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    I need to paint a 8mm OD tubular roll cage for a RC truck,
    I would prefer to brush paint it as I think it will be more
    hard wearing as it will go on thicker and also will be easier
    to touch up.

    Can anyone recommend a good brush paint, would like
    to keep brush strokes to a minimum but realize there
    will be some.


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    Default Re: Brush paint

    Hammerite, nothing more hard wearing.

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    I would have thought Humberol would be ideal for a small area. https://www.humbrol.com/uk-en/shop/p...el-paints.html

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    Depending on the final colour you want, add some lead oxide or lead carbonate to the paint. It'll be the hardest wearing paint ever.

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    Totally forgot about Humbrol, will order a small tin to see what its like
    Will use Hammerite if I don't like the Humbrol

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    Humbrol was quite expensive considering the small amount of paint you get
    so I went with Hammerite Smooth Black but it was horrible and, did not go on at all well.
    It was all streaky and in many places would not cover the original red paint or bare steel,
    the Cage was properly prepared before painting and the Hammerite mixed well too.
    So I wiped the Hammerite mess off the Cage using IPA and then
    tried an old tin of Rustins Small Job black gloss (which I remembered I had straight after buying the Hammerite)
    I had and that went on lovely.
    One coat would have been enough but I gave it two to cover any parts I didn't get first time round.


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    Default Re: Brush paint

    Quote Originally Posted by Eclipse View Post
    Humbrol was quite expensive considering the small amount of paint you get
    so I went with Hammerite Smooth Black but it was horrible and, did not go on at all well.
    It was all streaky and in many places would not cover the original red paint or bare steel,
    the Cage was properly prepared before painting and the Hammerite mixed well too.
    So I wiped the Hammerite mess off the Cage using IPA and then
    tried an old tin of Rustins Small Job black gloss (which I remembered I had straight after buying the Hammerite)
    I had and that went on lovely.
    One coat would have been enough but I gave it two to cover any parts I didn't get first time round.
    Modern Hammerite is pants, they have changed the formula, and not for the better.

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    Default Re: Brush paint

    sadly true, it's a lot harder to get a decent finish with the new stuff.

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    Would powdercoating that not have been cost effective. Company called ARC-RITE do a gloss chassis paint that is tough also Rustoleum paint is quite tough and brushes on.

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    Japlac used to be the paint of choice in the old days.

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