Appropriate undercoat for Badger water-based acryllic ?

Appropriate undercoat for Badger water-based acryllic ?

Post by Stewart DIBB » Sun, 13 Sep 1998 04:00:00



My 7 year old son and I are trying our hands at kitbashing two old
Bachmann F9As into an F9B, and repainting to CP Rail colors. The Badger
acrylic is thinner than I expected, and obviously needs an undercoat.

We also plan to repaint our two Tyco C430s from SF to CP colors.

Would someone kindly suggest what undercoat(s) might be appropriate ?
Automotive gray (available) seems unsuitable. Is cleaning off the old
paint the best approach  ?

If so, what do we soak the shells in ? I have hard that brake fluid will
do this.

Many thanks to all who reply.

Stewart DIBBS

 
 
 

Appropriate undercoat for Badger water-based acryllic ?

Post by Michael Bilhart » Sun, 13 Sep 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

>My 7 year old son and I are trying our hands at kitbashing two old
>Bachmann F9As into an F9B, and repainting to CP Rail colors. The Badger
>acrylic is thinner than I expected, and obviously needs an undercoat.

It does not need an undercoat on plastic.  It is pre-mixed to airbrushing
consistency, so it is thinner than most paints out of the jar.  I have never
used a primer with it.

Quote:
>We also plan to repaint our two Tyco C430s from SF to CP colors.

>Would someone kindly suggest what undercoat(s) might be appropriate ?
>Automotive gray (available) seems unsuitable. Is cleaning off the old
>paint the best approach  ?

I would definitely clean off the old paint.

Quote:
>If so, what do we soak the shells in ? I have hard that brake fluid will
>do this.

I have used the PollyS/Floquil paint remover on Bachmann stuff before and it
was very effective.  It did seem to weaken the plastic on some small parts,
though, probably because I let it soak, which it says not to do, but it was
much easier that way.  The recommended method of brushing it on and
scrubbing it off (or something like that) was to slow.  Maybe someone else
has a better suggestion.

Regards,
-Mike Bilhartz

 
 
 

Appropriate undercoat for Badger water-based acryllic ?

Post by Larry Pucket » Mon, 14 Sep 1998 04:00:00


You should definitely strip the shells before trying to paint them. Use one
of the commercial paint ***s such as that made by Scalecoat--I've had
brake fluid craze plastic shells. If you are using an air brush for
painting, then you shouldn't need a primer coat unless you are doing a light
color over a dark one. Just spray it on slowly so as not to get runs and it
will cover.
Quote:

>My 7 year old son and I are trying our hands at kitbashing two old
>Bachmann F9As into an F9B, and repainting to CP Rail colors. The Badger
>acrylic is thinner than I expected, and obviously needs an undercoat.

>We also plan to repaint our two Tyco C430s from SF to CP colors.

>Would someone kindly suggest what undercoat(s) might be appropriate ?
>Automotive gray (available) seems unsuitable. Is cleaning off the old
>paint the best approach  ?

>If so, what do we soak the shells in ? I have hard that brake fluid will
>do this.

>Many thanks to all who reply.

>Stewart DIBBS

 
 
 

Appropriate undercoat for Badger water-based acryllic ?

Post by John Hermanso » Wed, 16 Sep 1998 04:00:00


I recently stripped an Atlas RS-3 shell (painted in Erie Lackawanna) by
soaking it in Penzoil DOT 3/4 Brake Fluid.  It took a few hours but did the
job.

John
http://www.zuiko.com

Quote:

> My 7 year old son and I are trying our hands at kitbashing two old
> Bachmann F9As into an F9B, and repainting to CP Rail colors. The Badger
> acrylic is thinner than I expected, and obviously needs an undercoat.

> We also plan to repaint our two Tyco C430s from SF to CP colors.

> Would someone kindly suggest what undercoat(s) might be appropriate ?
> Automotive gray (available) seems unsuitable. Is cleaning off the old
> paint the best approach  ?

> If so, what do we soak the shells in ? I have hard that brake fluid will
> do this.

> Many thanks to all who reply.

> Stewart DIBBS