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Old Sep 10, 2008, 10:29 PM
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How to Paint Blade CX Jet Ranger Body

I would like to paint my E-flite CX-2 Jet Ranger Body, I have never tried painting one of these bodies before, is it possible to paint from the outside and get a finish that will stay on and not flake off? I would like to paint it in Olive Drab if possible, one suggestion was to use Pactra R/C Acrylic Paint with a airbrush. Any suggestions or tips for success would be greatly appreciated.

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Old Sep 11, 2008, 03:11 PM
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use the water based paint. You can refer to these pictures to paint your heli
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Old Sep 11, 2008, 03:57 PM
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I used touch up paint from the auto-parts store...and then clear coated it well to prevent any flaking.......MAKE SURE you prime good before though...the primer sticks well to anything...the paint not so much
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Old Sep 11, 2008, 05:03 PM
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Id first scuff the surface with some very fine steel wool or 400 plus grit sand paper. Next clean the surface with soapy water (Dish Soap). Next, You can wipe the surface down with alcohol. Then paint. You shouldnt have a problem.
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Old Sep 11, 2008, 06:06 PM
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BladeCX2Runner, you paint that with a paint brush?
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Old Sep 11, 2008, 06:19 PM
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BladeCX2Runner, you paint that with a paint brush?
yes sir...took me 3 days of off and on work ....but yea ...even the clear coat was by hand.....
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