Painting

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by ironmule2004, Jan 9, 2006.

  1. ironmule2004

    ironmule2004 New Member

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    I was wanting to paint the trucks and the roof of my stewart F7A. It has a factory paint job with the trucks being unpainted of course. I was going to airbrush "testors" enamel silver. Do I need to use a primer? I also have some Testors acrylic but I don't think it looks as good.

    Thanks, IronMule
  2. knudsen

    knudsen New Member

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    Test a little on the back of the sideframe.
  3. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

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    not owning a stewart can't say for shure but if they are the durlin side frame's they dont hold paint well unless you primer them.
  4. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

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    As I recall, the Stewart sideframes aren't Delrin, they're styrene of some sort. Airbrushing the Testors should work fine, although the silver might look better if you use a gray primer under it. If the roof is a dark colour, a gray primer might also help here. Otherwise, spray the Testors on with light coats and it should be fine.

    Wayne