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plasitkote spray paint
« 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? <*<
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Re: plasitkote spray paint
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2014, 07:02:22 PM »

Hobbycraft stock it.
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Re: plasitkote spray paint
« Reply #2 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.

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Re: plasitkote spray paint
« Reply #3 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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Re: plasitkote spray paint
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2014, 09:16:10 PM »

Rustoleum is much better. I buy it online
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Re: plasitkote spray paint
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2014, 10:38:41 PM »

plasticote is available from both wilkinsons and the range !

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Re: plasitkote spray paint
« Reply #6 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.
 
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Re: plasitkote spray paint
« Reply #7 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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Re: plasitkote spray paint
« Reply #8 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 ;)
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Re: plasitkote spray paint
« Reply #9 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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Re: plasitkote spray paint
« Reply #10 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.
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Re: plasitkote spray paint
« Reply #11 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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Re: plasitkote spray paint
« Reply #12 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
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Re: plasitkote spray paint
« Reply #13 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 ?
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Re: plasitkote spray paint
« Reply #14 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.
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Re: plasitkote spray paint
« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2014, 10:11:22 PM »

All I need to know now is the best place to get some  :-))
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Re: plasitkote spray paint
« Reply #16 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
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Re: plasitkote spray paint
« Reply #17 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 <:(
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Re: plasitkote spray paint
« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2014, 10:39:08 PM »

Hi Paul
 Thought that there might be other Buyology shops around the UK.?
 Cheers
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Re: plasitkote spray paint
« Reply #19 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.
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Re: plasitkote spray paint
« Reply #20 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.

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Re: plasitkote spray paint
« Reply #21 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 :-))
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Re: plasitkote spray paint
« Reply #22 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  :-))
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Re: plasitkote spray paint
« Reply #23 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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Re: plasitkote spray paint
« Reply #24 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


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