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    Preparation for painting monocote on a Warbird

    I'll be picking up a nice Corsair, that is covered in monocote. Eventually I will strip it and glass it but for now I would like to paint it. What's a good prep for it and would latex paint adhere to the surface. I'm thinking a good cleaning with lacquer thinner then a thorough scuffing and cleaning again. Prime and paint. Any other suggestions??
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    One of my buddies sprayed paint adhesion on the monokote first. He painted a TF Giant FW190 and it looks really great!!
    BobH.

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    This one was painted with model masters FS Intermediate blue on the sides and std. painters touch white underneath. I lightly scuffed the "painted" areas on the monokote with a light scotchbrite pad and cleaned with alcohol. "No primer" You want to spray the paint on as light as possible. Just enough to cover the color well so it can expand and contract with the monokote.
    If you put it on too thick, you'll end up with it cracking and peeling. Make sure the monokote is tight and adhered well. Click image for larger version. 

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    I haven't tried it on Monokote, but Krylon Fusion sticks to other plastics very well.


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