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Anybody Use Acrylics ?

Old 03-09-07, 12:39 PM
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Anybody Use Acrylics ?

I read and searched on BF for touch-up paint advice, and tried Testors. Bad results. Since it's an enamel it can take something like a month to fully dry and cure, and you're limited in the kind of clearcoats that will work (ex: automotive clear coat eats it up).

So - I am going to try an acrylic. Many are made for RC model car hobby in pearl shiny finishes that match bicycle paint finishes. Sandable. They are acrylic and dry quickly. Label says for metal, plastic, wood, and ceramics so shouid be OK for a bike frame.

I am going to try Fastcolor brand with Temina clear coat (the clar coat is acrylic, too). Some of the RC cars are for off-road dirt use, so it should be durable.

What do you all think? This is for spot touch-ups and not the whole frame.
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