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Title: plasitkote spray paint
Post by: hmsantrim on January 17, 2014, 06:58:00 PM
Went to my local B& screw and they have stopped stocking plastikote paint.  Anyone else seen this.  Where ti buy it now? <*<
Title: Re: plasitkote spray paint
Post by: Skimmer Fan on January 17, 2014, 07:02:22 PM
Hobbycraft stock it.
Title: Re: plasitkote spray paint
Post by: Brian60 on January 17, 2014, 07:19:08 PM
Halfrauds car emporiums do it. Not car spray, but in ours it is racked next to it.
Title: Re: plasitkote spray paint
Post by: Nordlys on January 17, 2014, 07:26:57 PM
There's a vast selection on Ebay under "Plastikote".
Also you could take a look at "Rustoleum" spray paints - I have used plenty of this over
the last year or so on several boats very successfully. They do a large range from Primers to Lacquerspray.
Best prices once again on Ebay and if I remember, little or no postage.
On sale in Homebase too but much more expensive.
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Title: Re: plasitkote spray paint
Post by: tr7v8 on January 17, 2014, 09:16:10 PM
Rustoleum is much better. I buy it online
Title: Re: plasitkote spray paint
Post by: triumphjon on January 17, 2014, 10:38:41 PM
plasticote is available from both wilkinsons and the range !

Title: Re: plasitkote spray paint
Post by: paul johnston on January 18, 2014, 05:42:42 AM
My local B&Q still stock plastikote, spray but only a small range, they have plenty of brush on pots tho.
 
Title: Re: plasitkote spray paint
Post by: Nordlys on January 19, 2014, 03:01:53 PM
For those still interested in finding a suitable priced spray paint
these are my findings regarding prices for Rustoleum paint and they do vary a lot.
 
Homebase  all colours 9.49 / tin
B&Q           all colours 7.98 /tin
Ebay(Transtools) mostly  8.73/ tin with Free postage.
 
Decent paint with a good selection of colours + clear Lacquer + primer.
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Title: Re: plasitkote spray paint
Post by: troutrunner on February 11, 2014, 02:33:36 PM
Would that be in tins for brushing ? or as a spray paint ? don't shoot me I'm green ;)
Title: Re: plasitkote spray paint
Post by: Nordlys on February 11, 2014, 04:00:40 PM
Plastikote and Rustoleum paints are both spray paint items.
I have used Rustoleum on many boats with no problem at all. Great finish.
Used to be cheap on Ebay (Transtools) but Royal Mail have forced up
their prices by changing their mailing policy for pressurised tins.
Was 6.48 now 8.73 but at reduced cost if you buy 3 tins.(6.55)
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Title: Re: plasitkote spray paint
Post by: troutrunner on February 11, 2014, 04:18:19 PM
What paints would you recommend for use with an air brush set up ? I have sprayed metal components with cellulose but never sprayed wood.
Title: Re: plasitkote spray paint
Post by: Nordlys on February 11, 2014, 04:25:21 PM
Paul,
Never used air brush so unable to make any comment at all.
Just tins of spray paint, outdoors once weather warms up - that's the drawback.
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Title: Re: plasitkote spray paint
Post by: tr7v8 on February 11, 2014, 08:46:54 PM
Would that be in tins for brushing ? or as a spray paint ? don't shoot me I'm green ;)
Rustoleum is available in both. I think in cans it is 750ml & 2.5L Massive range of colours & if they don't cover it in standard then a place in Slough mixes it to RAL & colour to sample.
After about a week it goes very hard & can be polished & buffed like celly
Title: Re: plasitkote spray paint
Post by: troutrunner on February 11, 2014, 09:59:10 PM
Rustoleum is available in both. I think in cans it is 750ml & 2.5L Massive range of colours & if they don't cover it in standard then a place in Slough mixes it to RAL & colour to sample.
After about a week it goes very hard & can be polished & buffed like celly
What thinners would you need to use for air brushing please ?
Title: Re: plasitkote spray paint
Post by: tr7v8 on February 11, 2014, 10:01:26 PM
What thinners would you need to use for air brushing please ?
Normal white spirit works well apparently. It brushes or rollers well.
Title: Re: plasitkote spray paint
Post by: troutrunner on February 11, 2014, 10:11:22 PM
All I need to know now is the best place to get some  :-))
Title: Re: plasitkote spray paint
Post by: kenthompson on February 11, 2014, 10:29:50 PM
Hi
Buyology, (a. Cheapy shop ) in Barry South Wales have a very good selection of  colours ,spry and brush on of the pint.
Ken
Title: Re: plasitkote spray paint
Post by: troutrunner on February 11, 2014, 10:35:26 PM
Hi
Buyology, (a. Cheapy shop ) in Barry South Wales have a very good selection of  colours ,spry and brush on of the pint.
Ken

Afraid South Wales is a bit to far from Lincolnshire Ken <:(
Title: Re: plasitkote spray paint
Post by: kenthompson on February 11, 2014, 10:39:08 PM
Hi Paul
 Thought that there might be other Buyology shops around the UK.?
 Cheers
Ken
Title: Re: plasitkote spray paint
Post by: tr7v8 on February 11, 2014, 11:43:34 PM
All I need to know now is the best place to get some  :-))
All of mine has come from here http://combicolor.co.uk/ Quick delivery & very helpful.
Title: Re: plasitkote spray paint
Post by: oldiron on February 12, 2014, 03:38:18 AM
What thinners would you need to use for air brushing please ?

