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Is Faskolor by Parma ok for plastic models.

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Is Faskolor by Parma ok for plastic models.
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, September 05, 2006 2:32 PM
I did some poking around here for awile and didn't come up with much of an answer.

I see some here use Testors but coming from the R/C industry these paints are not highly reguarded. I have been using Parma paints on my clear R/C bodies for a couple of years now but moving into this hobby the painting is all on top rather on the bottom of a clear body so I'd like to get it right the first time. I have a Paasche VL and have had great results with Parma and this airbrush combination. These paints say they are good for all plastics but I thought I'd ask here because it seems like some pretty particular painters here.

Is there a paint manufacturer of choice that most feel yields the best results?

Is there a process for painting or say a set of rules or guidelines for how you guys go about painting a nice exterior body?

Are there additional clearcoats that you guys apply?

Thanks for any helpers and sorry for the basic of question that may have been covered previously.
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Posted by GPERZERK on Wednesday, September 06, 2006 12:39 AM
Mr. BishopRyan, I ask that same Q. some time ago . Never did get a answer.
I have but haven't tryed it yet some metal flake colores I'ed like to try.
Yes I know I would have to do the reverse of what you guys do for the R/C clear bodies. Guess I'll have to brake down and try on some scrap or unused body I have kicking around.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, September 06, 2006 3:46 AM
I tried to use Parma RC paints several years ago, the mid-90's. While I got it to work it took several coats, more like a whole bottle just to do a chassis. It turned out alright, though some paint runs. I had heard at the time from other builders that R/C paint wil not work on model kits. While it I did get it to cover the parts, like I said it wasn't good. Of course some of the problem could have been inexperinece with using the paint. The only thing I coud suggest is to experiment on scrap pieces.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, September 06, 2006 8:17 AM
Thanks for the response guys. Is there a paint that does work with success.....is the Testors just the way to go or is there something better that would work well with the VL. What steps or what process do you guys use for painting?
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Posted by pitcher on Wednesday, September 06, 2006 8:44 AM
I think most RC bodies are made of lexan and models are made of styrene. I would stick with tamiya acrylics. Haven't had much success using testors model master.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, September 06, 2006 9:09 AM
Thanks pitcher. Any particular place online you like to shop at for those paints? I apologize for all the questions again.

Steps I just read

1. lightly sand body with 1000 grit
2. Wash with warm soap and water
3. Primer (Walmart generic primer?)
4. lightly sand with 1000 grit again
5. Wash with warm soap and water again
6. As recommended by Pitcher Tamiya Acrylics.....4 to 5 light coats? Sand with 1000 grit inbetween coats.
7. Is there a clear coat I should follow? Mulitple coats?

You guys think this accurate? Any steps I should add?
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Posted by rscotusa on Wednesday, September 06, 2006 11:39 AM
Just my 2 cents. I have used Parma FasKolor the last few years with my Aztek airbrush with no problems. No thinning needed. Used about 25 psi give or take. Used the Black Gold polishing kit. Washed the plastic and sanded the body with the 3200 grit - coarser if needed. Dupli-color primer. Just a few lite coats of the color choice. Used cheap Walmart clear 3-5 coats. Used the rest of the grits to polish.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, September 06, 2006 12:43 PM
Surprised you used the clear coat with the Parma that stuff polishes pretty good. Seems cheap and easy to do though...thanks for the input.

What is the Black Gold polishing kit?
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, September 06, 2006 12:56 PM
I found this stuff looks more like if the chassis or chassis parts painted with it shows up as being powder coated, the clear coating for any of the Acrylic water paints to realy show up like the lacquer or enamel paint you need to invest in some thing and get with the Acrylic Urethane Lacquer Clear coat. ( this stuff is not recomended for every one to use) a lot of safty stuff needs to be taking when spraying this stuff but there is no other way to make a water base paint show up like a lacquer style paint job with out it.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, September 06, 2006 1:07 PM
With that said would it just be better to use lacquer paints. I don't mind I have an outdoor painting box with a vent. Someone link a great paint/clearcoat combination they are comfortable with.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, September 06, 2006 4:50 PM
Parma faskolors are all I use for models endless color possibility.They dry quick and can be cleared in about an hour best part is everything cleans up with water.Here is two I recently sprayed





This nova was sprayed with faschange blue.It reflects a blue highlight may look white from one angle and blue from another,it's hard to capture with the camera.

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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, September 06, 2006 5:14 PM
Okay pictures disappeared I'll try it again






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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, September 06, 2006 5:19 PM
Nice those look great. Just the straight paints....no clears or sealers. Did you do any polishing.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, September 06, 2006 5:34 PM
Thanks for the kind words.This paint dries flat so you need to use clear.The 56 isn't polished,but after looking at the pictures I should have wet sanded and buffed the clear.The nova is wet sanded and buffed.
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, September 07, 2006 8:25 AM
One last question what clear did you use?
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, September 07, 2006 6:35 PM
The clear I've been using is the cheap walmart stuff,but when I need more I'm gonna try something different maybe krylon.
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Posted by LoneWolfSS454 on Sunday, January 21, 2018 10:09 AM
I know this is an old thread but found a good answer at the Parma site. They say it's OK on styrene plastic (models) but comes out dull. They said to clear coat using enamel clear for a gloss finish. No brand mentioned so I guess any would do.

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