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>> Home > Forum > Boat Specific Chit Chat! > Painting
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Falmouth1729
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Forum Posts: 13
12th Jun 2018 17:56  
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Hi, do you guys use airbrush or aerosol cans for painting? Thinking in terms of a “plastic” grp hull etc. Thank you in advance.

Westquay
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12th Jun 2018 18:20  
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Most model boat hulls are way too big for an airbrush and in fact, even a spotting gun on a decent compressor can take a while with it's small spray pattern, but a rattler can ain't gonna last long on say a 30" hull.
I'd say brush paint with a decent enamel, like HMG.

Martin

Falmouth1729
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Forum Posts: 13
12th Jun 2018 21:53  
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Thank You. Westquay.

octman
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Forum Posts: 109
13th Jun 2018 07:39  
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A friend of mine (Cormorant on here) builds reasonably big models and he normally uses rattle cans from Halfords with good results. Have look at his posts as he has gone into paints here himself.

Chris

kmbcsecretary
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13th Jun 2018 12:33  
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I use the Halfords rattle cans for painting hulls but make sure you use the ' for plastic ' cans so you don't get any paint cracking from the plastic flexing.


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Flack
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Forum Posts: 164
13th Jun 2018 15:35  
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I have always used rattle cans from Halfords and or The Range. Beware of mixing different types of paints i.e. cellulose, acrylic and enamel. I have had a disaster with mixing paints that took weeks to strip the hull back to sort out.