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Post  ama353 on Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:29 pm

I have a couple of Cox RTF airplanes I'd like to paint.  Hopefully with a product that sprays easily, doesn't attack the plastic, and dries to a reasonably fuel-proof finish.

Any suggestions?

I've painted an electric F8F Bearcat with Krylon Fusion for Plastics and it worked well, but have no idea if it would be fuel-proof and no longer have the airplane.

Thanks!

Dennis



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Post  Kim on Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:18 pm

Hey Dennis,

I traded some notes with Ken on this subject, and am gonna be trying this paint on a foam Carl Goldberg Ranger 42.

Haven't tried it yet.  It's applied wth sponge brushes.

I'll post the our notes once I find them.

Kim

https://www.systemthree.com/products/wr-lpu-polyurethane-topcoat

https://www.coxengineforum.com/t11428-paint-for-foam-models?highlight=Paint+for+foam+models
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Post  akjgardner on Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:15 pm

ama353 wrote:I have a couple of Cox RTF airplanes I'd like to paint.  Hopefully with a product that sprays easily, doesn't attack the plastic, and dries to a reasonably fuel-proof finish.

Any suggestions?

I've painted an electric F8F Bearcat with Krylon Fusion for Plastics and it worked well, but have no idea if it would be fuel-proof and no longer have the airplane.

Thanks!

Dennis

The Krylon paints that I have used have stood up good against 35%nitro
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