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Painting ABS hulls
« on: April 20, 2007, 02:41:44 PM »

I usually build scratch with wood but for a change I am building a Graupner kit with an ABS hull and superstructure. Normally I use Car sprays Hi-coat by choice. Whats best for ABS?
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Re: Painting ABS hulls
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2007, 03:39:02 PM »

I use Plasticote which you can get from Halfords.
You could also try:

http://www.paintsprays.co.uk/catalog/index.php

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Re: Painting ABS hulls
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2007, 03:42:56 PM »

Hi Boater,

Whatever paint you use please don't forget to wash off the hull with 'Hairy' liquid or similar and even key the surface to get rid of mould release agents and/or static which can cause the new paint to pel off.

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Re: Painting ABS hulls
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2007, 03:45:44 PM »

If you are building a warship and just need primer try Amazon as they are cheaper than Halfords.

 http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=sr_pg_2/203-4637833-0063112?ie=UTF8&keywords=spray%20paints&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Aspray%20paints&page=2

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Re: Painting ABS hulls
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2007, 12:12:27 PM »

Many thanks
I have ordered suitable colours for my Adolph Bermpohl

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Re: Painting ABS hulls
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2007, 08:50:34 PM »

Wilkinsons are cheap for Plasicote, but ours doesn't have a vast range of colours.
The Range also sell it fairly cheap.
Homebase are the dearest 2 more than Wilko !!!
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Re: Painting ABS hulls
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2007, 07:52:37 AM »

Try this site for spray paints:
http://www.paintsprays.co.uk/catalog/index.php

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Re: Painting ABS hulls
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2007, 05:33:40 PM »

I ordered a set of plasticote sprays from www.paintsprays.co.uk and yesterday afternoon and they arrived this morning. Super service

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