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Old 10-02-2006, 12:30 PM
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Does anyone have a suggestion on a cheap fuel proof paint to put on my field box.
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Old 10-02-2006, 02:09 PM
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It wasn't cheap but I used Top Flite Lustrecote primer and paint. It's holding up pretty well after 2 years or so. You could also "paint" it with epoxy. It might yellow and it shows all imperfections but it is a durable finish.
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I use a spray epoxy on my engine compartments. I think it's labeled for appliances.
I got it at Wal Mart awhile back and don't remember what it cost.
One of the things I like about it is they want you to second coat it within 30 minutes.
Then let it dry a long time.
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I have always used oil based polyurethane paints from the hardware. They can be purchased in small pint sized containers at reasonable prices and with many colors to choose from.
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I used Rustoleum.
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Thanks for the ideas.
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Old 10-03-2006, 01:00 AM
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Appliance Epoxy white still looks nice after 5 years on my nitro flght box. I do not see yellowing and Windex will clean it up nice.
Nitro on it for a long time will eat the paint. I had a small leak in a plastic cool power 15% and did not know for a month or so. Had a towel under the jug. Noticed the rag was wet one day. Fixed that.... Just needs sanding and another coat right in that area.
Bought the paint at Wal Mart, available at Home Depot too.

Be sure to apply in a very open spot and/or out of the wind....it oversprays and floats well in the wind.
My black lawnmower has tiny white spots on one side to this day. It was 20' away..will not come off without damaging the lawnmowers paint..buff out probably. Probably would have wiped right off but I did not see it until next grass cutting day.
Point is the stuff is tough, and if you plan to stripe or anything cover the enitire area you do not want paint.
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Thanks. I just came from Wal-Mart and I saw the appliance epoxy. It didn't say a whole lot on the can so I wasn't sure if that was the right stuff. Now after reading your post I'm headed back to the Wal-Mart. Thanks for your ideas.
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