View Full Version : Whats best spay paint for Coro?
08-08-2007, 09:36 AM
Hey if my Junkers D1 gets past its maiden flight I'll want to paint her up in WWI colors! - Who's brand of spray paint best for this!
I need light blue bottom
Purple and dark green flat or silver?
08-08-2007, 03:54 PM
Tremclad is a great paint for coroplast, but I don't know if it has all the colors you need. I definately know it has aluminium, and two types of gray. They also have a dark green, but its glossy, not flat.
On my end, three stores I went to had different colors of Tremclad available, so you might get some we don't get here for all I know (still never found the Glacier Blue they claim to offer).
It's completely fuel proof and cheap. I give a quick wipe of the coro down using very fine dry/wet sandpaper used dry (just to get a bit of that shine out of the coro) and then wipe it with 70% rubbing alcohol and a rag to get it clean.
Sico Corrostop spray paint cans are NOT fuel proof! I painted that Me109 you designed with it, and the paint was flaking and bubbling and generally making a mess of itself after one flight.
I have no other experience with other paints to share unfortunately (Tremclad works for me, and I jsut choose paint schemes that I can reproduce with the colors it offers, heh)
I was at a NAPA auto parts store yesterday, they even carry camo colours in Krylon paints.
Don't know how well it works with coroplast, I'd wipe it with a solvent first to cut the oils.
My favourite solvent is Isoparafin (or Isopar), difficult to get but great to clean up overspray.
For the light blue, try Colour Place Enamel from WalMart. I painted the bottom of my Albatros wing 3 years ago and it hasn't been bothered by fuel and oil. There are limited colours, especially in a matt finish so for the purple, green and silver I'd buy some Avery A6 sign vinyl in the exact colour you need. Lay it flat before applying it to the coro and sand the gloss off with 400 grit silicone carbide.
08-09-2007, 07:34 AM
I'd really like to know the exact colorplace spray paint you use because it's not the first time I hear that colorplace is fuel proof, but a friend tried it here and it came right off! Is there a special wording on the can that we need to look out for? Got a picture of the can? :)
08-09-2007, 07:34 AM
Sorry for this, I was getting SQL errors each time I was submitting. I had no idea it actually WAS sumbitting!
08-09-2007, 07:34 AM
08-09-2007, 07:35 AM
I'd really like to know.....
oh wait, I had something different to add :lol:
Guys, get to know your local paint supplier.
Krylon primer makes an excellent binder coat to coroplast.
Next, buy yourself a liter of Benjamin moore Ultra matte acrylic enamel, and get your supplier to tint all the colours you need and put them in 250ml cans. It will cost you another $5, but its worth it. It dries quick, is easy to apply, has a nice dull look for warbirds, and is fuel proof. The primer is a must though!
If you want extra piece of mind, some varathane diamond coat water based polyurethane to lock it all in over top.
08-09-2007, 10:01 PM
weather shield by rust coat, you can get it at home hardware, i have had coro planes sit with oil on them for over a year and no paint is coming off.
08-10-2007, 06:59 AM
The last time I painted a model was the ME-109E - It was done using a primer Auto gray coat! Then I used Tamyia spary paints - Small and costly. Then was fuel proof with the diamond coat stuff mentioned! - Its was good and fast and expensive.
PS: I flew the Junkers D1 .40 size model yesterday - All I can say is Wow! this model design fly's great! - You might really want to reconsider letting the monoplane into the WW1 combat rules. Its chunky size makes this plane fly fairly slow. Mine was 42" and flew at 1/3 throttle nice and scale like. A .15 size could easily be done! - Easy build also! - Even if you don't use it in combat the design is great flyer. - Its a good design for a 2nd model after a trainer I figure!
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