|11-21-2005, 05:14 PM||#1|
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I am: Bryan M
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What have you guys been using for fuel proof paint for you warbirds. I am trying to match silver coro. I have bought some latex mixed up at c-tire. Way off. would like to get it right this time.
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|11-21-2005, 05:32 PM||#2|
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I am: Dan P
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I use Benjamin Moore acrylic latex. Bring the coro, and a BM dealer can scan it in the computer and colour match it exactly.
Incidentally, if you are using silver coro, I'm assuming you have no camo on the plane, i.e. all your different colours transition in straight lines. So why not use adhesive vinyl? (the Avery sign making stuff) Its very fuel proof, easy to use and easier to repair than paint.
My P51 uses paint only on the inside of the pop bottle cowl. everything else is vinyl.
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|12-23-2005, 10:50 AM||#4|
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I am: Dave F
Join Date: Feb 2004
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Vinyl and Paints
You can get peel and stick vinyl from a Sign Shop. I ask for off cuts. I hand cut my decals with it. Look for the thinner stuff...
For paint I use exterior latex. You can get it computer matched for around $15 a quart/litre.
I bought a quart of exterior latex 'neutral base', which looks 'milky' but dries clear. I mix it half/half with dollar store Acrylic poster paints. ($1 for 2oz. of basicly any colour you want.) I thin it with windshield washer fluid and brush on 2/3 thin coats. It does not like raw fuel but any oil coming out of the exhaust cleans up fine. I LIKE the price and 'no stink' application.
Added 1.5oz. to my Typhoon and 3oz. to my WW1 S.P.A.D. VII.
It sticks to sanded 120/220 pop bottle cowls. Havn't tried it on coro though.
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|01-24-2006, 03:32 PM||#6|
I am: John G
Join Date: Jul 2004
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Bryan, Here's what I was telling you on Sunday,...
For clear coating I've just started using Dupli Color, Engine Enamel from canadian tire. It's not cheap, so i've put it on thin to last but it works great. Be careful around vinyl decals it will cause them to bubble.
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