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Old 09-22-2002, 12:00 AM
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just got my whiplash today i see it says not to use lacquer type paints and thinners.i've been useing for the last few years on most of my models poly tone paints (f m enterprises) for most of my s**** covered and some fiberglass cowles .this cuts with m.e.k.
a little stronger than acitone and also been useing ppg auto paint
which is a urathane any problem useing either of theses?

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Old 09-22-2002, 03:01 PM
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Roy,

When we say no thinners, it just means don't wipe the airframe down with any lacquer based thinners. We use PPG DCC or DBC paints on our Whiplash's with excellent results. Finish up the paint job with Urethane clear for a hard finish. Since most flyers use 15%-25% nitro in the 40 size motors, the clear holds up fine.

One note of caution however; the Whiplash has a larg surface area, so be sparing with the paint and clear coat as to not add too much weight to the airframe. Thanks and Enjoy
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