This is My friend's "Eddie Van Halen Signature Series" A500 that he painted back in about 1989..
Notice the area where you rpalms rest when typing..
(also notice where his girlfriend scratched her name into it.)
This was done with Spray-can paint.
If you are going to paint a machine, unless your never going to use it, your better off leaving it alone, then using paint from a spray can.
If they ever figure out how to make a 2-part chemically activated spray can, where it mixes activator and base as it sprays, then that might be ok.
But the way things are now, save the spray can paint for the barbecue pit, or the lawn mower...
Cool paint job!
Well I doubt back in 1989 they had special spray paint for plastics, and even if they did, did your friend use this type? I doubt it.
I used Testors model spray paint which is designed for plastic. It should be good. If not just spray it again, LOL
Heh. Ill say this again. NO PAINT that is not mixed as a two part, meaning the base is the actual paint, and a catalytic "activator" is added the time that you mix/apply the paint... NO PAINT that is not chemically hardened is anything resembling durable.. Im sure the testors paint has excellent properties for adhesion to plastics. Unfortunately, that has nothing to do with the paints resistance to wear, or resistance to chemicals.. Models are not designed to be handled frequently and extensively. Even the stuff that they have NOWADAYZE that is advertised and sold for use on car interior plastic pieces and comes out of a spray can doesnt last. Its great if you plan to sell the vehicle soon.. Otherwise, take it to a trim shop where they can use a professional (once again, chemically activated) product.
Edited by MEtalGuy66, Wed Sep 26, 2007 7:48 PM.