Quantcast

Plasti-kote Paint--Lame Finish

The Rocketry Forum

Help Support The Rocketry Forum:

Pippen

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 18, 2009
Messages
1,969
Reaction score
3
I was at Michael's yesterday and found 6 ounce cans of this stuff marked down from $6.00 to $1.00. The colors they had left were sparkly gold, bronze, silver, and light blue.

I brought some home and tried it out. It makes a pretty sparkly gold but I was having trouble getting getting the "sparkles" even. Has anyone used this stuff with good results? The price was good, but not if it's going to result in a bunch of sanding. :rolleyes:
 

troj

Wielder Of the Skillet Of Harsh Discipline, Potent
Joined
Jan 19, 2009
Messages
14,301
Reaction score
220
If I remember right, to get a good finish, PlastiKote needs the "right" primer under it.

-Kevin
 

Gillard

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 18, 2009
Messages
1,973
Reaction score
1
plasti-kote is the main spray paint that i use, and with the exception of the metallic paints i usually get a good finish.
i find the metallic paints to do dull quickly and sometimes give patchy finishes - even when i've used the plasti-kote primer underneath.
 

troj

Wielder Of the Skillet Of Harsh Discipline, Potent
Joined
Jan 19, 2009
Messages
14,301
Reaction score
220
plasti-kote is the main spray paint that i use, and with the exception of the metallic paints i usually get a good finish.
i find the metallic paints to do dull quickly and sometimes give patchy finishes - even when i've used the plasti-kote primer underneath.
Do you put a clear over the metallics? I've found that when I do that, they hold up well. Granted, I've not used the PlastiKote metallics, but the ones I have all have clear coats.

-Kevin
 

judo

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 18, 2009
Messages
2,347
Reaction score
4
I painted my Flis Tumbleweed with orange Plasti-coat. Gawd-Awful!
 

Gillard

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 18, 2009
Messages
1,973
Reaction score
1
half way through painting a rocket with the orange Plasti-kote, and i have to agree with the others, this colour gives a much worse finish than the other colours in the plasti -cote range, and it seems to run alot more.
 

Pippen

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 18, 2009
Messages
1,969
Reaction score
3
Thanks for the input. I grabbed a few cans while they were on the shelf but after reading this I will file them in the "not for important projects" bin. Rustoleum metallics have been pretty good for us but this was so sparkly (and cheap) I wanted to check it out.
 
Top