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Old 07-01-2011, 12:51 AM   #1
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Is there something you can spray directly on foam planes to make the the paint last longer? I see lots of foam planes at the field where the paint has rubbed off from launching, hanger rash, and landing. Maybe some sort of clear foam safe paint that will add a minimum of weight??
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Is there something you can spray directly on foam planes to make the the paint last longer? I see lots of foam planes at the field where the paint has rubbed off from launching, hanger rash, and landing. Maybe some sort of clear foam safe paint that will add a minimum of weight??
Hi Testor makes a clear high gloss spray enamel foam safe paint, make sure it says safe for foam on the can because testors makes a few different spray paints, use in thin coats, hope that helps, Chellie

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Use Minwax water base polycrylic. Lowes, Menards or Home Depot will have it. Apply it with a foam brush. Makes a very good paint protector. Goes on easily, dries fast and makes your plane look great. I use satin as I don't like the gloss or semi gloss shine. Will not attack foam. Comes in spray also.

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How about the Krylon Short Cuts that states safe for craft foam?
Has anyone tried that on elapor or Z Foam?

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How about the Krylon Short Cuts that states safe for craft foam?
Has anyone tried that on elapor or Z Foam?
the krylon short cuts paint works on foam, but use in very thin coats, it can eat the foam if used to heavy, the testors is better because it will not eat the foam if used with heavy coats, just my 2 cents worth, as i have used both of them, the krylon H2O paint does not stick very well and is very heavy IMHO, Take care, Chellie

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Originally Posted by swimmer View Post
Use Minwax water base polycrylic. Lowes, Menards or Home Depot will have it. Apply it with a foam brush. Makes a very good paint protector. Goes on easily, dries fast and makes your plane look great. I use satin as I don't like the gloss or semi gloss shine. Will not attack foam. Comes in spray also.

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I wonder.... u think it would be possible to put this polycrylic clearcoat on as a protectant so one could use regular spray paint to achive desired colors then apply a second coat of the polycrylic to lock it in???

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I wonder.... u think it would be possible to put this polycrylic clearcoat on as a protectant so one could use regular spray paint to achive desired colors then apply a second coat of the polycrylic to lock it in???
Haven't tried that but with the polycrylic being water based I don't see why it wouldn't work. Try it on a test article first to see how it performs.

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Yes, it works. I've done it on both EPS and depron planes.

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Pledge Future Acrylic Shine Floor Wax. Although they call it wax, it's actually acrylic clear paint. Water soluble and thin. I've airbrushed it to use as a clearcoat on foam.

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I use household vinyl silk emulsion paint ......... covers well in one coat ... water soluble to clean brushes but dries weather resistant.

You can get it mixed in store to the shade / colour you require ... only drawback is minimum qty is 1 litre ! But that leaves plenty for repairs and touch-up.

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