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Old May 09, 2012, 05:13 PM
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Best fuel proof spray paint

What would be the most scale appearing fuel proof spray paint for a fiberglassed wing surface?
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Old May 10, 2012, 05:23 PM
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Full Scale paint .
No,seriously....how can it look any more realistic?

IT's more what you're expecting out of it. Do you want it to look scale,or some sort of custom finish?
I bought scale stits covering materials,for a 1/4 scale Cub,and it's not at all expensive.
I spend a lot of time at an active airport.....I see paint from full flat sheen,to gloss that would equal show cars.
Whatcha' painting-that always helps.?
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Old May 10, 2012, 05:27 PM
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I am going to paint a 1/5 scale p47 with a fiberglassed wing. Its the republic version. So i want a full scale look.
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Old May 10, 2012, 08:34 PM
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There's Nelson Paints,(don't have a link) and a lot of people are using latex house paint...settle down....at least 25% of the planes at Warbirds over Delaware are painted with it.
Apparently,you thin it and spray or brush it and it works extremely well.
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Old May 10, 2012, 09:35 PM
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Jug is painted with Krylon and clear coated with luster-kote. Good for gas or glow fuel.

BF-109 is painted in warbird colors

All other models are painted with latex, good for gas but not sure on the glow fuel

The appearance will be good with most choices of paint.

Scale appearance is in the level of detail you put beneath the paint.
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Old May 12, 2012, 07:23 PM
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Thanks a lot guys
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Old May 15, 2012, 04:44 PM
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Jug is painted with Krylon and clear coated with luster-kote. Good for gas or glow fuel.

BF-109 is painted in warbird colors

All other models are painted with latex, good for gas but not sure on the glow fuel

The appearance will be good with most choices of paint.

Scale appearance is in the level of detail you put beneath the paint.
I've done that as well and the Captain is right. I've also used Rustolium paints for my WWI birds and so far haven't had a problem. My wheels I have to touch up by hand every few months after cleaning the grass stains off. But it's not a big deal.

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Old May 17, 2012, 03:55 PM
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Nelson no longer trades. Use Warbird Colors, water based and used by most top scale modellers. You could use KlassKote if you can afford it!
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Old May 18, 2012, 08:33 AM
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Nelson is alive and well. http://www.nelsonhobby.com/

For a warbird, I would prefer Warbird Colors, though.
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Old Jun 06, 2012, 06:42 PM
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I will second Nelson Hobbies Flat Clearcoat!

Behr exterior latex flat OD Green, flat white, flat black. Rustolium gloss black for de-icer boots then covered with 3 coats Nelson flat clearcoat with cross linker.
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