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Old 08-18-2014, 06:29 AM
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Default Methanol fuel Proof Paint?

Is t here any brand of spray paint that is methanol fuel proof that an be bought at a Lowes/Home Depot? I am especially interested in White. Thank You in advance.
Old 08-18-2014, 07:52 AM
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Old 08-20-2014, 12:34 AM
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Rustoleum for sure ,they make an applience white epoxy super stuff
Old 08-27-2014, 09:41 AM
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I know that Rustoleum is gasoline resistant. But is it glow fuel resistant as well? Because that's what he's asking instead of simply "methanol proof".

The only product other than butyrate dope, epoxy and a few of the two part clear coats used for automotive finishing I've heard of is Flecto brand oil based Varathane varnish. For low nitro content fuels up to 10 to 15% it does very well. The nice thing is that it can be used as a clear fuel proof top coat over non fuel resistant colour paints.

With strong nitro contents of 25% and higher it does get a little dull looking around the engine if it sits on the finish for too long. But it still protects.
Old 08-28-2014, 05:35 PM
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Rustoleum in fuel proof. I've used it as a finish for years. The models still look good. Like all paint finishes it pays to keep them clean and also to apply a coat of wax fairly often. I know that R/C guys don't go for high maintenance but it pays dividend to do the work in the long run.
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If you use Rustoleum, you must let it cure for a good amount of time; at least a week or two--more is better--for it to be reasonably fuel proof.
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I have read that the best Rustoleum for our use is the stuff marked for use against rust.
Old 08-30-2014, 11:14 AM
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I followed BUSA's recommendation to finish my Stick 40+ with Rustoleum. It had a few weeks to cure before I ran up an engine on it. During the course of the season the paint directly down stream from the exhaust turned to goo. Does anyone know what it actually is? I suspect they change the formula from time to time, or for different colors or types, and you really have no idea what you are getting. Might work sometimes, might not other times. It's a real pain if the surface of your hand built airplane turns to a sticky mess. I would never trust it again. Jim
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Not all Rustoleum paints are fuel proof. Only the ones that say "Fights Rust". The basic colors.

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As Paul has said correctly only the basic rust covering paints are fuel proof. All of the specialty paints and the gloss clear are not. You can also use exorust paints in the basic colors from ACE as they are also made by Rustoleum for ACE

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