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Offline Alex Rillos

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Good enamel paint for brush work
« on: March 29, 2017, 04:46:49 PM »
I decided to paint my models using a brush and would like some opinions about paint. I already tried Rustoleum oil enamel but it takes too long to dry. Water based acrylics only for electrics? I use both glow and electric motors. Thanks!


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Re: Good enamel paint for brush work
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2017, 08:59:55 PM »
Jim Kraft over in Abilene has been brushing butyrate dope on his models for years.  You'd never know without close inspection.  It takes thin dope and a restrained brushing technique.  He posts here regularly.  Hopefully he'll see this.  He has posted about it here before, so a search should turn something up.
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Re: Good enamel paint for brush work
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2017, 02:49:04 PM »
Jim Kraft over in Abilene has been brushing butyrate dope on his models for years.  You'd never know without close inspection.  It takes thin dope and a restrained brushing technique.  He posts here regularly.  Hopefully he'll see this.  He has posted about it here before, so a search should turn something up.
Thanks, Gary. Got good info from those threads. Butyrate dope would be the way to go. Will test it with some plasticizers like Dave Brown Flex-All.

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Re: Good enamel paint for brush work
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2017, 08:39:59 PM »
I decided to paint my models using a brush and would like some opinions about paint. I already tried Rustoleum oil enamel but it takes too long to dry. Water based acrylics only for electrics? I use both glow and electric motors. Thanks!

     The best I have seen is 2-part epoxy. It is *much* easier to brush than dope since it flows out over a much longer period - minutes instead of seconds. With care, you can get decent results with it.

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Re: Good enamel paint for brush work
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2017, 10:42:29 AM »
     The best I have seen is 2-part epoxy. It is *much* easier to brush than dope since it flows out over a much longer period - minutes instead of seconds. With care, you can get decent results with it.

     Brett
Thanks, Brett. It sounds interesting. Which brand? I believe Hobbypoxy is not available anymore.

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Re: Good enamel paint for brush work
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2017, 10:49:17 AM »
     The best I have seen is 2-part epoxy. It is *much* easier to brush than dope since it flows out over a much longer period - minutes instead of seconds. With care, you can get decent results with it.

     Brett

Some brand paints offer "brushing additives." Retarders, designed for brush applications.

Might want to look into that?

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Re: Good enamel paint for brush work
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2017, 10:54:29 AM »
I just checked Klass Kote. Too expensive for me, at $35.00 a pint! But thanks anyway.

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Re: Good enamel paint for brush work
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2017, 06:32:16 PM »
Alex,
Rather than brushing you could get a Preval 9 oz. Complete Spray Gun from Home Depot for $4.97. I've used them and they work great with dope. One power head will get you through a full size stunt ship. You can get extra paint jars.

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