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Old 05-21-2017, 02:35 PM
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Which paint is best for a gasser. lacquer, acrylic, other? obviously need it to be fuelproof. I was thinking whichever I use, a coat of clearcoat would be required. but I don't know.
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I use Latex Paint and a clear coat on top of the Latex. Seems to work ok. Good Luck, Dave
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Many paints work with gassers.

I mostly use Rustoleum, but auto paints, epoxy, latex, etc, all are fine.

No clear coat should be required, when using the paints that I mentioned.
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I guess ill go to my local auto parts store as tower doesn't sell any of these paints.
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When you say "gasser" are you talking Gasoline or Glow fuel?
What type of plane we talking here, a warbird or a planes that need a gloss finish?
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I assumed gasser always meant gasoline. Sorry. It's a Big Stik. I have glassed, sanded, primed, sanded some more, and it's ready for paint. I want to do some pink for my granddaughter. Not traditional Stik colors. High gloss. I will be using an airbrush I got for Xmas..
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Originally Posted by stevenmax50
I assumed gasser always meant gasoline. Sorry. It's a Big Stik. I have glassed, sanded, primed, sanded some more, and it's ready for paint. I want to do some pink for my granddaughter. Not traditional Stik colors. High gloss. I will be using an airbrush I got for Xmas..
You are correct in your assumption. "gasser" does mean an engine that runs on gasoline.

A problem arises when the unitiated confuse gasser and glow. Many newbies fall in to this category. I think that scale only may have looking for a clarification.
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Originally Posted by stevenmax50
I assumed gasser always meant gasoline. Sorry. It's a Big Stik. I have glassed, sanded, primed, sanded some more, and it's ready for paint. I want to do some pink for my granddaughter. Not traditional Stik colors. High gloss. I will be using an airbrush I got for Xmas..
In that case, I"d use Latex and a compatible gloss clear,, you can get any color in the rainbow at Home Depot in a sample size

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You are correct in your assumption. "gasser" does mean an engine that runs on gasoline.

A problem arises when the unitiated confuse gasser and glow. Many newbies fall in to this category. I think that scale only may have looking for a clarification.
Exactly,,, His saying it needed to be "Fuel proof" made me think it was maybe glow,

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What is the recommended clear coat for latex?
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Originally Posted by scale only 4 me
In that case, I"d use Latex and a compatible gloss clear,, you can get any color in the rainbow at Home Depot in a sample size



Exactly,,, His saying it needed to be "Fuel proof" made me think it was maybe glow,
Makes sense.

Being a gasser, no fuel proofing, or clear coat should be necessary. The clear coat can be used for gloss modification, however. Polyurethanes are available in multiple gloss ranges. I've been using the gloss Minwax product for high gloss applications, and their satin, for warbird type air frames.
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The closest Home Depot is around 30 minutes away, but Lowe's is just down the road. I talked to the paint guy at Lowe's, who called his paint rep, who said they don't carry anything that he could recommend for an RC application. Ive gone to a local auto store where I can get paint by the quart, but at $30 each. Too rich for me. I'll want smaller quantities. I'll use more white than any other color. How do y'all feel about Testors paints?
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Yeah,, search the forums for "Latex Paint", no need to spend that kinda money IMO, they sell sample sizes at lowes too,,the blue on this is from lowes,, the rest is rattle can rustolem then Systems three Water base poly top coat.

More pics start here http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/rc-w...l#post12242889

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Ive seen those samples at lowes. I guess if it works for you than its ok. I'll go back tomorrow.
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Ive seen those samples at lowes. I guess if it works for you than its ok. I'll go back tomorrow. your pics are great.
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Originally Posted by RCPAUL
What is the recommended clear coat for latex?
Paul,, sorry I missed your question,,, you ask 10 guys,, you might get 10 answers

I've used this with great results https://www.systemthree.com/products...ethane-topcoat

Used with the "crosslinker" it glow fuel proof. I've had it on my only remaining glow plane for over three years, this is basically the same type paint Warbird Colors sells,,
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Originally Posted by stevenmax50
Ive seen those samples at lowes. I guess if it works for you than its ok. I'll go back tomorrow. your pics are great.
Tnx, Ya know,, frankly if you're just going with basic colors like Pink and White,, you can find colors like that in a rattle can on the shelf,, those in a high gloss enamel will work fine with gas no clear coat needed. I only offer the latex recommendation as a custom color option,, if you can find the colors you like already mixed ready to spray,, why even get the airbrush dirty?

Also, another thought
Using an airbrush on large surfaces with high gloss paint is tricky not to mention time consuming,, For larger surface areas like the you're talking about, especially the wing,, I'd use a touch up gun to get a wet coat on the whole thing so not to get any flashing.

Good luck
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Originally Posted by scale only 4 me
Tnx, Ya know,, frankly if you're just going with basic colors like Pink and White,, you can find colors like that in a rattle can on the shelf,, those in a high gloss enamel will work fine with gas no clear coat needed. I only offer the latex recommendation as a custom color option,, if you can find the colors you like already mixed ready to spray,, why even get the airbrush dirty?

Also, another thought
Using an airbrush on large surfaces with high gloss paint is tricky not to mention time consuming,, For larger surface areas like the you're talking about, especially the wing,, I'd use a touch up gun to get a wet coat on the whole thing so not to get any flashing.

Good luck
Agree here 100%. and airbrush will drive you crazy trying to paint a wing. Detail gun would be the minimum. BUT, rattle can it and forget it. Even store brands will be fine. You are thinking way too much here.. You can buy a handle for the can that makes it feel more like a spray gun, if you need.
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Originally Posted by Steve Percifield
Agree here 100%. and airbrush will drive you crazy trying to paint a wing. Detail gun would be the minimum. BUT, rattle can it and forget it. Even store brands will be fine. You are thinking way too much here.. You can buy a handle for the can that makes it feel more like a spray gun, if you need.
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These days, I rattle can most everything. It's much easier than getting out the HVLP gun, mixing the paint, spraying, and then cleaning out the gun.

These models were sprayed with Rustoleum aerosols ans clear coated with Minwax polyurethane, im aerosol cans.
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I went with a rattle can. no problem finding the color my granddaughter likes. I was just worried about it going on thick and weighing too much. but it looks like I'm going to come in at about 10 pounds for a 20cc gasser. I think ill be ok.
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Originally Posted by stevenmax50
I went with a rattle can. no problem finding the color my granddaughter likes. I was just worried about it going on thick and weighing too much. but it looks like I'm going to come in at about 10 pounds for a 20cc gasser. I think ill be ok.
If this helps, I use about six cans to paint a 100" model. Try to gauge your coats to take 1 1/2 - 2 cans per coat. Spray an extremely light coat the first time, then gradually increase the "wetness" of your coats. Wait approximately 15 minutes between coats.

I like to leave my freshly painted air frames indoors after painting. The second day, I like to place the painted pieces in the sun.

Enjoy yourself. Believe it or not, painting can be fun !
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Looks like I'm going to come in at around 4 cans. its looking good. I'll post picks soon.

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