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Painting Polystrene foam

Old 12-09-2007, 05:42 AM
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Default Painting Polystrene foam

I have just completed my second scrath built foamy, and would like to seal and inhance colours, does anyone have any recomendations

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Old 12-09-2007, 11:23 AM
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Default RE: Painting Polystrene foam

Snibo:
You could spray or brush a lite coat of clear water base poly on it and that will do the job. I ussually just give my foamies painted with the craft paints a couple of coats of Future or Mop & Glow vinyl floor wax stuff. I dont know if these brands are available in you country but Im sure you have something simular. It gives the paint a little depth and a satin like shine. Also the foam and paint clean up a little better and dont get so grimmy looking guite as fast. What ever brand you find give it a test on some foam first so you dont get something that will eat up the plane. Any thing water base is ussualy safe on foam. I have heard reports of guys mixing Future with the craft paint 50/50 and the applying it but I havent tried that yet, said to make it tougher and more of a shine to it....

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Old 12-10-2007, 02:35 AM
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[8D] cheers thanks for the advice i will give it ago.... i will post brand name ect for other in the land of OZ.
Old 12-10-2007, 04:49 AM
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i have found the mop & glo in Oz, you can buy it from bunnings, its called (pascoe's) long Life Mop & glo

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Default RE: Painting Polystrene foam

Snibo179,

Nice SO Build. Did you get the idea from Foamflyer's site or the thread in this section. Just curious if anyone is reading it.

Cheers,

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ORIGINAL: Fisher

Snibo179,

Nice SO Build. Did you get the idea from Foamflyer's site or the thread in this section. Just curious if anyone is reading it.

Cheers,

I am (sortof)
Old 12-10-2007, 04:19 PM
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Default RE: Painting Polystrene foam

I i found the plans for SO from typing into google how to build a foam plane...

then had some email contact from foamflyer. had a look at his site it is great.

and i must say for the first plane i and first time flying the SO is fantastic !!

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