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Old 10-05-2019, 04:56 PM   #1
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Hello All,

In the past, I used Perfect Paint to paint my scale warbirds. It was great stuff. Does anyone know if they are still around? If not, what do you all use instead of Perfect Paints?

Perfect was great that it had scale paint colors for warbirds. Made it easy to get a great look.

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Old 10-08-2019, 11:22 PM   #2
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Boy your dating yourself, you must be really old! . I have never used these but I hear good things about their product. https://warbirdcolors.com/
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Old 10-09-2019, 12:22 AM   #3
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Dave,

I have been at this since I was a kid in 1979. Back then, we built airplanes from a pile of sticks. They were covered in silkspan then doped. Later, we had monokote. In the beginning we had wood glue....then epoxy...then someone invented CA...haHoo. ARFs came years later. The first were foam board and cheap plywood. Looked good with zero durability.

thanks for the tip on warbird colors.
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Old 10-09-2019, 05:26 AM   #4
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Dave,

I have been at this since I was a kid in 1979. Back then, we built airplanes from a pile of sticks. They were covered in silkspan then doped. Later, we had monokote. In the beginning we had wood glue....then epoxy...then someone invented CA...haHoo. ARFs came years later. The first were foam board and cheap plywood. Looked good with zero durability.

thanks for the tip on warbird colors.
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Wow I must be old too, I remember all that . The foam board planes were Easy kits . War bird colors work great ..
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Re: Perfect Paints.

If your war birds are gas powered, just use exterior latex house paint. Works a treat and most shops can mix the exact colour you want.
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Re: Perfect Paints.

Yup ca glue came out in the mid 70’s and sold under the name of Hot Stuff by Satellite City which is still sold by Lee Valley . It had a light blue colour and was very unstable as it had a fairly short shelf life once opened. The screw on tip was dipped in wax to keep it sealed from moisture .
The blue colour was used so you could see were the glue was put as it was not cheap.
Another great fuel proof epoxy paint is Klass Kote if you can find a supplier. They make a whole list of warbird
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Actually CA was invented in 1942, I don't remember the fellows name but he invented it by accident when trying to make a new clear plastic gun sight. He didn't see it as a viable product until 1951 when he was supervisor on a project that required a strong heat resistant adhesive for jet canopies. It was put on the commercial market in 1958.
It was also used in the Vietnam war to help close wounds on soldiers being transported to medical care.
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Now back to paints ..... Jeremy you are definitely a pro at this... any up to date recommendations to help Dave K. out . Thanks.
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Re: Perfect Paints.

Unfortunately Perfect Paints are not around anymore. They certainly were great paints. And they were foam safe as well.
These days if you fly electric foamies latex house paint from HD or Lowes does the trick. My experience is that these are considerably better than the acrylic craft paints you get at Michaels.
For fuel planes some folks Use Tamiya or Testors or Model Masters paint but the containers are small and it gets expensive to finish a large planes.
I still have a small inventory of Perfect Paints (unopened) if you are interested.
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Actually CA was invented in 1942, I don't remember the fellows name but he invented it by accident when trying to make a new clear plastic gun sight. He didn't see it as a viable product until 1951 when he was supervisor on a project that required a strong heat resistant adhesive for jet canopies. It was put on the commercial market in 1958.
It was also used in the Vietnam war to help close wounds on soldiers being transported to medical care.
Your tidbit of useless information today.
Thanks Jeremy....I noticed that post but was away and couldn't get in my reply. I know it was in use in '65 in Asia.
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