whats the best spray frosting?

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  1. andy19422

    andy19422 Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  2. trekriffic

    trekriffic Sr Member

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  3. Robiwon

    Robiwon Master Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    You can also use Testors Dull Cote.
     
  4. trekriffic

    trekriffic Sr Member

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    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:
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    Near as I can tell it's enamel based so it takes hours to dry which is the only downside.
     
  5. andy19422

    andy19422 Well-Known Member

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    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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