Simple question - What paint can be used on resin?

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  1. Scarecrow

    Scarecrow Well-Known Member

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    I need to paint a resin prop. All I need it a small jar of paint. Any suggestions? Where to buy in the USA?

    Thanks. :thumbsup
     
  2. cobywan

    cobywan Sr Member

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    Any paint can be used. And it can be found anywhere.

    The best stuff is automotive urethane and it is expensive. You can find some at Napa auto parts stores.
     
  3. combatser

    combatser New Member

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    Don't use any paints. Enamels or Urethanes (automotive grade paints) can cause fisheyes. When painting resins you want to stick with acrylics or anything waterbased.
    You can get it at Walmarts, and Hobby store that sells model car kits, or even some craft stores.
     
  4. Lynn TXP 0369

    Lynn TXP 0369 Sr Member

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    Any hobby paint, any where you can find it.
    Hobby thinner based enamels, water based acrylics such as all Testors or Model Masters paints are fine. Craft store paints are great too.
    Just use a good primer like Krlyon or even Walmarts brand of primer which I use pretty much exclusivly with never a problem, underneith what ever you use.
    I have painted 30+ resin kits over the years and never had a problem short of haveing uncured resin causing paint problems.

    Lynn
     
  5. Dymerski

    Dymerski Well-Known Member

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    OK???
    I guess the hundreds of resin models I build over the years using plastkoe and Dupicolor auto paints fisheyed...woops.

    Really...Prime and paint...auto paints are great.... Water base paints work great over them also.
    Dean
     
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  6. Lynn TXP 0369

    Lynn TXP 0369 Sr Member

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    Yep, never had a problem with them either.

    The fish eyes where more then likely caused by poor cleaning of mold release on the resin casting.
    Lynn
     
  7. slave1pilot

    slave1pilot Sr Member

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    IIRC you can use whatever you want.
    as long as you prime it first.
     
  8. Aegis159

    Aegis159 Sr Member

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    Well there is one benefit to using Acrylics over the automotive Dean, and that's the lack of fumes.. Acrylics can be used indoors without having to worry about the fumes making others in the house sick....
     
  9. Dymerski

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    I have a large homemade spray booth, but you are right waterbase is great... but not as durable
     

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