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Old 09-21-2010, 06:10 PM
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Default What Paint matches ultracote??

Hello,

Well I have a fiberglass cowl for my GP extra 300, and I covered in ultracote. I don't want to paint the cowl just a solid color, I want to add striping that matches the fuselage, soI want to know the best way to do that. Ultracote on fiberglass?Matching paint? Tips and advice greatly appreciated!!

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Old 09-21-2010, 07:15 PM
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Default RE: What Paint matches ultracote??

I have ironed on Ultracote on top of fiberglass, but only on areas where the fiberglass part is nearly flat. And if the ultracote piece is fairly small like a stripe. If you want to paint, the high-end way to go is to buy pre-mixed automotive paint from Tony Stillman at Radio South (http://www.radiosouthrc.com/). You tell him what color you have and he already has the recipe to match that color (or if he has never supplied that color you can send him a sample and he will create the right color to match).

The only downside is the cost. I think it's like $40 minimum for one color. And you need a sprayer / compressor.
Old 09-21-2010, 07:22 PM
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Default RE: What Paint matches ultracote??

Ultracote used to make there own matching paint but they no longer do. My LHS still has some of the colors on the shelf and I try to buy a can every time I go there, I use quite a bit of there red. Getting really hard to locate. I have had it color matched at the Dupont paint store too with good luck. I have also found matches at the local hardware store.
Old 09-22-2010, 03:38 PM
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Default RE: What Paint matches ultracote??

Thanks. I found at walmart that Rustoleum seems to have a pretty good match.

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