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to each their own, but I would never use paint that is meant for car engines on my plastic models.  For me, there's no need to.  Just grab a can of Tamiya paint that is much milder and meant specifically for plastic models.  

My opinion is the same for Duplicolor/Krylon, etc.  That stuff is meant for outdoor furniture, real cars, etc.  Yes, people have been able to use them successfuly, but i just stick with Tamiya.  Much easier for me.

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1 hour ago, bluenote said:

to each their own, but I would never use paint that is meant for car engines on my plastic models.  For me, there's no need to.  Just grab a can of Tamiya paint that is much milder and meant specifically for plastic models.  

I like the Tamiya paints very much, and they're usuall my first choice IF they have the color a want. I also often use craft paints because the selection of colors is enormous, and they're dirt cheap. This Caddy I'm finishing up is painted with Decoart craft paint I got at Michael's for less than $2. The large chrome section is Krylon. It's not bad at all. The only reason I was looking at the engine paint in this case is because I want Grabber Green specifically, and that's one of the choices.

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