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Old 11-08-2014, 10:14 AM   #1
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Decorating Flite Test Foamies

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Is paint or tape better when adding colour to a plane made of foam board?
Should either be done before assembly or after?
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Old 11-08-2014, 09:24 PM   #2
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Re: Decorating Flite Test Foamies

Sharpie markers are cheap, easy and don't look to bad and take little time.

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Re: Decorating Flite Test Foamies

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Sharpie markers are cheap, easy and don't look to bad and take little time.


I tried paint at first on dollartree foam board and some paints shrink the foamboard and react with it.

Then I tried some sharpies and it works great
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Re: Decorating Flite Test Foamies

Colored packing tape works well. Can be used as covering/waterproofing as well.
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Re: Decorating Flite Test Foamies

Love Sharpie's....I use them for my electric plastic props...they look like wood props on my Cubs and L-4's
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Re: Decorating Flite Test Foamies

Not sure about "Flight Test Foamies," don't really know what hey are However, on all of my indoor foamies I've had great luck and success with packing tape. It comes in a multitude of colours, is very thin (read light), sticks to Depron very well and will even add a bit of strength. The most difficult thing about the tape is cutting the patterns. I get around this by keeping all of my "waxed" paper vinyl backing material, applying the tape to this and then cutting out patterns. The backing material will hold the tape while you're working with it and it won't affect the packing tape when you pull it off. My son, on the other hand, likes to use water based spray paints to decorate his foamies; to each his own I've never used Sharpies or markers.

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