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01-28-2001, 01:25 PM
I posted this question in the cafe forum but thought maybe i'd place it here as well. I may be doing a painting on an airplane soon and have no idea what type of paints are used for this! If anyone has any experience in this area or any info at all, it would be greatly appreciated! Thanks


01-28-2001, 08:45 PM
The joker who refered to the car paint is the one to see.
I have a brother who works in the body shop of a car dealership.
The paints on metal are very volutile and use lacquer I believe.
There is the possiblity of solvents from fuel you have never dreamed of!
My best advice is to call either an airplane fixed base operation and see where they get the painting done and what they use or check into a body shop for cars.
a teeny consideration, in the old days was weight. IN FACT nail polish was invented because when planes were made of wood and cloth skins, the weight of paints actually affected the payload hence more fuel needed to haul it around. The cellulose and lacquer in nail polishes is all that is left of that superlight painting technology.
So that didn't help, did it? http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/rolleyes.gif

01-28-2001, 11:11 PM
LOL DJ http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif it didn't hurt!


01-30-2001, 01:08 AM
hhahahah i thought you meant
that you would be flying somewhere and painting.

enamel, i would assume, would work best, but some sort of airplane person would probably know better. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/wink.gif


02-05-2001, 03:45 AM
KM!? You are still here? I tried e-mailing you but it came back to me. Did your eddress change?

Send me an e-mail if you see this - hope all is well!


02-06-2001, 01:18 AM
hey tim

i just emailed you cuz yeah my email has gone awry.

i emailed to brag ..... jes' a li'l .....
that i bought today a complete workable set of encaustics.

i a m so o oo o j a z z e d

i can barely speak.

ok, we know that's not true.. a day where i can't speak? ha!

i thought of you as i ordered them.

i rule http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif hope to see you around.