Rust-Oleum Black Lacquer 11oz.
Okay first off I dont paint my rockets. I use monokote to finish them. But I am finishing a plastic X-15 and had no choice but to reach out for a paint can. My last painting experience was with Krylon and the infamous 2nd coat disaster so I was nervous when I pushed the spray nozzle.
As a matter of fact, I used a Testors Lacquer paint a couple of weeks ago on another plastic model and it bubbled really bad. Seems the cause was the paint and or model was too warm and the paint was "filming, drying to quickly" trapping bubbles underneth the drying paint film.
My experience with Rust-Oleum's Black Lacquer was completely different. The stuff sprays on really nice and seems to be forgiving enough that even I, a non-painter, can get a very good shiny finish. The paint dries fast, I applied a 2nd coat withing 3 hours of the first. I appllied 2 coats yesterday and after the humidity burns off today I will apply the 3rd and final coat. The model is EXTREMLY shiny even without a coat of clear which I will apply after letting the decals dry today.
The Rust-Oleum Lacquer spray cans come in only 3 colors: Black, White, and Red. Plus a Clear. Price at walmart was $4.27 per 11oz can; Bringing the price for a Black can and a Clear can just under $10.00 including tax.
SIDE NOTE: Rust-Oleum has a color shifting paint that changes colors depending on the viewing and light angles. It is designed to be applied over a Black finish!
Last edited by Rocket_Man; 17th July 2011 at 07:10 PM.
It looks like you got yourself one serious speed machine there.