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  1. ShakyShane99

    Estes Mercury Redstone build/update

    Hello since my last post I been really hooked, decided to try building a scale Mercury Redstone from Estes and so far it’s going together great! But I realized I may have made a mistake. I put together the entire capsule and tower without painting it. My first thoughts were maybe the glue...
  2. brennant

    Lacquer or enamel paint

    Hello everyone! I am wondering, what is the best type of paint for altitude, lacquer or enamel? Also, I am not concerned about spending 20+ hours polishing with either kind of paint.
  3. Warlock paint job

    Warlock paint job

    Completed paint job on my warlock
  4. Rocketcas

    Painting the Mad Cow Little John with Createx Colors

    I enjoy the build threads published on TRF. However, paint is my first love and thought a paint thread might be fun and, perhaps, maybe even useful. The subject is a 4" Little John from Madcow Rocketry painted with the Createx Colors (sealers, basecoats, candies, metallics, and pearls) line...
  5. mjennings

    Createx Masking Problems

    Does anyone else have issues with Createx paints (both regular and Wicked Colors) having poor adhesion to the primer coat? I've had several rockets and other projects that when I let the first color dry, usually over night and then apply my masking tape (often green Frog tape, but some times...
  6. RocketEnthusiast101

    Is painting the rockets necessary?

    Hi. I see everyone painting their rockets. Is it part of NAR necessity or well why not.
  7. C

    To paint or not to paint

    I am building an Estes Yankee for a "B" streamer duration contest. Knowing that paint will add weight I'm not sure if I should paint or just leave as-is. I am pretty good at painting and it will have a smooth finish, but that will require 3-4 coats of primer and a few coats of paint. Just...
  8. R

    Probably the most expesnive way to paint a rocket

    But dang...would this stuff be fun to watch throughout the day...
  9. J

    Painting CF, FG, and ABS Airframe

    Hi all, I've never done a spray paint job with any sort of precision before, so I hope you'll excuse that I don't know a lot. I just want to be as informed as possible to do as close to perfect a job as I can. My team has a 12ft long rocket with a 7.78" diameter fore section that transitions to...
  10. wyattjohnson35

    How long to wait to prime / paint over Gorilla 5min Epoxy ?

    How long to wait to prime / paint over Gorilla 5min Epoxy ?
  11. prfesser

    Krylon Fusion all-in-one does not play well with Frogtape

    I'm working on a modified Silver Comet. Glued a bunch of 1/4" tubes around the motor mount tube to give the appearance of jets on a 50s rocket. Realized I'd have to paint these tubes before gluing in the motor mount. Used Frogtape---that green stuff that is supposed to give real good paint...
  12. RocketRoll

    Stumped: How to Stop Oil-Based Enamel From Yellowing

    My Estes Saturn V is all painted and ready for the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 next year. I used Testors gloss white spray enamel and Testors gloss black and silver (bottle enamel). The decals in the kit are incredible. I wanted to clear coat it with Krylon UV-Resistant matte acrylic, but...
  13. RocketRoll

    Need a Clear Coat over Testors Enamel

    I regret using this Testors enamel paint more and more. It's been two months and it's still giving off fumes... I want to clear coat this paint to matte it out. I used gloss colors so that the decals adhere better. I have Krylon UV-Resistant Clear Matte acrylic coating, but now I'm reading...
  14. J

    Need ideas for a rocket name.

    I just built a PML intruder, stretched by ~24 inches thanks to an added fuselage from a Madcow Scooter. The final design is almost 7 feet tall, making it the first rocket I have ever built that’s too big to fit through a door vertically. Only problem is, I have no idea what to name it, or what...