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can I use testors modeling paint?

Old 04-22-2006, 12:42 AM
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Default can I use testors modeling paint?

I have some nice testors spray kits and I wanted to know if the paint will stick to the lexan. The paint is made to stick to plastic models. thanks
Old 04-22-2006, 11:47 AM
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Default RE: can I use testors modeling paint?

It may or may not stick to the lexan. Lexan is different than the plastics used in models. But one thing it will not do is flex like it needs to. Once you use the body and it gets the slightest bit of flex the paint will crack and flake off.
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Default RE: can I use testors modeling paint?

Back in the 70's there was no lexan paint, so people used to spray the inside of the body with Krylon clear, let that dry, then use normal plastic paint. Worked ok. Good luck!
Old 05-09-2006, 02:23 AM
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Default RE: can I use testors modeling paint?

I used normal spray paint. It cracked and flaked off. You need to use paint for lexan. Try faskolor, pactra, tamiya, and if you really wanna get nice stuff get spazstix. But the spazstix is nice stuff but you will pay for it.
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Default RE: can I use testors modeling paint?

It depends on what kind of Testors paint it is. If your talking about the Enamels, then no, it will dry too hard to flex with the body. Pactra is actually made by Testors.
Model Master (Testors) and Testors Acrylics will work.
http://www.testors.com/
You'd be better off just buying some Faskolor, Createx, tamiya, or Pactra paints. You get more for the money.

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