What is the best non-spray paint to use on rockets? I want something that
can be sprayed with a paint sprayer. I used Kilz primer with a quart of
Rustoleum last time, and the paint finish has no durability at all. The
rocket looks it lost a major fight with a cat with just one flight so far.
I need to completely strip the rocket and repaint it.
I know automotive paints would be best, but the cost is sky high, and the
warnings scare me. The cans don't have instructions on them, and they say
not for sale to the general public. The stuff I looked at required
primer, sealer, basecoat, and clearcoat. The primer alone was like $55
for the two cans. I didn't see any basecoats on display. They were
probably behind the counter. I'm not sure they would have sold me
anything because they would quickly realize I had no idea what I was
I'm not sure rockets have to look like they came just rolled off the
showroom floor. One person I know who launches lots of big rockets
doesn't paint them because he says they just crash then. If he paints
them, it is a quick coat of cheap spray paint.