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Old Feb 23, 2012, 03:40 AM
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Type of paint to use for painting planes (foam)?

Hello everyone,

I would like to paint my PZ T-28. What type of paint is used to paint planes?
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Old Feb 23, 2012, 05:33 AM
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Any acrylic based waterborne paints will do the job
have great RC fun
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Old Feb 23, 2012, 06:09 AM
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The Testors and Tamya line of plastic paint in spray bombs works well for a lightweight finish.
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Old Feb 23, 2012, 07:17 AM
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Even water-based household paints will work nicely, what we call "emulsion" over here but I believe you probably call "latex" .

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Old Feb 23, 2012, 09:16 AM
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Acrylics work really well; one of the best is Golden, which can be purchased at some art supply stores.

http://www.goldenpaints.com/products/color/index.php
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Old Feb 23, 2012, 12:20 PM
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Lacquer works good on CPP foam. FAST drying.
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Old Feb 23, 2012, 12:51 PM
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The dollar store water based accrylics work great if your brushing. I dilute it a bit with water to thin it out.
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Old Feb 23, 2012, 03:18 PM
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Clean the plane with rubbing alcohol 1st!!! Krylon FUSION paint from Wally World works well. Use several very thin coats.
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 11:05 PM
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Plaid Apple Barrel and Folk Art paints work very well on depron and $Tree foam
wal Mart has the whole color spectrum in the crafts section.
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Old Mar 17, 2012, 01:59 AM
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I use water based semi matt emulsion (household internal wall paint) mixed by DIY shop to colour I want. That does a great job on WW1, WW2 warbirds where semi matt was the type.
Gloss - I use spray lacquer as sold for poster use.

Lacquer :



Here's examples ...

Me109 .. in semi matt emulsion ..



Undermarkings by permanent marker pen ...



HK Parkjet in Lacquer spray, freehand with no masking between camo colours ..







My 50mm EDF T45 before, during and after lacquer spray ..









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Old Mar 21, 2012, 03:59 PM
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painting foam

Hello, I just came from A.C. Moore's (a rather large craft store here in Knoxville) and the clerk there put me on something. I was looking for the H2O by Krylon, it appears a lot of places have quit carrying it. I ask the clerk and she said she did foam projects a lot and she used a paint called "Design Master" she said if it had Design Master on it she wasn't afraid to use it on foam. I bought several cans and when I got home I took a scrap of the Dollar Tree foam I am using for Jets and painted it,,,,,,,,It looks great. cost is slightly more than I gave for H2O but it has been several years since I bought any. Thanks for taking time to read my ramblings.

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