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Old Jun 08, 2011, 09:05 PM
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Originally Posted by flyboy321 View Post
Yeah, just painted mine and then paint comes right off

Anything I could spray over it? Maybe like a gloss finish or something that would make it work better? One flight and the paint job looks bad
Typical for this type of foam. I wipe mine down with denatured alcohol first to (help) remove any mold release agent then paint. The longer you let the paint 'cure' the better. Trying to mask over a painted area will be rewarded with paint lifting off when you removing the mask tape. I did find after a long time on the plane the paint seems to stay better. I have a MPX Twinstar that I painted some 3+ years ago and the paint is hanging on just fine. FWIW, I normally use several light coats of Rustoleum paint. It does take a while to cure and will 'off-gas' for days (weeks) so you can't just leave it inside the house...unless you like a stinky house. Leaving in the sun to 'bake' on helps too.
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