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09-11-2007 03:15 PM  10 years agoPost 1
naked painter

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Hi

I'm looking at painting my evo 50 canopy. What type of paint and what type of primer will I need to use? Will automotive paint do or will it melt the canopy?

Thanks

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09-11-2007 03:52 PM  10 years agoPost 2
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I cleaned mine good with thinner and wax remover then coated it with Plastic adheasive promoter i got from NAPA. I then used auto base coat/clearcoat. If you sand the canopy you will need to use a primer to smooth it out,i didnt sand mine just cleaned it good first.DOUG

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09-11-2007 04:28 PM  10 years agoPost 3
Blademan

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HOC neon is the best i've found and then clearcoat it.

CHP

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09-12-2007 08:05 AM  10 years agoPost 4
naked painter

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Thanks guys.

Do you have a problem with the paint peeling due to the flexible nature of the canopy?

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09-12-2007 03:30 PM  10 years agoPost 5
BarracudaHockey

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My old one was painted with automotive paint on top of Bulldog adhesion promoter.

Andy
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09-13-2007 02:56 AM  10 years agoPost 6
godspeed128

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It Can peel but the best thing you can do is sand it first wash it and get some Bulldog adhesion promoter you can use just about any paint but make sure you use HOK Clear or just as good Shop Line Clear and it's less money !

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09-13-2007 08:59 PM  10 years agoPost 7
LDR

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Here's mine its painted with fascolor, then cleared with automotive clearcoat.

Thats gonna require parts!!!

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09-13-2007 10:25 PM  10 years agoPost 8
freakyreef

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In addition to what the others did, I also flashed mine with a propane torch prior to painting.

Walk on water long enough, eventually you will get your feet wet.

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09-14-2007 03:45 AM  10 years agoPost 9
godspeed128

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propane torch prior to painting.

I would like to see a photo of that !

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09-14-2007 03:54 AM  10 years agoPost 10
freakyreef

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LOL. Just remember to keep the torch moving..
Works like a charm. Paint hasn't fallen off yet, even with a couple crashes thrown in.

Walk on water long enough, eventually you will get your feet wet.

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09-16-2007 07:15 AM  10 years agoPost 11
gufbawl73

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The flashing cooks off some of the plastisizer in the plastic.
The plastisizer is what keeps the plastic flexible, and under heat will come to the surface or get cooked off. It also hinders paint from sticking. A good solvent bath would do the same thing without risking melting the plastic.
The clearcoat is what will make your paint job resistent to fuel. That will soften too over time, but making sure you wife it off when you are done flying will help the life of the paint job.

What goes up must come down, how fast it hits is the question.

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