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slippyr425/04/2007 17:16:00
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Hi All,

I've now almost finished making my home made field box, which is fairly standard fayre incorporating fuel bottle holder, power panel, model holding U bends etc.

I'd like it to be black. What can I paint it with that will resist the inevitable glow fuel splashes?

Thanks

Jon
David Ashby - Moderator26/04/2007 08:34:00
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Jon, I've used Hammerite in the past with no probs. You can spray it or paint. Good old varnish works well too.

David.
slippyr426/04/2007 08:45:00
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Hammerite as in the metal paint?
David Ashby - Moderator26/04/2007 09:36:00
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Yes Jon but I've painted wood successfully before with it.
Chris Dickens26/04/2007 14:07:00
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Jon
As an alternative most arcylics are fuel resistant, a small tin from the local DIY shed should be enough for a field box.
Chris
Myron Beaumont02/05/2007 14:19:00
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Hammerite does melt over time on contact with 5 % glow fuel !I would use varnish on top of it especially on front end !
slippyr402/05/2007 15:04:00
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Thanks for the info people. In the end I used a matt-black general type paint from International paints, almost certainly not fuel-proof, but then 3 coats of a ronseal polyurethane "ultra tough matt coat" which seems to be a non-gloss varnish, but poly based. So i'm hoping that'll do the job.

I finished the last coat of paint last night so i'll final assemble to box later and maybe use it at the weekend. we'll soon find out if it melts.

thanks

Jon
Myron Beaumont02/05/2007 15:58:00
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It won't . I couldn't think of "International" in my message but it's all I use & the tin is in the shed Pretty good on boat hulls too!Of course the ultimate finish is epoxy resin diluted (or 2 pack if you're not bothered about breathing anymore) Proper job !Balsaman.
Phils14/05/2007 13:23:00
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Chaps, I know its a litle late but for those intersted I understand that Jap Lac (available from B&Q type places) goes on a treat and is fuel proof. A couple of our members use it on their aircraft and swear by it. On their models its been brushed on but the finish is superb.
I have not used it myself yet but perhaps some of you guys know more about its use.

Hope it helps - cheers Phil.

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