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  • Member since
    November 2005
paint issues
Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, May 11, 2003 9:53 AM
for some time now I have been trying to paint a model yellow. everytime it has been a complete failure. I typically use plasti-kote paint with my models and they work fantastic, but surprisingly they dont make yellow. I tried using Model master, but that didnt cover well. I tried using tamiya, that worked OK, but different parts dried different shades, and when i tried to wet sand it for imperfections it seamed to scrape up. This is my last effort as the model is modeled in a dark green and hard to fiind test pieces. To add to that the model has been discontinued for over 10 years now, and they are very expensive and very hard to find because of this. I did complete one of these in a nice blue, and it worked very well. Just seems to be yellow giving me the problem. Just as a note, i did primer it, and that didnt help.
  • Member since
    January 2003
  • From: Washington State
Posted by leemitcheltree on Sunday, May 11, 2003 5:38 PM
Rutan,
Hard to say what has exactly caused your problems, but here's what I'd do if painting a car yellow.
1. Sand with 600-800 grit paper (gives good tooth for the primer coat)
2. Prime with flat white enamel (dries quickly and requires far less color coat to develop a true color).
3. Paint with Model Master, Boyds paint, or something like Tamiya yelow.

If you initially paint very light dust coats, then build up to a full wet coat, chances are you'll get the results you want, with no paint lifting.
Also, if you find you don't like the paint job and want to start again, the thinners to remove the paint won't harm the plastic of your rare kit.
It works for me...............
Good Luck,
Lee Tree

Cheers, LeeTree
Remember, Safety Fast!!!

  • Member since
    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, May 11, 2003 7:24 PM
i purchased some brake fluid today, and i am going to try one more time.
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