Thanks!! The red one was painted for friend and I plan on doing some of that in the future. Nothing major.....just painting for myself and friends. I spent alot of $$ getting the equipment so it would be a waste to not help fellow modelers out on occasion.
I am pretty busy right now with other projects but I can hook you up sometime. Check back with me in a month or so.
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Basically you need to scuff that dull shine off the plastic with some 220 grit paper. Then, spray some adhesion promotor on followed by a flexable primer. Then, you sand the primer coat with 400 and prime again. If it's not a smooth surface you then sand with 600 and prime again. At this point you should have good smooth surface to spray your base coats. Just be sure to leave no area of the canopy unsanded and that includes the edges.
If you are gonna use spray cans be sure to use all the same paint line. Shoot a white base coat first to make sure your colors come out bright. Follow the instruction regarding coats and dry time. Don't try to spray different colors until the prior color has completely cured. After you have all the base colors done let the canopy sit for a few days in a nice dry room(i.e air conditioned room). Then take the canopy down to a body shop and ask them to shoot some clear coat over it. You will be good to go! Sounds like alot of work but it's not really. Just buy another canopy so you can fly your heli while the painting project continues. From start to finish it will take you at least 5-7 days depending on # of colors spayed because you have to budget in dry times.