Answered: Clarification on Painting Parts

In the past we’ve always been told that painted parts were acceptable as long as it didn’t come into contact with field elements.
However, we have seen some teams that passed inspection with painted wheels, (Which touch the foam tiles), and someone at our club recently mentioned that the no contact rule is no longer in place?

If so, would it be legal to paint our catapult bar, (It will be coming into contact with the large balls a lot)?


Yes, this is legal. Here’s the specific rule, , from the VEX Toss Up Game Manual. I’ve bolded the pertinent text.

Thanks Karthik!:smiley:

You’re welcome!

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