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cussler08

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I have a couple of models with silver paint and they seem to fingerprint easily. Does future floor wax keep them from fingerprinting? What's the best solution/technique?

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My experience with silver paint is to not use a paint can/brush/spray at all. I've found good success with using a craft-type metallic paint pen. It dries quickly, thinly, and doesn't rub off very easily. But it sounds like it may be too late for that for your birds...

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limd21

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Originally posted by cussler08
I have a couple of models with silver paint and they seem to fingerprint easily. Does future floor wax keep them from fingerprinting? What's the best solution/technique?

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I've not done this myself, but it seems like it would work. A clear coat is often used on brass and stainless surfaces to help hide fingerprints - seems to make sense that it'd work on metallic painted surfaces, too. Future is just a clear coat. Do be aware that Future makes for a glossy surface, so if you're after a matte finish, you'll need to use something else. In any case, it's certainly easy enough to test on some scrap before doing it on an actual rocket.
 

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Use automotive silver paint like Duplicolor. Meijer and Wal-Mart have 'em for about $4 a can.

They don't " fingerprint" and they are designed to take clear coats.

Man, can you imagine if auto motive paint "fingerprinted'! Wow would you be mad then!
 

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ive never had the plastic stick silver krylon fingerprint...

anyways my theory is you cant see a finger print 2600 feet up there...
 
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