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#1 anarot

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Posted 08 August 2019 - 04:37 AM

I usually paint lexan bodies so have the right paint for that. I just need to paint a hard body car. Seen I already have the paint will the lexan paint be ok to use if I prime it first

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Posted 08 August 2019 - 05:03 AM

What brand/type of paint are you using?

 

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Posted 08 August 2019 - 05:08 AM

We would have to know what you call "lexan paint" in order to give you any informed answer. Generally speaking, most paints used for painting inside clear bodies dries flat, so you would need a clear coat of some type. Many of the acrylics will adhere to hard plastic, but they're flat too. Do you have access to Testor's model enamel paints? They would work & many of them dry gloss.


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Posted 08 August 2019 - 10:26 AM

Createx/Faskolor will work on styrene, but it dries flat, and requires a gloss clear coat.


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Posted 08 August 2019 - 10:27 AM

Styrene plastic must always, always be primed with a barrier before painting with any lacquer.  Period!  And even then, build up your paint coats slowly so you don't get the paint eating down to soften the plastic.
I have done it successfully many times using Plastikote and Rust-oleum primers.


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Posted 08 August 2019 - 03:31 PM

He has yet to tell us what his "lexan paint" is. We could have just sent him to YouTube. They have a lot of paint videos.


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Posted 08 August 2019 - 05:18 PM

I used Pactra lexan paint on styrene models for many years back in the day when fluorescent colors were not as readily available. It has a matte finish until you put a gloss coat over it. As always with painting experiments, test, test, test! I still test even if I am repeating a process and paint type I have used prior when paining model car bodies. 


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Posted 09 August 2019 - 06:17 PM

yea sorry guys for not getting back, but work does get in the way of my hobby sometimes. I mainly use Faskolor plus some other brands which I can't remember now as I put them into airtight tubes sometimes. I'm not worried about paint coming out dull as I want to weather it, add rust etc. Got some model train mags to give me some ideas  on how to do that.

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Posted 09 August 2019 - 07:26 PM

Trevor, Faskolor is an acrylic paint, it'll adhere to hard bodies okay, as will most other acrylics. If you have the Createx brand in NZ, it's very similar to Faskolor & has most of the same colors. I've also think Createx makes Faskolor for Parma. More weathering info can be found in the YouTube videos of the internet. Post some photos here once you're done.


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