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what paint to use

Old 03-29-2006, 01:33 PM
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new at airbrushing, not sure what paint to use, i have several jars of the pactra rc paint and several jars of pactra acrylic, which is the better paint? i take it the acylic is water soluble and the other must be thinned. thanks in advance
Old 03-29-2006, 07:01 PM
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You won't be able to use the acrylic--it is not flexable and will crack on an RC body.
Old 03-30-2006, 01:23 PM
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the acylic paint bottles say for use on lexan bodies
Old 04-02-2006, 11:10 AM
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anybody here????
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Hmm, not sure then. I was always told that acrylic paints are not suitable for use on lexan bodies. Maybe I'm wrong, and if so, I apologize. Here's a good trial trick--paint a 2 liter soda bottle and flex it. The plastic is similar and should give you an idea how it will interact with the lexan. Please let me know your results!
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I just painted a xray m18t body with the pactra acrylic paints and it worked great. Water based so it's easy to clean up and no thinner to mix. I'll post some pics when i have a chance in the next few days. Very happy with that paint and highly recommend it to everyone.
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Great tip, thanks!
Old 04-04-2006, 11:23 PM
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Alright, here are a few pictures of my first painted body. It's a little rough in some spots, but I did learn a lot from it. I used the pactra paints and was very happy with how it turned out. It's nice that you don't have to thin them. Anyways, hope you all enjoy.[8D]
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