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Duplicolor and Pactra rattle-can paints

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#1 Dan Miller

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Posted 26 April 2019 - 05:19 PM

My local big auto parts store has a huge color selection of Duplicolor rattle can paint for touching up full sized cars. The suggestion is that it is lacquer. Will this paint stick to Lexan or Polycarbonate bodies reasonably well?


I have seen YouTube videos where people decant spray paint from rattle cans and use it in airbrushes. May give that a try if the Duplicolor will work.


Also, I see once again that Pactra is back in rattle cans but I can find no mention on whether racers like it or not. In my area, Tamiya PS series polycarbonate rattle can paint is quite popular. What is the overview of the newly reintroduced Pactra paints now that they are back?


#2 Brian Czeiner

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Posted 27 April 2019 - 11:56 AM

I can't say  about the new Pactra paints, but the Duplicolor will work. I have used it in the past with good success right from the can using very light coats as it deteriorates the yellow window mask.

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