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Old Jan 11, 2010, 02:57 PM
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Multiplex Easy Star – PAINT JOB

Multiplex Easy Star – PAINT JOB

I have an Easy Star which has given me a lot of enjoyment
I have added brushless motor which is very good
I am ordering another Easy Star which I shall modify to have ailerons
I want to paint the models to improve their looks
WHAT DO YOU PAINT AN EASY STAR WITH ??
What do you rub it down with ?
I have melted other foam models with paint and I don’t want to
melt an Easy Star
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Mel
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Old Jan 11, 2010, 07:15 PM
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use water based paints. acrylics work quite well. I prime with a water based varnish - polyurethane or polycrylic. foam safe.

You can find some foam safe paint in spray (aka "rattle") cans. or, you can use a brush but it will leave brush marks. The best way is with an airbrush which is surprisingly more affordable than you might think, especially if you have a source of compressed air.

You might also use something called "lightweight spackle" to fill any holes or rough spots. It's sold at home imprevement stores and is used for patching walls. You can tell if it's LWS by picking it up. If the jar feels empty, that's it. foam safe.
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Old Jan 12, 2010, 04:11 AM
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use water based paints. acrylics work quite well. I prime with a water based varnish - polyurethane or polycrylic. foam safe.

You can find some foam safe paint in spray (aka "rattle") cans. or, you can use a brush but it will leave brush marks. The best way is with an airbrush which is surprisingly more affordable than you might think, especially if you have a source of compressed air.

You might also use something called "lightweight spackle" to fill any holes or rough spots. It's sold at home imprevement stores and is used for patching walls. You can tell if it's LWS by picking it up. If the jar feels empty, that's it. foam safe.
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If they have that stuff this side of the pond. Probably been banned by the EU ??????
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Old Jan 12, 2010, 05:10 AM
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After cleaning down a repaired ez i used jiffy pressure pack enamel and its held up pretty darn good.
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Old Jan 12, 2010, 11:40 AM
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Thanks Phil
If they have that stuff this side of the pond. Probably been banned by the EU ??????
Best wishes
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I'm pretty sure water based acrylics are available in the EU. Don't know about the spackle but it's not toxic. In fact all those products are pretty safe.
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Old Jan 17, 2010, 06:50 PM
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elapor painting

for what its worth you can paint Elapor with pretty much any automotive paint elapor is appx 90% epp and 10% styrene, so its pretty good around solvents, I regulary paint mine with automotive spray cans, just use several light coats to avoid runs and you should be fine . Or you can start using iron on covering, low to medium temp films work great, look good and it can then be sealed around the edges with thinned goop, or even straight goop if you spread it around with your fingers,
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Old Jan 25, 2010, 04:14 AM
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Thanks Phil
If they have that stuff this side of the pond. Probably been banned by the EU ??????
Best wishes
Mel
It's easier to find Acrylic or waterbased paints in Europe than Oil based. Most of the DIY shops now a days sell more environmental proof / green products.
Don't know where your from but try Hornbach.
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