Up until recently I’ve always painted my RC cars using spray cans, but I’ve just started to experiment with airbrushing since I inherited a basic Badger Airbrush kit from my late Grandfather. An essential part of airbrushing, besides the airbrush itself is of course the paint, and for general RC use you can’t beat good quality acrylic based paints and lacquers. Acrylics give durable finishes on both Lexan/Polycarbonate shells, and on hard plastic ABS bodies.
Acrylicos Vallejo Premium RC Paint
Enter Acrylicos Vallejo. Whilst on the hunt for some suitable acrylics, and especially ones that are perhaps a little more economical than the Tamiya Acrylic pots I’ve used in the past, I stumbled across Acrylicos Vallejo’s paints in an advertisement in RC Racer magazine that I currently write a column for via my RC Know How website.
AV Premium paints are a safe, water-based, non-toxic and highly versatile airbrush ready acrylic paint, suitable for a wide variety of applications, but especially formulated for superior adhesion to metals, fibreglass, polyethylene, clear Lexan Polycarbonate, ABS slot car and RC Car bodies, plus all manner of tuning and automotive applications.
The range of colours is pretty vast too with 20 bright opaque colours, 23 metallics and fluorescents, and 9 shimmering transparent Candy Colours.
Acrylicos Vallejos AV Premium Paint Range Features
20 Bright opaque colours
23 Dazzling metallics
9 Shimmering Candy Colours
All colours are suitable for both detail work and covering large areas
Can be applied by brush or airbrush
Water based and non-toxic, easy to clean up
Recommended compressor setting is 30-60psi (2-4Bar)
All colours available in 60ml and 200ml bottles with flip top cap
Additional products available including white primer, varnishes, clear base, retarder, reducer and cleaner
Also available in sets of 5 themed colours (60ml bottles)