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Old 02-01-2010, 09:26 AM
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I am getting ready to put some color on my integeral... This is my first electric setup and I have normally used PPG Concept in the past with my fuel planes. Is there a lighter/easier paint to use now that I don't need to worry so much about the paint being fuel proof?
Old 02-01-2010, 09:54 AM
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I use Krylon spray can paints on my e-powered models. Quick drying, low odor, good coverage, lots of choices.
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Your plane is electric, but consider this:
a) Somebody else may run-up their nitro plane nearby and spray your plane with a mist of fuel.
b) Your helper may have fuel on his hands from handling another plane.

IMHO, if you handle PPG well, stick with it and spray light.
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I'll 2nd the ideas of Ron.

Also consider if you still have glow planes in cradles, racks, carriers, etc.....that is additional sources for residual glow fuel. I used PPG on several glow pattern planes before switching to electric, and I'm staying with it:
- excellent ding, chip, and abrasion resistance,
- I know how to use it,
- It is pretty light....I'm usually <2 oz for all trim colors and lettering (over the white base from the mold).



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If you want to keep it light, spray light and use PPG, but use a single stage instead of the base coat clear coat system.
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I would stay with the ppg. I have also thought about spraying a single stage for lightness next time, but I like the "no lines" feel on a plane.

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Have sprayed somewhere near a dozen ships with PPG Concept. The results have been highly satisfactory and it is easy to use. The undeniable fact is that it is worse than awful for your health. If you can afford it, buy an outside air source hood style respirator.

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