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Hydraulic cylinder components/painting deatiling

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When it comes to actually detailing/and or painting the hydraulic sections for lets say for a dump truck body, front (telescopics) what would you suggest? I have a few ideas of my own. I am open to your imput..there are alot of great modelers that contribute to this forum..

Also any tricks of the trade for the hydraulics to free stand? Stock plastic componentsand or possibly modified Thank you to one and all.

Kurt McLucas

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Here are some pics of the hydraulics on a twin cylinder wrecker boom.



This next pic is a scratch built boom extension cylinder valve


Here is a pic of the cylinder and rod end painted. The chrome rod is a kit supplied part.


Hope this helps

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