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Old 08-23-2008, 06:47 PM
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Is rustoleum fuel proof for 30% nitro fuel??
Old 08-23-2008, 09:25 PM
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No, This question comes up all the time. Stick with paints that are designed for modelers not home owners. You will read that rustoleum is fuel proof and I think it might be with zero nitro aplications but I know it's not with a 30% nitro mix.
Old 08-23-2008, 09:40 PM
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I've used it with 10% and it works fine.
Old 08-23-2008, 09:48 PM
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And I've used it up to 15%
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Old 08-23-2008, 09:53 PM
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Default RE: Rustoleum question

ORIGINAL: gnirwin

No, This question comes up all the time. Stick with paints that are designed for modelers not home owners.
All I know is I spent good money to have UltraCote paint shipped a long ways so I could have the exact color match in a "fuel proof" paint designed for modelers. The color was not even remotely close to the UltraCote color, and after 1 week drying it turned to a gooey mess as soon as fuel touched it. I stripped it and repainted with Rustoleum gloss enamel and it's been fine ever since. I fly 15% nitro.

Luster Kote by Top Flite, made to match MonoKote works fine also, but they have cut way back on the number of colors they carry.
Old 08-24-2008, 05:26 AM
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Thanks, It seems rustoleum is OK as long as you clean off the raw fuel and/ or burned residue as soon as possible. I hate lusterkote. Ditto on the lousy color match.
Old 08-24-2008, 08:27 AM
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There is more than one kind of Rustoleum. Some are good to at least 15% (my experience) others will come off with denatured alcohol. Know which ones to get. It is heavy.

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Old 08-24-2008, 08:38 AM
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Paint to match your covering????? HA HA HA HA. They say "matches your covering exactly" I think the people that are in charge of " matching colors" must be blind !!! In my experience I've found Rustoleum holds up fine w/ 15% fuel as long as you don't leave it on for very long !!
Old 08-24-2008, 09:22 AM
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How can one expect a covering company to provide a paint that matches exactly when they can't even make different runs of their covering match? I have run into this several times. Makes a matching paint darn near impossible (or maybe darn lucky).

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Old 08-24-2008, 10:23 AM
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30 %. Thats a tall order. I use Rustoleum and I like it. But 30% is asking alot of any paint.
Old 08-24-2008, 01:12 PM
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Default RE: Rustoleum question

What about the rustoleum finish? Does it spray better than lusterkote? Its a chore to get that stuff sprayed evenly.
Old 08-24-2008, 10:14 PM
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Default RE: Rustoleum question

Rustoleum is a very easy paint to use. It doesn't spit. It flows out nicely and gives a nice finish. But the Lustrekote, when sanded with 400 wet and then clear coated with Lustrekote clear is a superior finish.

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