F1wanabe
Just ran across this line of water based "professional paints" at Michaels. $12 per 12oz can . The color selection is amazing, from brights to pastels, black, white silver. Anyone try them yet?
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criznach
OOoooh looks nice! That reminds me... If you're near a hobby lobby store, they have a 40% off one item coupon on their website that you can show on your smart phone at the register. It's good any day, so if I need 3 cans of paint, I go 3 days in a row! 40% off everything if you're patient enough.
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Grabber5.0
Nice. Might actually paint one of my planes. I wonder if the propellant is still capable of eating the foam. Not that you should hold the can close enough to find out, but we all make mistakes.

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criznach
I've been meaning to try these but the cost at Michaels seemed a little high. Hobby Lobby didn't have them. I searched on Google shopping today and found several suppliers selling presumably the same stuff for $7-8 per 400ml (over 12 oz) can. They all have pretty steep shipping charges, but this led me to search locally. I found several places within driving distance that stock this paint for < $8 per can. Shop around! I'll be trying some on my next build and will try to post an update.
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Grabber5.0
What places?

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criznach
Jerry's Artarama is local for me...
http://www.jerrysartarama.com/discount-art-supplies/graffiti-and-street-art-supplies/liquitex-spray-paint-and-markers/professional-spray-paint.htm

Online with shipping there are a few:
http://www.dickblick.com/products/liquitex-professional-spray-paint/
http://www.amazon.com/Liquitex-Professional-Spray-Paint-Turquoise/dp/B008LUITB8

And it looks like Michaels does have online coupons, which makes their price not so bad...
http://weeklyad.michaels.com/coupons/?storeId=1056&promotionCode=Michaels-130901
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Grabber5.0
Thanks. Was hoping one would be local to me too. I'll check around.
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e3_Scott
I did a little searching around, you can get free samples sent to you to try out at

http://www.liquitex.com/samplerequest/

I'm worried about the "tex" part of the name in that there might be some latex in the paint although I can't find confirmation of that. Latex paints in my experience need some thinning and sometimes create a "skin" which under certain conditions will just peel off and can be quite heavy. It also is a heavy pigment paint leading me to believe it's weight even after drying might be more than simple and cheaper acrylic paints from the $$$ store or Michael's.

I looked at the Amazon link that criznach provides above and it only got a 3 star rating out of 5 on six eviews, biggest complaint was the spray nozzle clogging up too easily or causing the paint to splatter, so that might be something to consider before spending the money. Maybe even the Michael's store might give out free samples to try, not sure. My closest Michael's is about an hour's drive away and I was there about a week ago and didn't see it, perhaps it is not available here in Canada yet.

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criznach
I picked up a can of this stuff today at Michael's. I showed the 50% off one item coupon from their website on my phone, so it came to around $6+tax. If I decide to use it regularly, I'll just buy them one can at a time. I don't know if this a useful measurement, but the full 12oz can is 20g heavier than a full 12oz can of Krylon Fusion. I sprayed it on a test piece of raw MPF and it did not eat the foam at all. I even sprayed it pretty close as a test. It covers with a pretty thin coat, so the weight seems no worse, or maybe better than brushed on acrylic. It's nice and opaque so it doesn't take much. It does definitely have a latex-like smell to it, but so far the paint does not seem likely to peel off. In fact... WOW. I just broke my piece of foam as a test. The paint on the back side of the foam acted like a hinge, and was so stuck that I had to apply some force to tear it. It seems fairly waterproof. I tried to get some paint to rub off with water - no luck. I think it's worth a shot. Very happy with it so far.
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sgf323
The way you describe it breaking like a hinge definitely makes it sound like latex. Did you weigh it before/after paint? Take pictures?
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criznach
I'm going to paint my canopy soon and I'll weigh that. Pictures aren't very exciting because I only bought a light gray, but I'll take some.
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criznach
Canopy is painted with one light coat. 12.5g before, 12.8g after. I estimate it's around 30 sq in.
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F1wanabe
This sounds a lot like h2o paint but with far more colors. It is a latex for sure if it holds together at the break which may be heavy after the whole plane is painted. I'll be curious to see the total weight after you are done!
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criznach
I'm not using it for the entire airplane. I'm using Krylon Fusion. I just thought I'd try this on a small piece. But yes, I'm curious on a larger area.
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JettaManDan
i may have to pick up a can and see how it is...may be worth it for painting over tape hinges as extra reinforcement....
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