Go Back  RCU Forums > RC Airplanes > Composites Fabrication And Repair
 How to paint a model in a mold? >

How to paint a model in a mold?

Notices
Composites Fabrication And Repair Carbon Fiber, Kevlar, Fiberglass and all the newest high tech composites

How to paint a model in a mold?

Old 04-19-2004, 02:01 PM
  #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Boogie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Gdynia, POLAND
Posts: 633
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default How to paint a model in a mold?

I have met with an expression of having a model painted in a mold. How do you do that?
Old 04-20-2004, 12:39 AM
  #2  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 691
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: How to paint a model in a mold?

After the mold has been waxed, you paint your color scheme onto the waxed surface in reverse order (dark colors first). You then lay up the composite panels over the paint. Usually the paint must dry completely first, unless it is a catalyzed system. The resin (usually epoxy) bonds to the paint and the color scheme is then transferred directly to the finished part. When you open the molds, the model is already painted.

-David
Old 04-20-2004, 09:20 AM
  #3  
My Feedback: (5)
 
dreadnaut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Oceanside, CA
Posts: 1,234
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: How to paint a model in a mold?

David, I'm intersted in this too.

Do you use PVA?
Old 04-20-2004, 11:40 AM
  #4  
Senior Member
 
Mike James's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Anchorage, AK
Posts: 2,565
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: How to paint a model in a mold?

We talked about this recently...

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_14...tm.htm#1449333
Old 04-20-2004, 01:13 PM
  #5  
My Feedback: (5)
 
dreadnaut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Oceanside, CA
Posts: 1,234
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: How to paint a model in a mold?

Checked out the thread. Great info, thanks. I've thought of that hard mask idea too.
Old 04-26-2004, 02:07 PM
  #6  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Boogie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Gdynia, POLAND
Posts: 633
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: How to paint a model in a mold?

Thanks for all the info. I have checked it and this is what I've been looking for.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Manage Preferences Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.