Testors color shift

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  1. Sep 14, 2018 #1

    Mailman

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    Has anyone ever tried this? Saw it last night at hobby lobby almost pulled the trigger but practiced some much needed restraint with my rocketry purchases. IMG_1628.jpg
     
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    All color shifting paints are a bit of a pain, make sure you follow the directions carefully and use the recommended base coats and clear coats.
     
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    I tried it on a rocket I put together out of spare parts. Regular primer, the black base coat, then two light coats of the purple fog. Maybe I got lucky on the first time though but it looks pretty good. Sorry, no picture available.
     
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    I just finished a rocket using rustoleum color shirt galaxy green. It came out well. Just tested the GPS tracker and was still getting a signal through woods at 750 feet away, and was still getting signal when I called it ‘good enough’.

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    Other than using a black base coat, I saw no difference from other paints.
     
  6. Sep 15, 2018 #6

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    I’ve used the rustoleum one - it’s great... just need to watch out for applying too heavily - it goes on like a clear coat so it’s easy to accidentally over do it and get runs.
     
  7. Sep 17, 2018 #7

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    Just an FYI, the Testors Color Shift can says Rustoleum on the back.
     
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    Same company.
     
  9. Sep 17, 2018 #9

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    I used it on my L2 rocket, and everything worked as advertised.
    I liked the end results, but it was probably a one-off/BTDT experiment for me, as additional painting steps take significantly more time than usual. And I don't enjoy painting all that much.

    Two unadvertised side-effects of color shifting paints are:
    1). The overall paint looks darker and less shiny in anything but direct sunlight. You really need direct sunlight to appreciate the color shifting paint. Otherwise, it's a waste.
    2). It's a PITA to maintain. Every time you pickup a scratch to the FG/plastic after a landing, you need to go to the begging: mask-off parts; re-spray black base coat; re-spray primary color; re-spray color shifting coat. For some of the paints you need to wait 48+ hours between coats.

    In my case, BTDT, moved on.

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  10. Sep 18, 2018 #10

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    What is the color shift paint that has been used by forgers? Is Galaxy Green making the statement that you are burning money?
     

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