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My first fiberglass kit, and an old Big Daddy
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My Thanksgiving Week projects.  The Wildman Jart on the left is my first fiberglass kit, while the Big Daddy on the right is 15 years old.  It had a fin broken years ago, which I finally got around to fixing.  I decided to try the chrome paint on the nosecones, but I'm not sure how well it will stand up as they're both poly plastic, which can be challenging for long-term paint adhesion.



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Ooooh!  Shiny! ;D

Nice paint jobs.  Like you say - only time will tell if they will hold up.  SHould be fun finding out though!

Dale
Dale Stoyer - L3
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(11-21-2012, 08:20 PM)Dale Stoyer link Wrote:Ooooh!  Shiny! ;D

Nice paint jobs.  Like you say - only time will tell if they will hold up.  SHould be fun finding out though!

Dale

lol  Yep, I'm very pleased with the body of the Jart - it's about as close to a perfect rattle-can paint job as I've ever done.  The nosecones pass the "looks good at five feet" test, but the chrome really makes any slight imperfections stand out up close.  I definitely need to improve my plastic prep technique.
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Try spraying it with a couple of coats of clear lacquer.  It might delay the flaking of the paint.
By the way, nice job on the rockets.
Jg
Jim Goggins NAR  L3
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Agreed, that's a very nice paint job Rich!
I have used aluminum/chrome colored metallic paints on some of my smaller rockets with plastic cones.
No issues there, but they are LP..
Greg
Greg Young - L3
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Wait at least a couple weeks before you clear coat the chrome, especially if it is paint from a spray can. I've tried coating it before and even a week after the paint, the clear tends to bleed into the chrome, making it a dull gray. Love the Jart. I'm thinking of getting one myself.
Evan Brown
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