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Old 10-21-2017, 04:41 AM   #1
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Default Durable Paint for Interior Metal Parts?

I just picked up my fuselage from powder coat. Time to put everything back in. I've added a photo per informal forum rules..."trust but verify visually"

Pretty much everything going in will be black, pedals, pushrods, stick assembly, etc. These are currently in black paint but with a bit of wear. I'd like to freshen it all up. I considered powder coating these, but i think it's really overkill.

Anybody want to suggest a good product? I'd like something hard and durable, gloss, and won't chalk in sunlight. I'm not sure whether to buy an enamel from polyfiber, or use something local. What are you guys using out there?

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Your local PPG auto paint dealer would be happy to sell you Delfleet single stage polyurethane. They use it on commercial trucks and it works good on airplane parts. Painted my fuel tank with their white a few years ago. But wear your breathing protection.

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years ago I was considering Polyfiber enamel on the kinds of parts you are talking about. the PF rep told me its basically the same as regular enamel. I went with Rustoleum rattle can enamel spray paint. not as sexy as the more expensive paints but has worn well and easy to touch up.
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Fair enough. Here we go. I did consider Rustoleum but am hoping this is a little tougher. Time will tell.
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Any high quality catalyzed polyurethane, like the PPG product you selected will work MUCH better than an air dry enamel. The paint is only as good as the the surface it is trying to adhere to. 2K polyurethanes need a good quality epoxy or 2K urethane primer.


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