Plasti-kote Paint--Lame Finish

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Pippen

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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.

troj

Wielder Of the Skillet Of Harsh Discipline, Potent
If I remember right, to get a good finish, PlastiKote needs the "right" primer under it.

-Kevin

Gillard

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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
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

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I painted my Flis Tumbleweed with orange Plasti-coat. Gawd-Awful!

Gillard

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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

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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.