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11-21-2006 04:42 AM  11 years agoPost 1
Tommy Z

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I spray painted my t-rex canopy and it actually came out quite well (my first time to paint anything). Half of the credit goes to my buddy who clear-coated it.

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11-21-2006 04:43 AM  11 years agoPost 2
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Shoot!

It's all small!

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11-21-2006 08:53 AM  11 years agoPost 3
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did you use fast photo?

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11-21-2006 02:16 PM  11 years agoPost 4
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Painting these TREX canopies is fun. I go to the LHS and get
FASTCOLOR water based paint. The car guys use this stuff. Lots of
fun colors for visibility. After the color and decals are on I use
a cheap can of spray clear polyurethane and give it a light dusting coat and then several more to protect the water based paint.
If you mess up the water based paint, just put it under the hotwater tap and wash off the paint, dry and start again. I use a cheap little badger airbrush using Propel CO2 canisters.

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11-21-2006 10:29 PM  11 years agoPost 5
Tommy Z

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Ha, cool. Never thought those little CO2 things would work.

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11-21-2006 10:36 PM  11 years agoPost 6
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they do, but i think they are a pain in the butt. they get cold pretty quick, which means the pressure drops, so you need to keep the can warm....putting it in warm water. it smells funny, and you have to pay for it....good for small odd jobs i guess though. but i prefer to use a compressor.

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11-24-2006 11:07 AM  11 years agoPost 7
dialarotor

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For bigger jobs I use my little miller compressor too. But for TREX canopy I usually am just painting some high visibility edging and shadow areas to make it bright and easy to see. Like you said those Propel canisters frost up and get cold if you go at it hard, the warm bucket of water does help keep up the pressure, but it is cheap.
The FASTCOLOR is great and clean up is so easy, just hot water.

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11-24-2006 11:11 AM  11 years agoPost 8
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I am also a really big fan of Krylon's FUSION for plastic. Did my plastic lawn furniture and my 26 shutters on my house and they look like they were painted 10 minutes ago, did it last spring. Goes on easy, doesn't run and is flexible, tough, and cheap. Put on a light coat first wait 5-10 minutes and then go again. Covers well and nice glossy finish.

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11-25-2006 10:31 AM  11 years agoPost 9
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my lastest one

few more in my gallery, sofar thats my better one, but more to come. i have one more blank that needs some pant.

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