
What I was more worried about was how using them affects the paint. Like dose it scrape and rub/chafe, stuff like that.
I have worked on some stunning show cars befor, so I can be real @$$ hole on the quality of a "Finished" product lol, dont know any other way to put it lol.
That being said, this build is a great example of that same kind of mentality I think. lots of detail work..after all its the small stuff that realy stand's out IMO.
I wish I didnt have to rush to get a computer running right that second when first buying/building this rig lol.