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Old May 04, 2005, 10:20 AM
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Painting EPP

I noticed several guys painting their Strykers. How do you paint EPP? Is it glassed first? Type of paint used? And how do you paint those trick flames?!

Did a search, but can't seem to find anything -- sorry if this is an FAQ...

Thanks,

Jason
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Old May 04, 2005, 02:06 PM
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I used special paints for foam before but the paint would easily come off.

For my Xfree I first applied a primer for plastics (http://www.motip.nl/upload/ti/1/WEBL278.pdf) and afterwards a regular lightweight paint.
I also used it on depron; the primer makes it much less sensitive to regular paint. You sill need be careful tough, when applying too much paint at a time it still starts eating the depron.

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Old May 04, 2005, 04:52 PM
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The local Walmart just started carrying a new paint by Krylon "H2O". It is a spray can with latex paint and water as a solvent. I just bought a couple to paint a plane (ultra fly cessna 182) for my dad. Even used it for striping. It dries a little slower, but applies nice and is very foam safe. I even tried puddles of it, then wiped off, without effect. give it a go.
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Old May 04, 2005, 05:00 PM
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I bought a can of the Krylon H20 and used it on EPP and it worked great. Sanded the surface and a couple of thin coats and it worked great.
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Old May 04, 2005, 10:21 PM
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I used Krylon Fusion on my bare EPP wing, and have had no problems, nor any paint loss, even with many hard landings.
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Old May 05, 2005, 12:01 AM
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Absolute best foam safe paint, in my opinion, in a VERY wide variety of colors is Parma. It's not normally used in the aircraft hobby, just because I don't think they've tried to penetrate it, but it's heavily used in RC Cars on Lexan bodies. It's not cheap stuff but it's water based and has no problems with foam. Their line is called Faskolor. Great stuff. Use with any airbrush or normal brush. Airbrush is better though.

http://www.parmapse.com/faskolor.asp
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Old May 06, 2005, 02:43 AM
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thanks!



All excellent ideas --- thanks!!
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Old May 06, 2005, 03:04 AM
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heres how to get some flames
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Old May 06, 2005, 06:38 AM
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I used Testors paint. It works well and doesn't come off easy.
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