Customs: Polycarbonate Paint

Discussion in 'Creative General Discussion' started by catch22, Jan 26, 2008.

  1. catch22

    catch22 Well-Known Member

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    Browsing some hobby sites online, I came across this one:

    http://www.southeastrc.com/Browse/PartNumberSearch.aspx

    edit: the link doesn't seem to work 100%...just copy and past "polycarbonate" into the search box on the site and you can see their selection

    I recall reading somewhere that polycarbonate paint is second only to Krylon Fusion in terms of resistance to chipping...I think it might be an interesting paint to try, especially since Krylon Fusion colors tend to be limited, and many of them of are glossy, so you have very little selection in terms of matte/satin paints.

    Anyone have any experience with these?
     
  2. Boggs6ft7

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    As far as I know, that paint is specially made to use on clear lexan car bodies and its painted on the interior.

    The hobby shop I go to has those types of paint, I may give it a try to see what happens. If it required bonding to the plastic, then the same problem I had with vinyl dye is going to happen. Its not going to want to stick to the polypropylene parts (Ball joints, stressed parts, etc...)
     

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