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Nov 08, 2017, 07:44 PM
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Warbird colors, klass cote or latex?

Hey fellow flyers. I have a couple of planes either being built or repaired that need cowls/fuselages painted. I have an H9 P-47 ARF with the white cowl I want to paint red. I have a Aeroworks 60-90 Extra 300 whose cowl had several cracks that I repaired and a G & P fiberglass fuse P-38 Lightning that I will start this winter. Being that at least 2 of the planes are powered by gasoline engines(P-38 I'm undecided on-another future thread), I'm wondering what my best bet is as far as paint that's fuel proof and easy to apply. I've heard various pros/cons about each-Warbird Colors, Klass cote and latex paints. Would like to hear from some of the builders out there about their experiences with these paints as they relate to being fuel proof and ease/method of application. My initial thoughts on each:
Warbird Colors-Reasonable price, decent selection of colors, not sure of level of being fuel proof, fairly easy prep/application and clean-up.
Klass Cote-Being 2 part it's most expensive of the 3, good selection of colors, very fuel proof, more intense prep/application/clean-up.
Latex-Most inexpensive and readily available, infinite color selection, fuel proof for gasoline, easy prep/application and clean-up .

I'd really appreciate the insight of anybody that has experience building with any of these 3 materials. I know some of you out there are amazing builders and the beauty of this hobby is that you've been happy to share the wisdom, skills and experiences both good and bad with those like me who are newer to the hobby . With that, THANK YOU in advance!
Bill at MINI30BOB
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Nov 08, 2017, 09:18 PM
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This was done with latex... 50cc Yak 54 cowl. If I was running nitro I would clear cote it with Varathane diamond clear... nitro proof up to 15% nitro after allowed to cure for 21 days..
Nov 09, 2017, 08:26 AM
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This one is painted with Behr Latex, thorugh an airbrush and touch up cup spray gun, then sealed with satin finish systems three water based poly-U,, for details look

This has a ys120 and I run 20/20

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This one is also Latex and the same satin systems 3,,the cowl is rattle can flat black base though,,

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This one is painted with all rattle can off the shelf paint,, look here for full details
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This one is also Rustolem Camo rattle can paint

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