The same thinners that were designed for the paint you are spraying.

John
Title: Re: plasitkote spray paint
Post by: troutrunner on February 12, 2014, 08:06:42 AM
The same thinners that were designed for the paint you are spraying.

John

OK John I realise that you have to use like for like in thinners and paint  ok2, but what type of paint is Plastikote or Rustoleum, e.g. cellulose, acrylic or...............I have various thinners already :-))
Title: Re: plasitkote spray paint
Post by: troutrunner on February 12, 2014, 08:08:35 AM
All of mine has come from here http://combicolor.co.uk/ Quick delivery & very helpful.
Thanks for the link tr7v8  :-))
Title: Re: plasitkote spray paint
Post by: Nordlys on February 12, 2014, 08:48:41 AM
Paul,
Take a look at the Transtools website for  -'Rustoleum paint'
 at  http://www.transtools.co.uk
Quite extensive range of paint. White spirit seems to be the thinners to use.

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Title: Re: plasitkote spray paint
Post by: Stavros on February 12, 2014, 02:45:20 PM
Plasticoat is a  enamel.......now the main trouble is that it is a one shot paint And will React if a second coat is applied to it.
I have had it react on me when a top coat was applied to the plasticoat primer.......AVOID it like the plauge....if you want to apply an enamel then use household gloss thinned with white spirit.
I honestly don't understand why a modeler would want to spend so much on his model to ruin it with inferior paint...Halfords acrylic spray cans are far superior as they are car paints.Fair comment, you want to airbrush you paint....Tamiya and Humbrol are FAR SUPERIOR  to Plasticoat.......another disadvantage of this stuff is if you scratch your model chances are if you do a repair and recoat it will REACT......IT EVEN TELLS YOU ON THEIR CANS


Dave
Title: Re: plasitkote spray paint
Post by: Bob K on February 12, 2014, 04:12:26 PM
For purely "painting", if you are not going to airbrush (Tamiya or Humbrol etc) then stick to Halfords rattle cans.
 
However, I must state that Plasti-Kote exterior satin varnish (in cans) is a superb and effective protective finish for hulls etc.  A clear very hard UV resistant Polyurathane varnish that does not react with either enamel or acrylic, protects your finish and allows easy cleaning.
 
Been using it without problems for years on ships that are in regular use, that still look pristine.
Title: Re: plasitkote spray paint
Post by: midships on February 12, 2014, 08:26:16 PM
hi all
looked at chrome spray paint for my tamar,all looked a bit bright saw that plasticote now do a brushed nickel in a spray can 9.95 from one of my local builders merchants used on the trim tabs and other bits quite pleased with the results has anybody else used it
regards
howard midships
Title: Re: plasitkote spray paint
Post by: troutrunner on February 12, 2014, 10:47:33 PM
Plasticoat is a  enamel.......now the main trouble is that it is a one shot paint And will React if a second coat is applied to it.
I have had it react on me when a top coat was applied to the plasticoat primer.......AVOID it like the plauge....if you want to apply an enamel then use household gloss thinned with white spirit.
I honestly don't understand why a modeler would want to spend so much on his model to ruin it with inferior paint...Halfords acrylic spray cans are far superior as they are car paints. Fair comment, you want to airbrush you paint....Tamiya and Humbrol are FAR SUPERIOR  to Plasticoat.......another disadvantage of this stuff is if you scratch your model chances are if you do a repair and recoat it will REACT......IT EVEN TELLS YOU ON THEIR CANS
Dave

Thanks Dave,
   I have taken that on board, what other car paints can I use ? Can I use Cellulose, I am very familiar with this and have one or two colours already, your recommendations please as I really want to use a fairly quick drying Paint.
Title: Re: plasitkote spray paint
Post by: Stavros on February 13, 2014, 01:31:54 PM
celulose paint is fine
 
Dave
 
 
Title: Re: plasitkote spray paint
Post by: troutrunner on February 13, 2014, 01:51:41 PM
Thanks Dave  :-))
Title: Re: plasitkote spray paint
Post by: mikearace on February 14, 2014, 08:43:37 PM
Plasticoat is a  enamel.......now the main trouble is that it is a one shot paint And will React if a second coat is applied to it.
Dave

I used it once a few years back to paint a hull and didn't know then what I soon found out.  When I put a second coat on oh boy did it react - reaction being an understatement.  Horrible nasty stuff - might be good for banksy but not IMHO for painting models.  I would rather chew mothballs and wash them down with domestos than ever use that stuff again.
Title: Re: plasitkote spray paint
Post by: Stavros on February 14, 2014, 09:10:18 PM
I used it once a few years back to paint a hull and didn't know then what I soon found out.  When I put a second coat on oh boy did it react - reaction being an understatement.  Horrible nasty stuff - might be good for banksy but not IMHO for painting models.  I would rather chew mothballs and wash them down with domestos than ever use that stuff again.

 
Well a least I am NOT the only one who HATES this paint ........if you can call it that  O0 O0
 
Dave
Title: Re: plasitkote spray paint
Post by: troutrunner on February 14, 2014, 10:05:14 PM

 
Well a least I am NOT the only one who HATES this paint ........if you can call it that  O0 O0
 
Dave

I've never used it and never knew of it's existence before this thread was started, I was really just wondering what others recommend or use, I have sprayed cellulose quite a bit but wasn't sure if it was suitable for model boats but I guess I'll give it a try...........