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Old 05-12-2018, 01:12 AM
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Getting back into RC flying after some years off. Still very much nitro based but I guess I might move towards electric as I get new stuff in the future.

Anyway built a new flight box because my old one had fallen apart. I bought a small tin of flair fuel proof satin clear but not that happy with it because it isnít very sation, more matt, and it has run out before I could finish painting.

SoI need some more and thinking of going for a colour instead.

But two obstacles, no hobby shop nearby and the stuff is pretty expensive for such small tins. So wondering whether I can use anything else. Are car paints fuel proof - Iím guessing they must be. And if so, does it need to be the old style cellulose or will the newer water based ones work. And what about household polyurethane varnish?


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Oil based polyurethane. In the hardware stores here.
Old 05-12-2018, 09:49 AM
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I used to use an automobile paint, Dupont Centauri. The balsa was sealed first with a light weight fiberglass cloth and a lacquer based sealer. A lacquer based primer was applied over that and then the paint. Dan.
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I assume you will not use a compressor and spray gun and use 2-part automotive paints,and instead would like to brush on the paint!? I'm I right? Then use 2-part boat paint! It's fuel proof and is easy to brush on.

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