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Old Aug 31, 2012, 11:17 AM
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Originally Posted by forsakenrider View Post
Whats the best paint for painting these? I want to paint the top or bottom half of my all blue F-18. Doesnt have to be the best, but I need a way to see the difference in the sky.
You can save a bit if weight by just removing the blue paint on one side. It's pretty easy to do just using a bit of strong tape ($1 store duct tape)

Just put the tape where you want to remove paint and peel it off. I just use one peice of tape over a spot and peel it back and if spots are missed I quickly put the tape back on those missing spots to pull them up, this helps protect the EPO from having the shine removed by tape. (hard to type out, but basically don't keep using new tape over the white EPO as you can remove the shiney slick surface.)

I've done this with a couple of my F-18's





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Originally Posted by Joe 1320 View Post
I use acrylic craft paints from wal-mart or Michaels, once dry I seal it with a little water based polyurethane.
Yeah I've been meaning to use a polyurethane or polyacrylic on my not so glossy planes (My Dynams) to gloss the paint up and give it a touch of protection.
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