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Painting a prop?

Discussion in 'Covering and Painting' started by acerc, Jul 9, 2015.

   
  1. I have a new 3 blade Fiala prop I would like to paint. What are your recommendations as to the best paint to stick extremely well and be tough?
     
  2. Rustoelum
     
  3. Rustoleum what, epoxy, lacquer, enamel?
     
  4. Spray enamel is what I use..
    I lighlt sand prop. Hit with auto primer filler and lightly sand and then gloss. For balance I use clear on the back of prop
     
  5. I like to use nail polish on the tips for balancing as it dries quickly.
     
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  6. mndless

    mndless Don't know a thing..

    If you want a really custom job, shoot at note to @TAS_Kustoms ... high quality work with tallent....
     
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  7. BalsaDust

    BalsaDust Moderator

    Hell yeah he does awesome work.
     
  8. I forgot to post the painted prop that I was asking for. The first is the fist two blade, and then a three blade. The two blade was a tad to small at 34x12, the three blade was ridiculously small at 30x14, and I am currently painting a two blade 34x14 that should be perfect sized. I decided to use the Stits colors I used on the airframe and the same automotive clear coat. It worked out real well and seemed to be pretty tuff. Eventually I will get another three blade, 32x16, but for now I just want to fly it some.
     

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  9. Surprised no one mentioned Doug (aka Oversprayer) in the context of painting props. He really can paint anything and the results are truly phenomenal. He does killer pilots, props, entire planes etc. He's near Chief in Florida and he does a lot of the Krills they sell etc. If I can find one, I'll post a pic of my prop and spinner Doug painted for us. Check out his site linked in below:

    http://www.oversprayer.com/RC_planes.php
     
  10. dhal22

    dhal22 GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    A. plane / engine needing a 34 by 14 prop is a big one for sure.
     
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