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Old 12-27-2006, 08:57 PM   #11
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On my 80" B2 foamy i used 2 coats of minwax polycryl and then topcoated with 2 coats of Canadian Tire brand "ARMOUR COAT" rust paint and have never had a problem with glow fuel ( omega 10% ) doing any damage to the paint.
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Old 12-27-2006, 10:43 PM   #12
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Also depends on nitro content, some paint is fine at 15% and wont hold up running 30-40%.

Be very careful with base/clear automotive systems (PPG DBC, Omni etc)....the clear is tough and fuel resistant, however one crack in the clear or repair etc and you will very quickly have a mess on your hands as the base will be eaten by the fuel in a short period of time. Also with base/clear over composite structures (glass/carbon etc) where you may have the inside of the glass exposed to fuel (like inside an engine bay) if the glass it at all porous (not saturated when layed up) it can soak through and damage the base coat.

I use Omni base/clear on all my planes now (electric), however when I was flying glow I used Endura (nasty stuff, but tough as nails) which is acrylic I think, and all the paint (color and clear) is fuel resistant.

Omni is very cheap and easy to apply, provided you have the proper equipment.
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Old 12-28-2006, 05:37 AM   #13
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Where can I get Omni paint? When you say proper equipment to apply the paint, what equipment are you refereing to? thanks

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Nice thing about electrics is, you can use crayons.
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Nice thing about electrics is, you can use crayons.
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hello jon i've been paints cars for over 20 years so i know what will hold up the lurathane paints and clear coats will work as long as it is activated with the proper hardners for those paints now the base coat that goes under that clearcoat is not activate and will wear off very quickly just like enamel and lacquer these paints are not activated and can be washed off with thinners anything that comes in a spray can is not activate either
you must activate it your self once activated the paint will only last for a couple of hours depending on temp before it starts to activate and harden
once the paint is hardened about a week for a good full cure you can do what you wish
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