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Old 01-08-2009, 04:15 PM
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Default RE: Polycarbonate spray for acrylic?

well you've come to the right place.....
we happen to be a "Automotive" painter that happens to paint R/C cars....

for the most part for most automotive applications...because they will use various plastics on the car...you'll need to get some kind of Adhesion promoter.....
bulldog and house of Kolor make these as well "DONT USE THE R/C TYPE ADHESION PROMOTERS ON YOUR REAL CAR".....
but use one of the other ones and you'll be ok....
from there yes you'll be able to use the Tamiya paints...not the greatest but they do the job...would recommend House of Kolor,AutoAir or PPG but
if the Tamiya one is all you have in the color you like, you'll be ok just be sure to prep the surface good....

to start make sure there is no "Grease" road grime or waxes on it...clean it real good..then get a scottch brite (red) and slightly scuff it....
take your bulldog (they have it in spay can)...give it a light coat...wait a minute or 2 lightly hit it again...
then paint as usual...

make sure you have the rest of the car covered from any overspray.....
when done you can hit it with a Commercial clear coat....bout 4 to 5 light to medium coats....
(wait for the coats to flash dry as by the cans instructions between coats)
once dry....bout 24 hours you can Buff it out....

if unsure or you have any other questions let me know at www.RGXRacing.com