rchawk
Good Morning Pilots,
I am going to paint the FUSELAGE on my Wild Hawk. Can someone please give me some advice on what kind of paint to use on the foam fuselage that will not harm the foam , thank you
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Rcjetflyer2
Krylon h20 is really the best. You can find it a home depot or lowes. And here's a tip for painting foam: always test the paint on a scrap peice to make sure it is foam safe. That tip will save you a plane or two
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Argonath
just about any acrylic or water based paint (Non-spray) will work. Krylon H2O works but the colors available suck.
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rchawk
Thank you Gentlemen
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kaptondave
The this and other rc forums are loaded with information about painting foam models. Do a little research. You are not stuck with using the lousy colors available in water-based paints. For starters, Testors Universal Enamel, although expensive, works great and is available in a wide range of aircraft-suitable colors.
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rchawk
Thanks KaptonDave , I appreciate the advice and will do more research on the the different kinds of paints available for foam .
RCHAWK
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Argonath
Quick tip: when applying any new paint to foam, test it on a scrap piece BEFORE you apply it to your plane just in case it eats foam. Especially if it's a spray type paint.
D.I.L.L.I.G.A.F.
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kaptondave
If you apply a foam-safe primer first you can use any paint you want. I prime with Zennser's Bullseye Shellac, which dries in just a few minutes. Apply both primers and finish colors in several light coats, and as always test first.
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imyomama
where is a good place to find Zennser's Bullseye Shellac?

BTW here in TX .. lowes or Home depot don't carry the H20 ..

so back to the drawing board .. I bought a airbrush .. now shopping for paint and primer .... hobby lobby ?
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kaptondave
My Home Depot store carries Zennser. If you have an airbrush you can use Testor's Universal Enamal from bottles - still expensive but not as bad as the rattle can stuff. You should not need a primer for that, and if you are just applying graphics and not painting the whole thing it might not take much. Remember that paint adds weight.

As always test on a piece of scrap foam or in an inconspicuous place on the model before going all out.
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