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  • Paint to use on foam?

    May pick up a use Cub for my Dad. If so I'm wanting ot paint mine. Curious of any paints easy to get (walmart, paint store, lowes, etc) that are good and foam safe?
    Planes
    -E-Flite: 1.2m P-47, Maule, Turbo Timber, 1.5m AT-6, 1.2m T-28, Dallas Doll, Viper, F-15, F-16, Wildcat, Carbon Cub -UMX: Mig-15, Pitts, Timber
    -FMS: Bae Hawk Motion: 1.6m Corsair, 850mm Mustang, 1.6m Spitfire Freewing: 1.7m A-10, F-22,

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    If you have an airbrush, I recommend Tamiya, Vallejo, and MiG by Ammo. All are water washup, and foam safe.

    If you don't have an airbrush and plan on hand painting, many of us simply use water based acrylic paint from your local hardware store. Go to Home Depot and ask them to match a color, then buy a pint for a few dollars which is enough for most foam electric Cubs even if its a big one like the Carbon Z.

    Some people also thin those hardware store paints with water and airbrush them. 'Just an option.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Alpha.MotionRC View Post
      If you have an airbrush, I recommend Tamiya, Vallejo, and MiG by Ammo. All are water washup, and foam safe.

      If you don't have an airbrush and plan on hand painting, many of us simply use water based acrylic paint from your local hardware store. Go to Home Depot and ask them to match a color, then buy a pint for a few dollars which is enough for most foam electric Cubs even if its a big one like the Carbon Z.

      Some people also thin those hardware store paints with water and airbrush them. 'Just an option.
      Anything in a spray can? Basically was thinking of painting mine OD green or FDE
      Planes
      -E-Flite: 1.2m P-47, Maule, Turbo Timber, 1.5m AT-6, 1.2m T-28, Dallas Doll, Viper, F-15, F-16, Wildcat, Carbon Cub -UMX: Mig-15, Pitts, Timber
      -FMS: Bae Hawk Motion: 1.6m Corsair, 850mm Mustang, 1.6m Spitfire Freewing: 1.7m A-10, F-22,

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      • #4
        Spray cans: Krylon 2x. Works great on foam planes. Airbrush: Tamiya.

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        • #5
          I'm getting ready to re-paint my E-flite Phantom. But I can't find anything that sticks to the foam. I'm experimenting on the drop tanks, which I'll never put on the model. Tried bullseye primer which is supposed to stick on "anything," and water based polyurethane. Neither stuck AT ALL. A little tape and they peeled off in sheets.

          There's a hobby foam primer they sell at shops like Michael's.

          Other suggestions?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by curlyculp View Post
            I'm getting ready to re-paint my E-flite Phantom. But I can't find anything that sticks to the foam. I'm experimenting on the drop tanks, which I'll never put on the model. Tried bullseye primer which is supposed to stick on "anything," and water based polyurethane. Neither stuck AT ALL. A little tape and they peeled off in sheets.

            There's a hobby foam primer they sell at shops like Michael's.

            Other suggestions?
            "Walmart" online order, sells a Primer for foam airplanes. I've used it. Give it a try to see if you like it.
            BVM Bandit, EFlite Carbon Z T-28, EFlite Carbon Z Cub, EFlite Promethus, FW Avanti S, FW A-10 ThunderBolt, FW P-51 Mustang, EFlite Convergance, EFlite Carbon Z Cessna 150, EFlite Habu, EFlite Styker Q-F27, HSD Navy Super Viper

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            • #7
              Originally posted by t33jetman View Post

              "Walmart" online order, sells a Primer for foam airplanes. I've used it. Give it a try to see if you like it.
              Krylon craft foam primer. I'm trying right now. Just sprayed a piece and will let it sit a few days while I'm out of town. (the can even has a foam airplane on the label)

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