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Old 07-10-2011, 08:45 AM
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I am looking for some flat black paint. I am painting a lexan body so I am going to need polycarbonate. I'm actually having a hard time finding any. Pactra has some "Backing Black" that may be a little flat, but its usually used for a two step metallic, so not sure if its the stuff. Anyone know of anyplace? Thanks.
Old 07-10-2011, 09:05 AM
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It's impossible to paint a gloss finish lexan body in any matte color unless you paint the outside.
Old 07-11-2011, 06:28 PM
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I have tried to get the "flat" black look with backing paint and even kylon flat black paint. Foxy is right, it always comes out glossy, the best I've gotten so far was somewhere between satin black and gloss black which doesn't really look anything special, it looked more like a crappy gloss black.
Old 07-12-2011, 06:27 AM
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Maybe I'll just stick with a few sections and use flat vinyl on the outside for the appearance.
Old 10-13-2011, 05:31 PM
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Spray can - flat black - on the outside
Old 10-14-2011, 05:35 AM
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Wow... great job! How does it hold up? Did you clear coat it with matte clear?)
Old 10-14-2011, 08:26 AM
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Thanks.

I don't know I have never run it.
Old 10-14-2011, 09:09 AM
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ORIGINAL: calvin33

Thanks.

I don't know I have never run it.
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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuToUlGpR0E[/youtube]
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Awesome video DriftingNarwhal.. thanks
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Default RE: Flat Black???

Might be okay for a shelf-queen, but typical flat black enamel paint will chip off the first time you hit something (if all you do is paint it, itself, on the outside).

ORIGINAL: calvin33

Spray can - flat black - on the outside
Other than the obvious, the neccessity to paint the outside of the body -
- the only real viable options are to either use a tamiya satin clear to paint the outside of the body with (after painting the inside as usual) -
- or to first paint the outside of the body with some kind of polycarbonate/lacquer paint (that bonds to lexan), and then over-paint that basecoat with any (ordinary) flatblack paint.


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