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Old Sep 10, 2012, 06:08 PM
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What Testors paint matches Solartex red covering?

I need to paint a cowling to match Solartex red (not vintage red) covering. I asked Balsa USA and they told me Testors paint, in the small spray can, matches. But they could not tell me which Testors red is a a match, and Testors makes a lot of different formulations of red spray paint. If anyone knows which color/number of Testors paint matches, please let me know.
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Old Sep 10, 2012, 06:27 PM
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I know it isn't Testors, but if you take a sample of the covering to Lowes, they'll do a pretty good job of matching it. They'll mix you up a small bottle of latex paint (semi-gloss, so you'll need a gloss topcoat if you need gloss) for about $2.50. Yes, you can spray it, if you don't mind mixing it with water (or clear Windex) and using a sprayer.

I got a custom sample to match the Cub Yellow Super Monokote of my wife's Cub, and it looks great.

CD
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Old Sep 10, 2012, 07:28 PM
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Captain,

I considered that, but not sure how well latex sticks to ABS plastic. Also, I need it to be fairly glossy. I don't have experience with latex on models - can it be made glossy?

Al
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Old Sep 11, 2012, 07:13 AM
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Al,

If you rule out the Testor's candy & metal-flake reds, plus the flat red, it looks like you only have 2 choices for spray cans - Bright Red and Red. If you have the Solartex, you could always bring a piece of it with you to the hobby shop to see which matches.

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Old Sep 11, 2012, 03:09 PM
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Whats wrong with Solarlac? Its made by Solarfilm specifically matched to their colours, fuel proof and flexible?
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Old Sep 11, 2012, 05:53 PM
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Ken,

That was my plan, but sometimes the color on the cap isn't necessarily accurate, so I was hoping to find out what number matches. On the Testors color charts, they have many formulations of red. My friend Asher Carmichael told me about a local company that will custom mix a single part urethane, so I will probably go that route.
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Old Sep 11, 2012, 05:54 PM
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Solarlac doesn't seem to be readily available in the USA. Wish it was.
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