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Polycarbonate Spray Paint
jphillips
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Arizona, United States
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Posted: Saturday, June 28, 2008 - 12:07 PM UTC
Hi Guys,
I'm building an Su-25 and I need some light blue or sky blue spray paint for the underside (it has to be faded and I don't have an airbrush). The only thing I could find is Tamiya Polycarbonate Light Blue, for cars. Will this be okay? Thanks!
HawkeyeV
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Wisconsin, United States
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Posted: Saturday, June 28, 2008 - 12:52 PM UTC
I would say probably not. Different formulation than those Tamiya products for styrene. I believe it is a a lacquer base?
jphillips
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Posted: Saturday, June 28, 2008 - 12:54 PM UTC
That's too bad. But thank you for the speedy answer.
Phil_H
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New South Wales, Australia
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Posted: Tuesday, July 01, 2008 - 04:23 AM UTC
Just to expand a little...

Tamiya's Polycarbonate paints are formulated for those clear R/C car bodies. They are intended to be sprayed on the inside, the gloss being provided by the shell itself. They have a semi-gloss, eggshell-like finish and have a somewhat flexible nature to resist cracking or flaking when the body takes a hit (as they frequently do). They do seem to have a heavier pigment load to provide opacity when used on the clear car bodies.