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Old 07-03-2014, 02:17 AM   #1
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Well some of might have seen thread on repairing foam. Got that part done now ready to paint.

I assume Craft Paint, Latex, and Acrylic artist paints are first choices or is there something better?

FWIW I will be using a brush.
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Old 07-03-2014, 02:41 AM   #2
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Unfortunately,I have found to my cost that painting foam with acrylic or poster paint adds a lot of weight.If you don't need to cover a large area,consider felt pens.
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I think it depends a lot on the foam. On a Multiplex plane I'm building, the local hobby shop owner said Testor's spray paint is good, and I found it works great. I also know a guy who used Tamiya spray paint on his HobbyZone SuperCub, and it worked well. But I forgot if it was the TS or PS. One of them is for lexan rc car bodies, that's not the one to use.
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Testor Spray Paint works the best on Foam, make sure its the enamel spray paint and says safe on Styrofoam


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For gloss - I use Enamel such as Hammerite Smooth .......... for matt such as warplanes - I use semi matt household vinyl emulsion.

If weight is not a problem - then the vinyl emulsion and then clear gloss over top. The Vinyl produces a tough skin.

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This stuff ROCKS: http://parmapse.shptron.com/c/faskolor-paint-shop

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My favorite paint:

http://www.joann.com/krylon-short-cu...669917&CS_010=[ProductId]&gclid=CIXomrq_qb8CFU-Rfgodho4AdA
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Originally Posted by Porcia83 View Post
My favorite paint:

http://www.joann.com/krylon-short-cu...669917&CS_010=[ProductId]&gclid=CIXomrq_qb8CFU-Rfgodho4AdA
Short cuts is a good Paint, i have used it too, But its hard on some foams, it eats into the foam if you dont use very very lite coats, testors is what i switched over to, much better IMHO

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I've never had that happen with any of the short cuts cans. I've used it on every type of RC foam, even dollar store foam board. The key is to use the short cut cans, not the larger ones. The propellant in the the small cans is different than the larger ones. Same with the poly too, only use the short ones. I know people have tried the larger ones and try to spray it farther away to dissipate the propellant, didn't work for me.
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