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#1 Dan Miller

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Posted 01 April 2019 - 02:56 PM

Airbrush painters...

 

I see Pactra Racing Finish fluorescent paints for R/C cars in 2/3 oz bottles for sale. There are two different colors of lids on the bottles. Black lids and white lids. Which are the fresh ones and which are old stock?

 

I wish to airbrush it on Lexan bodies. Do I cut this stuff with acetone, MEK, or just plain lacquer thinner?

 

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Posted 01 April 2019 - 03:30 PM

I use a lot of the Pactra paint. For me, the best thinner for the flourescent paint is the Pactra thinner. For the regular colors I use laquer thinner. 

 

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BTW... The black lids are newer than the white ones.


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Posted 02 April 2019 - 03:14 PM

Acetone


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Posted 02 April 2019 - 04:20 PM

Noose, why acetone, because it evaporates quicker?  I've been having trouble with .005 bodies splitting after I paint them will acetone cure this problem?  Are my proportions wrong.  I have a Pactra info sheet saying to mix 50-50, which is what I've been doing, then I saw somewhere where it said to mix 9-1.  What is the correct?  If anyone would know it would be you.


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Posted 02 April 2019 - 05:02 PM

I used to dilute it 50/50. I stopped using lacquer about 2 years ago. Unless I have a chrome request I just use Createx/Faskolers.


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Posted 02 April 2019 - 05:42 PM

I mix roughly 50/50. Maybe a little more thinner for fluorescent paint. I split a bottle into two and fill with thinner.

 

 

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Posted 02 April 2019 - 05:53 PM

Noose,  

 

I never tried acetone. I had my best results with the Pactra thinner with the fluorescent. Lacquer thinner just globbed up the fluorescent paints, but works fine with the regular colors. At least for me.

 

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Posted 02 April 2019 - 06:27 PM

Do I want flat white or gloss white to back fluorescent colors?



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Posted 02 April 2019 - 07:33 PM

With solvent-based paints, I used gloss white, because that's what I had on-hand & didn't have problems. Acrylics from the likes of Createx, Parma, & other hobby craft paints all dry flat, so it doesn't matter. So either should work with most LINES OF PAINT.

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Posted 02 April 2019 - 08:32 PM

I use Pactra Sprint White. RC51.

 

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Posted 02 April 2019 - 10:55 PM

I sold all my Pactra paint in 2005. That's probably what I had been using too. :)


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Posted 03 April 2019 - 04:46 AM

Acetone on a lexan body is a no,no.

The body will crack and fall apart


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Posted 03 April 2019 - 06:20 PM

Well I probably painted a couple hundred using acetone. No cracks, splits or anything.


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Posted 04 July 2019 - 06:39 PM

Just my opinion, but a word of caution: ALL of the solvents used in lacquer thinner are very dangerous, both because of health effects and high flammability, but acetone is particularly nasty. It can work, but for health and safety reasons I do not recommend it and will not use it.


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