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Old 01-31-2002, 02:44 AM
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I am in the process of covering my 1/4 scale extra 300 and need to paint the cowl and around the canopy. I have heard that the metallic's that tf makes don't match up to well. What does everyone else use on the metallic's. I am going to spray on a coat of clear coat lustercoat after to fuel proof everything. I have metallic blue monokote
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Hi Outlaw,

I have just had a similar problem using metallic 'profilm', I think this is 'oracover' to you US guys.

The only solutions I could find were to ..

a) visit an auto-body paint supplier and get the paint specially mixed

b) find a close off-the-shelf match.

c) devise a color scheme that will allow for a contrasting color on the cowl which can be sprayed using an off-the-shelf product.

I was fortunate in finding a close enough match, not perfect but I don't have air brush's etc that would be needed to apply anything I had mixed up.

Cheers,

Chris
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Hi Outlaw........I have used Metallic Red LustreKote on many airplanes. That is the only one that I have used. It looks real good, when used with the corresponding metallic MonoKote. I also overspray with clear LustreKote and that really enhances the color. Unfortunately for me, with the Red as my favorite, Top Flite has discontinued the Metallic Red LusteKote. Perhaps I was their only customer for this color???? My guess is that the metallic blue would work out real nice. Good Luck!

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