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    Lustrekote Primer

    Used Lustrekote primer on some drop tanks that I was going to paint with Lustrekote aluminum. But TF isn't selling Lustrekote aluminum at this time. Anyone know if Lustrekote primer is compatiable with other paints like Rustoleum, Perfect, Formla-U, etc?

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    Lustrekote Primer

    I've only tried Nelson's water-based epoxy over Lusterkote primer which works extremely well. I would expect that most enamels will work with it, though. For aluminum, try Krylon's "Rust Tough" Enamel, available at Auto Zone (and other places). I used some in a non-RC related project and was amazed at the quality of finish. It looked like slightly dulled polished aluminum, and would look very realistic on an aircraft. Don't know if it's fuel-proof but you could clear-coat it. It's not expensive and goes a long way so you can experiment cheaply.

    Good luck!

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    Lustrekote Primer

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    Why?

    And that bloody figures, since I need some for a current project.

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    Don't know why. LHS has been on back order for 3 weeks. Call Tower last week, they said some time in Sept which probably means Oct.

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    I don't think its just the aluminum, I have been waiting for 3 weeks for olive drab!

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    I think Formula U still comes in aluminum. Painted a Sig Kougar with it in 1979 and it looked fine. Is fuel proof. Works better if you can spray it with your own gun rather than the spray can.

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    But is it compatiable with Lustrekote primer?

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    Lustrekote Primer

    Never have used L'cote primer so don't know if Formula U is compatible, however, the polyurethane paints that I have used, including F'U have been pretty "benign". The old standard was K&B epoxy primer but now that you can't get it, I use Rustoleum gray out of a spray can, and I know that Form. U will go over it.

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