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Old 02-12-2011, 08:46 PM
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Default 21st Century fabric, need a paint to match cream color

Any recommendations? I'd prefer a spray can, but I also have an airbrush. I just want to match their 'cream' color as close as possible. Thanks!
Old 02-13-2011, 05:33 AM
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Default RE: 21st Century fabric, need a paint to match cream color

I had sample jars of latex matched at Home Depot to solartex olilve drab and linen. Take a lilttle piece of your fabric in. $2.94 each. Excellent match. I sprayed most of it.
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Good info, thanks Chuck!
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Default RE: 21st Century fabric, need a paint to match cream color

Further question- what type of paint would be appropriate for spraying over 21st Century fabric? I would want it to be fuel proof. Thanks
Old 02-13-2011, 08:20 PM
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Default RE: 21st Century fabric, need a paint to match cream color

I took a patch of cream colored fabric to THD and they couldn't match it...said it was too shiny????
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Further question- what type of paint would be appropriate for spraying over 21st Century fabric? I would want it to be fuel proof. Thanks
You would proably want to go with either a laqure paint or an epoxy paint because those are fuel proof paints. I think latex would also be an alternative you could use but I think latex is not very shiny.
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Default RE: 21st Century fabric, need a paint to match cream color

I think latex would also be an alternative you could use but I think latex is not very shiny.
Latex isn't fuel proof.
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I think latex would also be an alternative you could use but I think latex is not very shiny.
Latex isn't fuel proof.

Ok, I was not sure about that one.
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Default RE: 21st Century fabric, need a paint to match cream color

Looks like I'm gonna try Rustoleum; more than one person has said that it'll work w/21st Century. I wish I had done more research before buying the 21st Cetury Fabric! It's nice stuff, but has been a PITA finding appropriate paint! Thanks for everyone's input. [8D]
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Default RE: 21st Century fabric, need a paint to match cream color

Rustoleum off white (or is it cream) is almost a dead ringer for ultracoat. You cant tell from 5'.
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Default RE: 21st Century fabric, need a paint to match cream color

What kind of engine and what sized plane? Paint the whole thing and then it does not have to be a perfect match. If you need it to be really fuel proof because of a glow engine, YOu need to use something like warbird colors, Klasskote, or dope. You could spray Klasskote clear over it possibly. Just because you bought that fabric does not mean your are strictly limited to matching that color. That may put too many restrictions on yourself and make the job harder.

The reason I ask about size of plane, is that on a really large aircraft with a gasser, the whole plane does not have to be fuel proof. Just the areas likely to see fuel.
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ORIGINAL: vertical grimmace

What kind of engine and what sized plane? Paint the whole thing and then it does not have to be a perfect match. If you need it to be really fuel proof because of a glow engine, YOu need to use something like warbird colors, Klasskote, or dope. You could spray Klasskote clear over it possibly. Just because you bought that fabric does not mean your are strictly limited to matching that color. That may put too many restrictions on yourself and make the job harder.

The reason I ask about size of plane, is that on a really large aircraft with a gasser, the whole plane does not have to be fuel proof. Just the areas likely to see fuel.
A friend of mine in Ohio flys gassers and said that if you are using gas then Latex is the way to go because it is impervious to gas but not glow.
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Default RE: 21st Century fabric, need a paint to match cream color

Is Rustoleum  when painted over 21Century Fabric fuel proof from glow fuel by itself or do you still need to paint on a clear coat over the Rustoleum.
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Default RE: 21st Century fabric, need a paint to match cream color

I'm pretty sure Rustoleum's fuel proof. Someone care to correct / confirm?

I also may get an epoxy (automotive) paint, I know that'll be fuel proof.
Old 02-14-2011, 08:09 PM
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Default RE: 21st Century fabric, need a paint to match cream color

SOME rustoleum colors are fuel proof. I have used black and it is up to 15%, but not all of them are. Test test test. Just to be sure.
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Default RE: 21st Century fabric, need a paint to match cream color

I've painted solartex with rustoleum, black, white, red, yellow, blue, cream(or was it called off white) with no problems. Gray gave me problems at first, but I later learned that if I let it cure for a couple of weeks before putting fuel to it I was fine. I've heard silver or aluminum color was a problem. Cant confirm it because I havent used it.
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