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Old Jan 05, 2005, 04:11 PM
Bill Bunn
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Fuel proof aluminum spray paint?

Can anyone recommend a good fuel proof aluminum spray paint?
Some of the paints that I have used in solid colors are fuel proof, but the
aluminum or silver is iffy.
Is there a source for spray cans of butyerate (sp?) dope?



Old Jan 05, 2005, 08:11 PM
Paul McIntosh
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Re: Fuel proof aluminum spray paint?

See if you can find SnJ Products Spray Metal. I used to fly with the guy
who made it. It was targeted at the plastic modelers but worked great on
slimers too. You can even burnish it with the available powder to get the
aged panel look. I finished an entire EZ P-51 with the stuff and it LOOKED
like aluminum!

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"Bill Bunn" <bbunn@highstream.net> wrote in message
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> Can anyone recommend a good fuel proof aluminum spray paint?
> Some of the paints that I have used in solid colors are fuel proof, but

the
> aluminum or silver is iffy.
> Is there a source for spray cans of butyerate (sp?) dope?
>
>
>



Old Jan 05, 2005, 10:11 PM
strathboy
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Re: Fuel proof aluminum spray paint?

Tremclad comes in aluminum and is fuelproof. Not sure if you can get it in
the USA if that's where you are. An earlier post mentioned Rustoleum which
is similar and I believe it is made in the USA.
"Paul McIntosh" <paul@mcintoshcentral.com> wrote in message
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> See if you can find SnJ Products Spray Metal. I used to fly with the guy
> who made it. It was targeted at the plastic modelers but worked great on
> slimers too. You can even burnish it with the available powder to get the
> aged panel look. I finished an entire EZ P-51 with the stuff and it
> LOOKED
> like aluminum!
>
> --
> Paul McIntosh
> http://www.rc-bearings.com
> "Bill Bunn" <bbunn@highstream.net> wrote in message
> news:10ton09l2eg3e19@corp.supernews.com...
>> Can anyone recommend a good fuel proof aluminum spray paint?
>> Some of the paints that I have used in solid colors are fuel proof, but

> the
>> aluminum or silver is iffy.
>> Is there a source for spray cans of butyerate (sp?) dope?
>>
>>
>>

>
>
>




Old Jan 06, 2005, 02:11 AM
Paul McIntosh
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Re: Fuel proof aluminum spray paint?

The metallic Rustoleums are not fuel proof.

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"strathboy" <strathboy89@rogers.com> wrote in message
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> Tremclad comes in aluminum and is fuelproof. Not sure if you can get it in
> the USA if that's where you are. An earlier post mentioned Rustoleum which
> is similar and I believe it is made in the USA.
> "Paul McIntosh" <paul@mcintoshcentral.com> wrote in message
> news:41dc888c$0$48129$ed2619ec@ptn-nntp-reader02.plus.net...
> > See if you can find SnJ Products Spray Metal. I used to fly with the

guy
> > who made it. It was targeted at the plastic modelers but worked great

on
> > slimers too. You can even burnish it with the available powder to get

the
> > aged panel look. I finished an entire EZ P-51 with the stuff and it
> > LOOKED
> > like aluminum!
> >
> > --
> > Paul McIntosh
> > http://www.rc-bearings.com
> > "Bill Bunn" <bbunn@highstream.net> wrote in message
> > news:10ton09l2eg3e19@corp.supernews.com...
> >> Can anyone recommend a good fuel proof aluminum spray paint?
> >> Some of the paints that I have used in solid colors are fuel proof, but

> > the
> >> aluminum or silver is iffy.
> >> Is there a source for spray cans of butyerate (sp?) dope?
> >>
> >>
> >>

> >
> >
> >

>
>
>



Old Jan 06, 2005, 12:04 PM
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I have used automotive factory match paint with good results. Like you get in spray cans at Pep Boys. I use Honda Silver for aluminum.
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Old Jan 06, 2005, 12:11 PM
Ted Campanelli
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Re: Fuel proof aluminum spray paint?

On 1/5/2005 4:28 PM Ted shuffled out of his cave and grunted these great
(and sometimes not so great) words of knowledge:

"Dupli-Color Truck and Van" paint is available in silver. This is an
acrylic lacquer that is as close a match as you will be able to find
(unless you custom mix) for SolarTex silver/aluminum covering. The cans
come with the adjustable vertical/horizontal spray tip that put down a
very nice, smooth, even coat with no "spitting". It is available at
Wal-Mart for about $4 for an 11 oz can. I can verify it is fuel proof
with 10% nitro. I don't know about higher nitro since all I use is 10%.

Another possibility would be the LusterKote silver/aluminum. Personally
I do not like the way that sprays though. I have had quite a bit of
"spitting" with the Lusterkote paints.

I would suggest buying a can and seeing if it is aluminum color enough
for you. It is not the shiny silver, but a lot closer to aluminum in color.

> Can anyone recommend a good fuel proof aluminum spray paint?
> Some of the paints that I have used in solid colors are fuel proof, but the
> aluminum or silver is iffy.
> Is there a source for spray cans of butyerate (sp?) dope?
>
>
>


Old Jan 06, 2005, 10:11 PM
strathboy
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Re: Fuel proof aluminum spray paint?

Ted, I too have had less than desirable results with Lusterkote. The
coverage was poor and I also experienced the spitting problem.

"Ted Campanelli" <tcamp@grumpyoldmen.com> wrote in message
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> On 1/5/2005 4:28 PM Ted shuffled out of his cave and grunted these great
> (and sometimes not so great) words of knowledge:
>
> "Dupli-Color Truck and Van" paint is available in silver. This is an
> acrylic lacquer that is as close a match as you will be able to find
> (unless you custom mix) for SolarTex silver/aluminum covering. The cans
> come with the adjustable vertical/horizontal spray tip that put down a
> very nice, smooth, even coat with no "spitting". It is available at
> Wal-Mart for about $4 for an 11 oz can. I can verify it is fuel proof
> with 10% nitro. I don't know about higher nitro since all I use is 10%.
>
> Another possibility would be the LusterKote silver/aluminum. Personally I
> do not like the way that sprays though. I have had quite a bit of
> "spitting" with the Lusterkote paints.
>
> I would suggest buying a can and seeing if it is aluminum color enough for
> you. It is not the shiny silver, but a lot closer to aluminum in color.
>
>> Can anyone recommend a good fuel proof aluminum spray paint?
>> Some of the paints that I have used in solid colors are fuel proof, but
>> the
>> aluminum or silver is iffy.
>> Is there a source for spray cans of butyerate (sp?) dope?
>>
>>
>>

>
>




Old Jan 20, 2005, 08:11 PM
Aeromodler
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Re: Fuel proof aluminum spray paint?

Rustoleum aluminum is not fuelproof at all. I sprayed a set of floats with it
and I had to use an overcoat of clear. Even the clear was tricky to apply. It
tended to disolve the rustoleum. So use thin coats. When it was finished the
color was an exact match for used Alclad aircraft aluminum. Good luck
 


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