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Rocker01/02/2019 22:23:22
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I have a FMS 1700 Foamy Corsair and it needs a bit of a touch up .Someone told me that the Humbrol 182 was a good match but when I went to buy some it is discontinued .Anyone know what paint would be match or near match for the FMS 1700 Corsair

onetenor01/02/2019 23:00:58
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Get B&Q to mix a tester pot to match.

Geoff Parkes02/02/2019 08:46:42
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I second the idea for going to B and Q, if you take the smallest part of the plane you want the paint to match they will scan the colour and mix a small quantity of emulsion - they dont offer enamel, the cost is approx £2.00 for a tub large enough to repaint the whole plane, I find the silk finish is more resistant to scrapes than matt.I have used this service for years and find the match spot on.

ken anderson.02/02/2019 10:48:02
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rocker ,I give my foamies a coat of water based varnish...satin.... gives them a little bit of protection...Wilco's stuff I use.

ken anderson...ne..1..Wilcos dept.

Rocker02/02/2019 12:46:39
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Thanks never thought of B& Q I pop over and do that

Rocker04/02/2019 14:15:38
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Just got back from B&Q with a match pot ,like you said Geoff there is enough to paint the whole aircraft I got the silk finish and it matches perfectly Thanks for that yes

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