Randez's Omnibot2000 Thread...

 
#1

X-mas came early! Smile


This guy needs a major cleanup, there was some greasy fluid coming from one of his elbows...
I knew it was about 25" to 26" tall but this thing is gigantic!
One of the wheels looks like it's starting to "melt" down/rub off so It looks like I'll be casting either slip over traction sleeves or making a mold of a good tire and casting the whole thing as one piece in urethane rubber or urethane plastic... The wheels appear to be around 3" everything about this thing is BIG! Sorry for the bad pic but my iPhone lens is all scratched up and there wasn't much light when I took the picture.

Thanks again to DJ Sures for the inspiration and tech know-how!!
This is gonna be FUN!


More coming soon...


Happy holidays everyone!!
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#2

Welcome to the Omnibot 2000 club! I'm working on a new control for EZ-Builder that will compliment 2 joint arms. I'll post a video when I get it working

#3

Thanks DJ! I can't wait to get modding Smile

#4

More updates? Cleaned this guy up yet? Most everyone washes him in the dishwasher. 400 grit sand paper and water with dish soap in it. Use it to wash away the Brown. It will take a few hours but you'll feel great when that guys white agian lol.

#5

Well I got him all taken apart cleaned with spray&wash to get rid of greasy areas lol. Soap & hot water washed... don't have a dishwasher. Decided to paint with 2422 Satin Dove White Krylon Fusion(I'm really liking the look of this paint). Came out really nice until I decided to clear coat and ended up messing up all the evenly sprayed base... So now I'm sanding down the messed up areas then will repaint with the Krylon Fusion and leave it at that. Smile just got my EZ-B kit so have been playing around with that. I'm in the middle of 4 classes right now so free time is hard to come by...
But as soon as I get sometime and pics I'll be updating. How bout u have you started one yet? Thanks for checking inSmile

#6

@randez yup started mine earlier in the week I've been whitening the omnibot with 40 lift peroxide and powder lightener from sallys beauty supply. It's way better now and I believe ill have all the whitening done today. The trick is uv light so I gotta do it in sunshine. I will eventually paint the bot but that will be a couple months out and I want it to look good till then. Plus paint sticks better if you remove tar and corosion first. I would recomend sanding wet. It's faster and smoother. Ttyl!

#7

I was going to do the retr0bright thing but the chemies , cost and time went with paint.

#8

I have about 25 dollars in my supplies , a gallon of the peroxide and 1 pound of powdered bleach. Mixing cup , gloves and brushes

#9

Is it really possible to get rid of the yellowish color by putting the parts inside a dish washer? I had once taken it apart and cleaned it in the bathtub, but all it did was taking off dust and grease. How can the dish washer clean it this good? Is it the hot water?
Mike

#10

Hey MikeDC,
One way is to use this way... http://retr0bright.wikispaces.com/
I went with painting...
jstarne1 might be using a modified technique.