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What paint to use for EPO foamie ???

Old 02-29-2020, 09:30 AM
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Default What paint to use for EPO foamie ???

I have an FMS Explorer small pattern plane (sold by Horizon). This plane is made of EPO foam. It's colors are hard to see at certain attitudes. Need to get some bright color on the wings. What is a safe spray paint for EPO foam???

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Old 02-29-2020, 09:43 AM
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Hi Johns, you would need a type of paint that would not harm the phone but an idea just popped into my head. If you have a good Hobby shop in your area you might look there and see if they have Top Flite Monokote trim sheets. I would get one of the neon colors and cut out the shape you need and stick it to your wing. I do this with balsa wood airplanes as it helps to tell if I'm right side up when flying!
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Hi Mike,

Thanks for the reply. I have also used those sheets, and they work very well over a monokote surface. The concern I would have is with their adherence to the foam.

Thanks again,
John
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You can use any enamel, epoxy or polyurethane paint without worries.

I have used Trim Monokote on foam airplanes and it adheres very well.
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Wink Another inexpensive foam paint solution

Hi John;

Stop off at your local Walmart, go to the Arts & Crafts section of the store and look for their displays of little 2 oz Acrylic paint bottles, literally dozens of colours, from mild to wild, at less than a buck a bottle. Mix these 50/50 with either water or Windex glass cleaner and use your airbrush. Does not hurt the foam. I purchased a 'dozen pack' for under $10, + a few oddball colors. Try this simple inexpensive solution, you may just like it, best regards from Wickenburg, Arizona,

Joe Nagy.


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Thank you guys........great ideas, and great help. This is a great community we have here at RCU.. John S
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EPO isn't bothered at all by standard rattle can spray paint. I have a Parkzone Stryker, also EPO, that I painted with basic hardware store Rustoleum.
Don't try to mask with tape though. The paint doesn't stick well enough to not pull off.
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Thanks Jester......I just bought some Rustoleum enamel red.

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