whats the best spray frosting?

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andy19422

Sr Member
I am planning on doing a run of Stargate Universe wall lights and I need to know what's the best way of frosting the shells. It will have to be a spray finish due to the shape of them and that's how the screen used ones were done. Can anyone recommend a decent product that works on plastic.
 

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trekriffic

Sr Member
For small clear styrene bits like bussard domes I found that Floquil Flat Finsh works great. You'll find it in the Railroad colors display rack. I dob it on thick and swirl it around by twirling the piece in my fingers so it dries evenly.
Here's a comparison pick between Floquil on the right and Dullcote on the left:


Near as I can tell it's enamel based so it takes hours to dry which is the only downside.
 

andy19422

Sr Member
Thanks for the replies guys, looking at the prop again I am wondering if it's frosting at all. After doing some searching I see you can get transparent colours. Tamiya make them for painting polycarbonate RC car bodies, although I can't see a white on their list. Jacquard also make them plus a few other companies.
 

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