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#1 Jeremy

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 01:43 PM

I just want to paint some bare plastic pieces solid red, so I was going to go for the Krylon Fusion for durability and permanence, but I think the color offered is dark enough to where it's not going to be a good match for the bright, maybe slightly orange red that I want. I've noticed a lot of spray paints that mention enamel, but I'm pretty sure those are for metal, and contain acetone, which is bad for plastic. I saw a few things at Hobby Lobby from Testor's and Model Master that would be closer to the desired shade of red, including an enamel paint and a lacquer type.

So what do people really use for this, and where can you get it? Do I want a semi-gloss spray sealant of some kind if I don't use the Fusion paint? Any guidance would be appreciated, I want to use the right and best product in addition to getting the color I want. icon-ironhide.gif
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Posted 22 August 2011 - 02:07 PM

Here's a GREAT tutorial:
http://www.procustom...hread.php?t=740

My advice is this; for a red color, use a flat white or grey Krylon Fusion basecoat, then follow the instructions in that thread for the color paint.

This is the best to use for basecoats on plastic:
http://www.krylon.co...ion_technology/

Khaki would be perfect for your red. Once it is basecoated with Fusion, you can use enamels or whatever. Just do several light coats.



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Posted 22 August 2011 - 02:32 PM

I'm going to echo the advice re: priming first.

After that? The sky's the limit!

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 04:10 PM

I'm SO making something gaudy & gold. ^_^

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 04:17 PM

QUOTE(Dez Destron @ Aug 22 2011, 05:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm SO making something gaudy & gold. ^_^


Keep scrolling, silly! That's just their label name!

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 04:18 PM

TOO LATE! I'm obsessed with it now. I'm going to do a custom http://gaogaigar.wik...of_Gold_Goldran
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Posted 22 August 2011 - 04:19 PM

WoW! I LOVE that Aqua
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