I have used every type of Testors paint on just about every type of foam with no issues at all.
When you go to Hobby Lobby (or Michael's or Jo-Ann's, they all carry it), make sure you take a coupon with you. You can normally find one for at least 40% off one regular priced item. If you have a smartphone, you can download the free app for each place and get the coupon right on your phone.
Something else you can use are water based acrylics like you can get at the craft stores and in the craft section at Wal-Mart. Usually a buck for a bottle and they go on well. I've used them on almost all of my depron builds for small details that can't be sprayed on.
OK guys here is a follow up. Things did not go as expected.
Bough ta can of Krylon Short Cut spray enamel because it was the only paint available in Day Glo Orange. Taped up the plane with tape and newspaper, cleaned the surface with Denatured Alcohol, and sprayed the plane.
First thing I noticed while spraying is the paint looked flat, verse glossy, and appeared to have a gritty texture. Let it dry and it feels like sand paper and the paint wipes of like a powder.
If I had to guess the paint dried before it hit the surface. Only thing Ican think of is it might be to warm to spray paint. Did it in the garage which was around 85 to 90 degrees.
Hello, I am new to the forums, So I hope I put this question in the correct place...I am looking for a P51 silver touch up paint. I have whet to my local Lowes and they could not match this silver in water based Valspar sample paints. I just need something close to the original silver for wing tip scuffs and such...Any help would be greatly appreciated..
Bring part of the plane if you can with you to Joann Fabric or Michaels, both craft stores. Go to the pain aisle, look for the latex paint. The little tubes/containers start at .99 and they have every color possible, even glitter and metalic
Home Depot will also mix/match paint for you. I recently painted up my parkzone FW-190 wing tips and rudder to match the yellow on the underside of the cowling. I took the plastic cowl section into the store and they scanned/matched the shade of yellow with near 100% accuracy. The 8oz sample I got was like $3 and I still have over 90% of it left for additional coats/future touch ups. It's a water-based latex I think and perfectly safe for foam. Stuff is called Glidden Duo Tintable Tester paint.