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Old 09-09-2004, 07:35 PM   #1
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Painting sheme over Ultracote....

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Is it possible to paint over Ultracote and how?

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Old 09-09-2004, 07:45 PM   #2
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Yes it i spossible, you will need to mask off the area you want to paint, then rough it up slightly with some very fine steel wool, i think it is 0000 grade, if using automotive paint, get them to add a flex agent to the paint, that way it will give a little, let us know how it turns out.
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Old 09-10-2004, 06:50 AM   #3
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You Do NOT need ro rough up Ultracote or Monokote before paining.

I don't know why guys say to do this!!

These coverings are plastic. The top surface is plastic.

If you are too aggressive, or your "roughing agent" ( steel wool, sandpaper etc) is too aggressive you will end up with a scratchy surface or even worse "whiskers" so small that you won't see them until it's too late. AFTER you have sprayed.

Trust me, I know !! ( the voice of experience)

Simply wipe the surface thorougly with your ( appropriate for your paint) paint thinners.

Don't be in a big hurry, let that "wipe" dry before you spray ( minute or two.. )

We paint over Ultracote and Monokote on the canopy / hatches on our planes using this method. It works fine.

See the results on my website ( link below). CLick on "Big Red 2" for close up pics if you want.
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