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12-21-2003 04:19 PM  13 years agoPost 1
AndyH

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what type of paint would you use to paint over carbon fins? What sort of preps do you need to get the paint to stick on well?? I've got carbon 3d fins on my heli's but I'd rather have them a nice bright color for visibility, I'm just wondering how I'd go about it!

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12-21-2003 08:24 PM  13 years agoPost 2
Spitz

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I simply wet & dry with 600
Prime with any good fibreglass primer, I use an aerosol type from my local car accessory shop (actually a pastic primer)
Spray Colour
Clear coat

As with all heli painting, it’s the clear coat that gives the great gloss
You can get it OK with an aerosol clear, but nothing beats a good 2pack finish

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12-22-2003 02:31 AM  13 years agoPost 3
AndyH

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Thanks for the tips! Whats a 2Pack finish?

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12-22-2003 02:43 AM  13 years agoPost 4
Spitz

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2pack is just the clear coat used in the automotive industry.
Comes as a clear gloss and a hardener (hence 2pack)
You get a rock hard, fuel proof clear coat.

Downside is that it's very toxic and so is not too easy to spray at home (unless you have a pal who can do it for you).

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12-22-2003 05:24 AM  13 years agoPost 5
rcadd1ct

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Use monocote trim tape.

Much less hassle.

-RCA .......... Making Cuisinarts Fly!!!!!!!

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12-28-2003 01:34 AM  13 years agoPost 6
ringram2077

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Birmingham, AL

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I'm no expert but read that clear polyurethane is fuel proof. I used it on my rappy 30 and so far it is holding up great.

Richard

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