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Best way to apply paint on MDF...

Postby bobbyraz49 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:39 pm

Is a foam roller a good idea? Or a thin nap regular roller ? How many coats and do I sand in between coats ?
Suggestions are welcome. TY
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Re: Best way to apply paint on MDF...

Postby WB2 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:16 pm

I did two coats with a foam roller.
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Re: Best way to apply paint on MDF...

Postby manchvegasracer » Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:52 pm

Foam roller worked great for me too. Leaves the surface pretty smooth.
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Re: Best way to apply paint on MDF...

Postby Broman62 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:43 pm

As said a foam roller works the best and at least 2 coats should do the trick...no sanding required between coats!! Others will probably chime in for the paints they use unless you already have it picked out...just keeping the surface smooth is what you want...good luck!!!
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Re: Best way to apply paint on MDF...

Postby bobbyraz49 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:59 pm

Thanks all.
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Re: Best way to apply paint on MDF...

Postby SLOTTING SINCE 1963 » Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:54 am

FOAM . Enjoy
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Re: Best way to apply paint on MDF...

Postby bobbyraz49 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:52 am

Thanks all for your profound suggestions.
I also picked up a paint additive that is supposed to minimize streaks.
There is still much routing to be done,but so far I like where it's headed. A couple of the guys from our Buffalo area 1/32 race club stopped over and gave me a few ideas.
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Re: Best way to apply paint on MDF...

Postby bobbyraz49 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:07 pm

Thanks for all the info folks !
The people in our modest racing group want to know when it will be finished. I said never.
As I will add/fix/adjust things as we start racing. I'd say at least another month to make it race ready.
Will be using Trackmate with a dead strip for timing.
The track will be flat black. I believe it has 12 turns. Once the routing is totally complete, I will put a string in each grove and measure each lane.
I want it done yesterday, but I also enjoy working on it and getting help and suggestions from our club members.
When it is race ready I will make a video of some pictures and racing video.
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Re: Best way to apply paint on MDF...

Postby noddaz » Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:23 pm

You might want to try some other color than black... The only reason is it can be difficult to race black cars on a black track.
Besides, any worn track or road surface isn't black anyway. Just a thought.

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Re: Best way to apply paint on MDF...

Postby bobbyraz49 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:38 pm

Thanks Scott.
I was looking at images of tracks and the black one I saw really grabbed my eye.
Routing is "nearly" complete. Then come the repairs to the routing effort. I have tried Durham's "ROCK HARD" filler. Well....the filler is cracking and I am afraid to route through it.
Any suggestions from the routing experts are appreciated. And....THANKS
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