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    Best Paint For Acrylic

    Hi all,
    As seen in this vid I'm cutting a few C172 CB and switch panels. Any suggestion on a good paint for acrylic? Thank you in advance!!!!

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    Re: Best Paint For Acrylic

    Hi,

    I've laser cut my panels too.
    To spray paint the panels, you have to "sand" them with scotch brite.
    Then you can spray paint a first layer of 1- component acryl primer.
    Within 10 minutes sand it for a second time with scotch bite and add a second layer of primer.
    Let it dry , see information on the spray can.

    After that you can spray any color you like.

    Best regards

    Jan Geurtsen

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    Re: Best Paint For Acrylic

    Thank you Jan!! I guess my question should have been "How" rather than What.

    Good thing the steps are not as painful as painting Classic American Rust Bucket Cars hehe.

    Thanks,

    Lou Mendez

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    Re: Best Paint For Acrylic

    Hello,

    first i also use scotch brite to get some roughness on the acryl . Then use primer. For the final painting i use standard car paint out of the spray can. Two layers give a nice result. Be carefull that you have a clean working area and no dust floating around. Using scotchbrite on acryl "loads" the material electrostatical and the dust loves to come and sit down on the freshly painted surface.... ; )

    Cheers Andy

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    Re: Best Paint For Acrylic

    That looks outstanding! I would love to see pics/video when they are completed.

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    Re: Best Paint For Acrylic

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    That looks outstanding! I would love to see pics/video when they are completed.

    Reid
    It came out nice. I have painted cars before but never painted acrylic surface.

    Thanks to Masterploxis and Jan737



    Now it's time to paint the rocker switches.

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    Re: Best Paint For Acrylic

    Perfect California weather for painting. The result is excellent.



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    Re: Best Paint For Acrylic

    backlightable cessna 172 fuel valve selector panel
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    Re: Best Paint For Acrylic

    I just did this for my friend. GNS430 without LCD screen it has the same width as Go-flight module.

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    Re: Best Paint For Acrylic

    Louie,

    Could I ask how you mask the letters when you do the spray painting?

    Thank you,

    Philip

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