Hot paint or not?

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First off I had bought a can of Rustoleum gloss black awhile back for a 1:1 project and I have 3/4s of a can left. I try not to waste anything. So I thought maybe I could get away with using it on a model or two. The can says it's a high performance enamel what ever that means? Has anybody tried this kind of paint before if so what was the result? I'm hoping for an answer before I go and grab some plastic spoons to test on later in the week.

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Test it. Test it on the plastic that the model you're working on is made of...backs of parts, sprue, etc. I've shot some big-can enamel on some more recent Revell plastic and had horrible crazing, but the same paint on some older Johan and AMT plastic worked fine.

Test it.

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If it turns out to be too hot for the plastic you're putting it on, lay a good coat of primer and try again. Bill is right, you won't find out with the spoon test. It's different plastic and thus won't give the proper results. Use some sprue to test.

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thanks guys I tested it and no problems. I think when I go to do the body I think it's going to lay down thick I may have to spray fast and far away! I know what you folks mean about the new stuff I had a revell body that crazed like mad and this was after I sprayed a model that had been sitting in my collection for 10+ years

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To help the paint flow better and a little less thick, you can put the can in a bowl of warm water for a few minutes before spraying. Make sure to wipe the can dry before shaking it anywhere near the model.

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