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View Poll Results: What is your paint preferences for painting lexan slot car bodies?

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  • I prefer a solvent based acrylic lacquer, with no interest in concours.

    1 6.25%
  • I prefer a water based paint, with no interest in concours.

    2 12.50%
  • I prefer a solvent based acrylic lacquer and Im interested in concours.

    3 18.75%
  • I prefer a water based paint and Iam interested in concours.

    6 37.50%
  • Paint, schmaint! Just spit some rootbeer on it and race!

    4 25.00%
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Thread: Your paint preferences for lexan bodies

  1. #1
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    Your paint preferences for lexan bodies

    What are your paint type preferences for lexan bodies and are you interested in winning concours?
    Last edited by Closet Racer; 07-05-2004 at 05:18 PM.
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    OK, C.R., what are you sellin'?

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    Thumbs up

    Laquer!!! ( The more ya paint, the better ya feel! )

    BTW...the poll don't work!

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    Not selling anything!

    Just curious what tends to be preferred for painting bodies these days. I haven't tried the water based paints as yet. I think the lacquers have a brighter, glossier look.
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    Maybe

    The standard colors tend to be a bit more bright, but the Fasescent and Faspearl paints have a very rich, very beautiful look to them.

    Fact is, I burned the lining out of my sinuses and had an infection because of lacquer, and I'll stick with the non-toxic paint now thank you!

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    Laquer spray cans..Pactra to be exact. Plus I use the non toxic paint markers they sell in the crafts section on Wal Mart

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    FASKOLOR paint guys!!!!!!!!!!!

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    I prefer a water based paint

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    Paint the body! I just by a clear one and hand it off to Moondog and in about an hour they come back georgious. Thanks again Roger.

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    HMM lets see ? at last count I have over 55 concours stickers on my box that say FASKOLORS ... I gave up laquers 15 years ago for the convinience & easy cleanup , & yes ! I hated the fumes.. I gotta paint in a condo kitchen ? I dont need anymore mess than I have to >>> refer to PAINTING 101....Craig

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    do water-based paints adhere properly to lexan? I thought that you had to use Lacquers??
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    Quote Originally Posted by swodem View Post
    do water-based paints adhere properly to lexan? I thought that you had to use Lacquers??
    Live and learn, Grasshopper.

    Oh, and use a hairdryer

    Better still, look here or here.
    Last edited by Zippity; 01-23-2015 at 05:41 AM.
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    Water Based only, concours of course.

    I used to use Pactra thinned with MEK which worked great, MEK made the paint flex better and rarely chipped, but after a full weekend of painting, I ended up in the hospital with liver damage. I ONLY use water base these days though. Its safer, way more flexible, (NEVER EVER EVER CHIPS)I can buy them at Michaels and AC MOORE not just a hobby store, and I like the brightness and diversity of the colors.

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    I use lacquer out of a rattle can.
    Sometimes they come out looking pretty good but I have little interest in concourse.

    I think if Concourse winners were given a 1 lap bonus more guys would care and spend time making their cars look good.
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    oh no tender one---best you keep to spray lacquer tho , at this stage your efforts are better spent on car performance than prezentation .Yes I am back from the holiday in the far north-all the best -your luckysoinso

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