Okay, guys, time for a basic question: how do you paint Tamiya vinyl
Or, rather, how do you make the f***ing paint stick to that bl**dy vinyl
Tamiya acrylics peel off, Humbrol flakes off, Gunze acrylics took a look
at the tracks and threatened to call their lawyer...
And yes, I did wash/sand/degrease the tracks.
on 6/28/2007 5:17 PM Serge D. Grun said the following:
I've been using both Testors enamel and acrylic for 30 years and never
had a problem with the paint on the tracks, but I haven't bought a
tracked vehicle lately. Perhaps they are using a different plastic for
the tracks now.
The older vinyl tracks can be painted with enamels. Don't use a
primer, just paint and install them as soon as they are dry. The
enamel remains slightly flexible until it has dried out for a day or
so. If you get any flaking, just touch them up after installation.
However, the glueable soft styrene tracks introduced about ten years
ago are extremely sensitive to enamel and lacquer thinners. They will
dry out and crumble a few days after exposure, so paint them only with