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Offline Grendels

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light block paint.
« on: Sat Feb, 13, 2010, 09:16:PM »
I am working on a model that I would like to light, and from what I have read on the web most people use two coats of paint on their models to block light.  First a dark coat to absorb the light, and then some sort of reflective paint or actually foil to reflect the light.  Well I found a paint that does both.  Rustoleum specialty metallic paint.  But be careful, acrylic paint doesn't like to stick to it.  I found this out the hard way.

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Re: light block paint.
« Reply #1 on: Wed Mar, 10, 2010, 08:50:AM »
Cool. I'll need something for that soon. I'll look for that paint.

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Re: light block paint.
« Reply #2 on: Wed Mar, 10, 2010, 02:27:PM »
I am using it on my NX build, I will be posting a photo of the saucer section with a 5 mW laser illuminating it soon.   From looking at other builds of this model, most people use foil on the insides of their models for reflectivity.  From my understanding, this paint contains metal leafing flakes.  This makes it as reflective as foil, and will not leave the wrinkled edges that foil will.  Here is a link to the product for those that are interested

http://www.rustoleum.com/CBGProduct.asp?pid=114