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Orange illuminated paint

Post by Queball » 25 May 2018, 17:14

Looking for some advice. Need to obtain some orange illuminated paint, the sort used on control knobs. Have a couple of spare sets of controls for a 148/360fm but are all odd and don't match up correctly. Any advice or links to get some would be great and well appreciated.
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Re: Orange illuminated paint

Post by ch25 » 25 May 2018, 17:40

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Re: Orange illuminated paint

Post by astradyne » 26 May 2018, 12:49

Do you have a model shop anywhere near you? They sell enamel paint a wide range of colours so you should at least get somewhere near what you're looking for. If not eBay. There's plenty for sale on there too.

Here's what I use if the need arises.
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Re: Orange illuminated paint

Post by The Collector » 26 May 2018, 19:34

Never heard of illuminated stuff. Flourescent or glow-in -the-dark then yes.
As above, the likes of Humbrol or Tamiya etc do a few bright shades of orange if it's just a bright, hard-wearing gloss enamel that you're after.

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Re: Orange illuminated paint

Post by Queball » 27 May 2018, 04:44

Just ordered some model paint off eBay. Thanks for your help guys.
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Re: Orange illuminated paint

Post by astradyne » 27 May 2018, 09:55

Queball wrote:
27 May 2018, 04:44
Just ordered some model paint off eBay. Thanks for your help guys.
Don't forget your paint brushes. The cheap ones from Poundland are perfect for the job!
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Re: Orange illuminated paint

Post by superstar » 19 Jun 2018, 09:51

hmm , paint thats a good idea, i remember cutting slithers of red insulation tape and laying in the grooves
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Re: Orange illuminated paint

Post by radiogaga » 19 Jun 2018, 16:58

Slightly hijacking the tread but still nearly on point, any tips for the plastic chrome work and making that pretty?
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Re: Orange illuminated paint

Post by The Collector » 19 Jun 2018, 20:05

A few suggestions:

1: Strip the chrome and paint it whatever colour you want. Otherwise, water-based chrome paint effect is available and good (see youtube).

2: Strip the chrome and re-chrome it.

3: Strip the chrome and gold-plate it.

4: Polish up what you have and maybe re-touch any chips with chrome-a-like paint and a small paintbrush.

5: Buy another nicer chrome surround/set of knobs and replace as needed.

6: Buy a mint version of your radio and sell your tatty one.

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