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02-07-2008 12:37 AM  10 years agoPost 1
BENTDABOOM

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that clorox canopy paint thing had me bugged for a long time and may have found the cure>>>>>>>thiers this spray stuff called "pactra racing finish $4.95 I happened to use flouresent orange " and man is it bright!!! anyway sez it goes on lexan plastic, so after sanding the canopy down shot it, let it dry then shot it with minwax fast drying polyurethane $7.95 let it cure a few hrs. then tried to scratch it off and nothing happened, anyway it seemed to work

this was not attemped on a nitro model

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02-07-2008 12:41 AM  10 years agoPost 2
BJames111

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I tried it 2 years ago, and fuel still eats thru it. It did last a couple of weeks though..

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02-07-2008 12:58 AM  10 years agoPost 3
GMPheli

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What happens if you put some raw fuel on it?

Thanks
Alan

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02-07-2008 12:58 AM  10 years agoPost 4
rcsoar4fun

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Here is another solution. I painted several canopies this way and they were very well abused.

http://www.runryder.com/t87363p1/

I have also had good luck using "engine paint" intended for painting automotive engine blocks. Not sure why, but it seems more resistant to nitro. Also comes in cool colors like Chrysler orange.

I give up on Loctite, nothing lasts long enough to vibrate loose anymore.

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02-07-2008 01:20 AM  10 years agoPost 5
bigdad390

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Nothing long term seems to last. Let us know next year if it still looks good.

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02-07-2008 01:30 AM  10 years agoPost 6
BENTDABOOM

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the scratch test seemed to work, a hard crash? havent been thier yet.....knock on wood, will see how it goes

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02-07-2008 01:35 AM  10 years agoPost 7
andy23

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I had tried what alot of the guys here have recommended. I sanded the crap out of it. Sprayed a primer used for automotive bumpers found at a hardware store. Used the same pactra paint mentioned above. But the most important part was that I got a fellow heli pilot who just happen to have his own auto shop to spray it with auotmotive clear. I use this canopy on my nitro and has not even cracked for over 2 years now.

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02-07-2008 01:49 AM  10 years agoPost 8
BENTDABOOM

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I agree, that top coat seems to be the key if compatable with the color coat.....o

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02-07-2008 02:00 AM  10 years agoPost 9
flipped2left

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well it seems the issue here is getting paint to stick, then worry about wether the paint is fuel proof or not, there was a posting on here a long while back, said to use a propane torch and heat up the bleach bottle plastic, what they called a flash burn, just run the heat over it a few times, let it cool, wash it good with soap and water, dry thoroughly , then apply a good "fuel proof paint"

Smile! people will wonder what you're up to!!

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02-07-2008 02:42 AM  10 years agoPost 10
Havoc

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Use Bulldog Adhesion promoter. You can get it in a can or for a spray gun. Follow the instructions. The only way I have found to really fuel proof is to apply two part automotive clear and you need to take the proper safety precautions when using it.

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02-07-2008 03:38 AM  10 years agoPost 11
GMPheli

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I wasn't thinking you should throw raw fuel over your freshly painted canopy. I was wondering if you could just paint some scrap with the poly, wait a few days and then throw some fuel on it and see how bad it is

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