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RythmSekshun
01-10-2005, 11:29 PM
...successfully?

I want to paint my vertical 3d fin. Can I just roughen it up a bit, prime it, and then paint it like anything else?

Or do I need to go throught some insane process of preperation?

Thanks

ChrisLaFollette
01-11-2005, 02:42 AM
Hmm I was thinking about just that today when looking at mine. I bet if you roughened it up a bit then shot it, it should turn out alright!

sdixon747
01-11-2005, 04:45 AM
I painted the fins on my Fury and they turned out fine. Just wet sand with some 320 then 400 sandpaper, prime then paint.

Steve

ThBrtmn
01-11-2005, 08:59 AM
It can be done...I have seen some of the Canopy painters do matching fins...I just dont know of the proper procedure.

Heli_jack
01-11-2005, 09:17 AM
no sweat, treat it like fiberglass

megarckid
01-11-2005, 10:51 PM
be sure to claen it real good with acetone or alcohol if you have had them on your heli they will soak up some fuel in the fibers

Mike Fortin
01-13-2005, 04:20 PM
I might as well give this a shot as well!