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May 09, 2012, 06:13 PM
Low and Slow
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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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May 10, 2012, 06:23 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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May 10, 2012, 06:27 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.
May 10, 2012, 09:34 PM
Bellanca Kruesair
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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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May 10, 2012, 10:35 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.
Last edited by Captainhook1; May 10, 2012 at 10:41 PM.
May 12, 2012, 08:23 PM
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Thanks a lot guys
May 15, 2012, 05:44 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Captainhook1
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.

Pete
May 17, 2012, 04:55 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!
May 18, 2012, 09:33 AM
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Nelson is alive and well. http://www.nelsonhobby.com/

For a warbird, I would prefer Warbird Colors, though.
Jun 06, 2012, 07:42 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.
Apr 04, 2015, 07:16 PM
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Hey jbess, I have self adhesive warbird decals going over latex. I was thinking of two coats of nelson's flat clear, apply decals and then apply a final coat over everything! Your thoughts please.
Apr 10, 2015, 12:33 AM
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Klass Kote paints. period.
Apr 10, 2015, 08:32 AM
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Many ways to skin a cat,,,,,

Quote:
Originally Posted by jfish99
Hey jbess, I have self adhesive warbird decals going over latex. I was thinking of two coats of nelson's flat clear, apply decals and then apply a final coat over everything! Your thoughts please.
Two planes done this winter with Callie Graphics over clear coat

Zero is Behr latex, with Systems Three Satin Poly-u

p-47 is all rattle can

Both I clear coated first, smoothed the teets with 440, applied graphics, then came back a sealed the graphics,, works great


p.s.
The plane in my avatar is latex with the systems three + cross-linker too,, I use 20-20 fuel,, total glow fuel proof (painted graphic on that one)

good luck
Last edited by scale_only; Apr 10, 2015 at 08:40 AM.
Apr 24, 2015, 12:44 AM
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Thanks.

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