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PostPosted: Sun 15 Jul 2012 09:37 am 
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I have used Plasticote directly onto plastic. it does not destroy the plastic. The bit where you need care is if you are spraying it over some other kind of paint, or if you are putting another kind of paint over it. I have stopped using it, but I forget why - I just cant remember if there were reaction issues with other kinds of paint. It think it might have had issues in peeling off when using tape over it. As you have been advised, it is essential to do some testing with the combination of paints you intend to use.


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I tested it - no obvious reaction visible yet. Gonna let it cure now before testing it's reaction with Vallejo model air.


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PostPosted: Sun 15 Jul 2012 10:56 am 
Ayup All...

I have some Plastikote Brass, Silver and Gold and have used it no probs on My Trevithick Loco Base and Other Models and not had too much trouble with it. The only thing I'd say is make sure you spray from a distance, and  as lightly as possible, and keep that can moving ! if not, the paint builds up REAL Quickly, and runs like anything and even foams up ! So be frugal from a distance. As they're Rattle cans, I'll only use them for large areas. They covered Halfords primer no worries. Hope this helps...


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I used to use the plastikote primer until I got hold of the halfords stuff.  Never had a problem with it other then it being a bit thick.

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My practice spray revealed that you have to be careful not to put too much paint on, as everyone else said.


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PostPosted: Mon 16 Jul 2012 07:18 am 
Ayup 873... Did it foam up too ? :D


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Ayup feanor, Thankfully not! :) However it's uber-susceptible to fingerprints! :o


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PostPosted: Mon 16 Jul 2012 07:47 am 
Ayup 873... Ha Ha ! :D I forgot to mention that ! I reckon your prints materialise on what you spray, even if your fingers aren't touching, LOL.


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I think at this stage it is safe to say I'm back at beginner level. But rather than just having a grey model, was thinking of painting using stuff I've already got available.

After some woodworking I've got some plastikote gloss spray paints, would they be suitable for painting Airfix?

In case there are more variations than I'm aware of, this is one of the ones I've got. : Plasti-kote 21107 400ml Premium Spray Paint Gloss - Bright Red https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B006KDIGUC/ ... GybDGAXZDY


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