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Old 06-25-2016, 10:15 AM
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Default Fuel resistant paint

I know Monokote paints and Hobby Poxy are fuel resistant, but expensive in Canada.
R/C airplane flyers had probably found several other spray paint cans which resist easily to nitro fuel. What brand or base is efficient against this gas?
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Most Rustoleum brand spray paints are nitro fuel resistant but not all. It would probably be best to test whatever color you choose before trusting in on a good looking model.
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One of the best (but not cheapest) is KlassKote; a two part epoxy paint. Incidentally, I believe it is made and sold in Canada
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Nelson Hobby Paint. Water based, fuel proof to 40% nitro and goes on with a foam brush and looks like it was sprayed. Thin with tap water, no issues with shipping, no smell no fumes, no fancy mask required. Lots of colors to match almost anything, they will even custom match! Camo, flats, high gloss, Monokote matching colors too! Worth a try!


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Nelson and Warbird Colors are both custom color versions of System 3 WR-LPU. It's excellent, durable and fuel proof. It can also be brushed, which is nice. If you want a rattle can paint, see if you have an English Color store or similar paint dealer. They can mix a 2 part urethane auto paint and put it in a spray can for you.
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+ 1 on the Nelson's paint also no problems shipping across borders

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I tried few different paints I had on hand and found Tremclad Rust paint by Rust-Oleum fuel proof. I flew a plane with it and on short term, it seems satisfying.

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