|01-31-2009, 02:03 PM||#1|
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Krylon Paint - Substitutes
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I have had a great deal of success using Krylon Aerosol paints over Solartex fabric. My 1/5 scale Pica Waco was done this way and I just LOVE the stuff! But it took 7 cans of aerosol to do the job. This was not a problem expense wise, but it was a nuisance running up to get a couple more cans. I am now about to paint a 1/4 scale Skybolt (Dario Brisighella's) and a 1/4 scale BUSA Cub (J3 kit that I bashed into a PA1 Both these aircraft are covered with Sig Coverall and have a coat of Nitrate dope. Rib stitching and tape are applied and doped as well. Then all are covered with 2 lite coats of Minwax Polycrylic and lightly sanded as a base for the color. Both will be basicly white but would take many, many spray cans to create a good coating. I see that Krylon sell an Acrylic Latex in regular quart cans under the "Color Creations" name and I think this product would work well for me. I could then use the Krylon aerosol cans for the trim colors. But I can't find a Canadian supplier for the Krylon cans and therefore the question ...!
Does anyone know of a paint that I could use in place of the Krylon for the white that the Krylon colours would be compatible with?? There is a lot of "open structure" on the wings so stuff like Tremclad won't work as it is too hard and crackes (don't ask how iI know!!)
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|01-31-2009, 03:00 PM||#2|
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Re: Krylon Paint - Substitutes
I have not used the Krylon Latex brand paint, but I have tried many different Latex brand paints. The best I have found for model airplanes is the Behr Exterior latex available at Home Depot.
You should have no problem with the latex. Why not use latex for the trim colours? If you have an airbrush, it will turn it great.
Another option is the Auto Air Colors paint
These can be purchased at most auto paint supply companies. they are small bottles, but they are a high pigment paint and a little goes a long way. You'll need an airbrush.
I have had great results with these over latex. But I have only tried them with Behr.
It is always a good idea to test different types of paints on sample pieces before your plane just ot be certain you do not have a reaction.
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