Ok ik it’s too early in the season to be worried about ascetics but what’s the best way to color metal. The two “right” ways to do it are anodizing and powder coating, and then there’s plastidip and of course spray paint. Plastidip and spray paint come off over time tho.
Anodizing is sort of expensive I think, and nobody has vats of battery acid sitting around so you can’t really do it yourself. Powder coating can be done at home with a 50$ sprayer and air compressor but you need to buy a toaster oven cause using the one in your kitchen causes all sorts of chemical food incidents.
I don’t have any experience in this area but I know lots of teams (generally for worlds) color their robots. What’s the most cost effective way to do this that still results in a lasting product?
It would also be super cool to see some pictures of past year robots if anyone wants to show off their teams coloring schemes and stuff.