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Old 02-15-2017, 07:13 PM
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In the past, I used Hobby Poxy and K&B clear epoxy paint as an overcoat. In time they yellowed over white surface and looked awful.
Does anyone know if Klass Kote clear epoxy stays clear ? Any suggestions for a non-yellowing fuel proof paint ? Thx. much. 'buff
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Old 02-16-2017, 03:06 AM
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Automotive clears, with the addition of a hardener, shouldn't yellow. Do not use aerosols, though. I'm not sure that they are fuel resistant.
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I wouldn't use Klass Kote anymore. I have used K&B, Hobby Poxy, and Klass kote. They are a heavy epoxy paint that nothing evaporates.. I use PPG Omni paints and clear from PPG. Easier to use.
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I wouldn't use Klass Kote anymore. I have used K&B, Hobby Poxy, and Klass kote. They are a heavy epoxy paint that nothing evaporates.. I use PPG Omni paints and clear from PPG. Easier to use.
Are they OK to use with glow fuel? And can you use the clear over latex?
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Old 02-16-2017, 06:21 AM
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No on the latex. Not sure about glow. Did you do a search for your answers? There are pages of forums on here for Klass Kote!!

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/sear...archid=5395988
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No on the latex. Not sure about glow. Did you do a search for your answers? There are pages of forums on here for Klass Kote!!

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/sear...archid=5395988
My questions were about PPG. A search turned up nothing. Klass Kote, which I've used a lot, works fine over latex.

Edit: Well that was the RCU search. A google search worked much better (including RCU results which the RCU search didn't find). Should have known better.

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I'm going to consider the PPG, since I have heard several good reports in the past about it non-yellowing. I assume that flattening powder works with the PPG. ( am I right ?). I know the PPG clear coat works great for beautiful gloss, since I've painted a couple Ford Mustangs with it, years ago. It's just that I use Klass Kote for models, and wonder if the clear would screw things up. I'm a dyed-in-the-wool old epoxy paint guy, when it comes to model airplanes with glow engines. So if anyone has clear coated their models with the Klass Kote I would sure like to know how it turned out---yellowing wise. Thx. much. 'buff
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I think that all epoxies will yellow over time, Auto paints don't seem to have that problem.


I would not spray them over latex, though. I think that may end in disaster.
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Balsabuff,
I have sprayed KK clear gloss on my last two pattern birds. Yes, it does slightly yellow. It looks worse in my basement under the florescent lighting than in direct sunlight. I have several flights on the XLT w/o any problems. The Illusion will fly this spring.
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Are they OK to use with glow fuel? And can you use the clear over latex?

I did answer you on PPG Omni-
No on the latex. Not sure about glow.
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Automotive 2 part/catalyzed clears are fuel proof. I race nitro boats with 65% nitro fuels, no problems with ppg, omni or any others. You can also get it in a spray can, check out y2k clear.
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