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Old 08-29-2012, 02:32 PM
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What kind of paint works best for lexan bodies? Tamiya, pactra, or acrylic?
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Old 08-29-2012, 02:54 PM
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You want the POLYCARBOUNATE paint for lexan bodies, Pactra, Tamiya, Faskolor and several other companies make it.
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Old 08-29-2012, 04:24 PM
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Well I went to a arts and crafts store that sells model cars and planes and they had testors spray paint that said lacquer so I was wondering if it would work as good
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Old 08-29-2012, 05:34 PM
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It will work and then the first time you wreck the paint will chip off. The polycarbounate paint adheres to the lexan.
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Old 08-29-2012, 05:40 PM
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I've tried standard Testors and it does not adhere well at all. If you manage to get it to stick it will look pretty pooled and uneven most likely.

Tamiya PS-Sprays or Pactra only.

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Old 08-30-2012, 03:24 PM
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When i look up polycarbonate paints the testors come up and they all say lacquer on them nd other websites say they work well for rc cars
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When i look up polycarbonate paints the testors come up and they all say lacquer on them nd other websites say they work well for rc cars
You want the POLYCARBOUNATE paint for lexan bodies, Pactra, Tamiya, Faskolor and several other companies make it. Go to your local hobby shop and pick up one of the brands I mentioned or go to www.towerhobbies.com and get it there.
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I like the Pactra Polycarbonate Spray paint. Thats what I have used for every body I have painted.
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Spaz Stix make some awsome paints with different effects... make sure u get polycarbounate
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