Kit Building If you're building a kit and have questions or want to discuss kit building post it here.

Suitable Spray Paint

Reply

Old 04-02-2018, 09:21 AM
  #1  
Stickslammer
Thread Starter
 
Stickslammer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 312
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default Suitable Spray Paint

It looks like LustreKote is no longer available. I was hoping to get a can along with the roll of Insignia Blue I got for my latest build. Could someone tell me what they like to use for a substitute?
Stickslammer is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2018, 10:35 AM
  #2  
RBACONS
My Feedback: (3)
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Vero Beach, FL
Posts: 587
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

I iron a small piece of the covering I'm using to a piece of balsa and take it to an automotive paint shop. They have optical scanners that can match it exactly. Downside is you need spray equipment and a pint is usually the smallest amount they will mix, which is not cheap.
RBACONS is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2018, 02:18 PM
  #3  
flyboy2610
My Feedback: (1)
 
flyboy2610's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Lincoln, NE
Posts: 487
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

Originally Posted by RBACONS View Post
I iron a small piece of the covering I'm using to a piece of balsa and take it to an automotive paint shop. They have optical scanners that can match it exactly. Downside is you need spray equipment and a pint is usually the smallest amount they will mix, which is not cheap.
Check with NAPA Auto Parts. They made up a couple of spray cans that perfectly matched the green color of an old Ford pickup I had. Of course, it's only enamel. If you're going with electric or gas that would be OK. Glow fuel, not so much.
flyboy2610 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2018, 04:48 AM
  #4  
VincentJ
 
VincentJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Peterborough, NH
Posts: 3,702
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

If you don't have a spray gun and compressor, most automotive parts store that carry automotive paint will custom mix the color that you want and put it in a spray bomb can. It costs more to do it this way, but it will get you out of a tight spot if you don't have the equipment.
VincentJ is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2018, 01:07 PM
  #5  
Stickslammer
Thread Starter
 
Stickslammer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 312
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

Thanks Guys. I`m not too picky about matching it up perfectly. I just wanted to know if any other brand such as Testors or Tamiya would be considered glow fuel proof.
Stickslammer is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2018, 03:54 AM
  #6  
TomCrump
 
TomCrump's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Traverse City, MI
Posts: 7,609
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

Originally Posted by Stickslammer View Post
Thanks Guys. I`m not too picky about matching it up perfectly. I just wanted to know if any other brand such as Testors or Tamiya would be considered glow fuel proof.
I do not think that those paints are fuel proof.

I've been using Rustoleum on my glow models, clear coated with Minwax Polyurethane (oil base). Last I looked Rustoleum had a few choices for blue. Maybe one would match favorably.



Rustoleum aerosol is convenient to use

Last edited by TomCrump; 04-04-2018 at 03:57 AM.
TomCrump is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2018, 09:05 AM
  #7  
Stickslammer
Thread Starter
 
Stickslammer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 312
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

Thanks. I`m sure there`s a shade that gets close enough.
Stickslammer is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2018, 02:15 PM
  #8  
scale only 4 me
My Feedback: (158)
 
scale only 4 me's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Avon Lake, OH
Posts: 9,876
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default


I had to match some blue on the bottom of the my ESM Lak-7,, Went to Lowes and had them color matched one of the gear doors,, came out nice,, Used Satin clear over the latex,,, thread is here ESM LA-7 From VQ Warbirds - Page 38 - RCU Forums
scale only 4 me is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2018, 05:32 AM
  #9  
VincentJ
 
VincentJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Peterborough, NH
Posts: 3,702
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

Originally Posted by scale only 4 me View Post

I had to match some blue on the bottom of the my ESM Lak-7,, Went to Lowes and had them color matched one of the gear doors,, came out nice,, Used Satin clear over the latex,,, thread is here ESM LA-7 From VQ Warbirds - Page 38 - RCU Forums
Very well done!
VincentJ is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2018, 04:52 PM
  #10  
acdii
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Capron, IL
Posts: 7,734
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

If you use glow, beware not all Rustoleum paints are fuel proof. Usually the canned ones are, the spray ones though not so much due to the thinners used to spray. If you want glow fuel proof, then 2K automotive clear works great for it and gives it a nice hard shell. Just be aware that not all 2K is actually 2K. You would want the one that has a 2 part can that you press a button to open the hardener and then shake it like mad to mix, and you have 48 hours to use the can up before it hardens. It's very much like the factory clear on a car in a spray can.
acdii is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2018, 03:02 PM
  #11  
Wagon1
 
Wagon1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Pensacola, FL
Posts: 208
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

I've had good luck with Rustoleum gloss's up to 10% nitro. After that...?
Wagon1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2018, 03:14 PM
  #12  
acdii
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Capron, IL
Posts: 7,734
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

I use 15% so maybe? The can stuff holds up, but have not had luck with the spray stuff with 15%, it softened and got tacky. What you do need to be aware of is that the white will turn yellow after a while. My Chipmunk looked great for the first few weeks then turned yellow and looked old and aged.
acdii is offline  
Reply With Quote

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service