When you write ACE, do you mean the brand of paint or the hardware store?
From: STMFC@... on behalf of 'Chuck Cover' chuck.cover@... [STMFC]
Sent: Monday, January 16, 2017 10:12 AM,
Sub [STMFC] Re: Rust-Oleum Dead Flat Clear Finish
For all of my projects, locomotives, freight cars and structures, I first use a spray can of flat black as a primer. I have used various brands including ACE and Rust-Oleum. For the finish color I will use the air brush when I have an acceptable color available. I favor the left over Floquil that I have horded and Scalecoat. I do not like to use acrylic paints in the airbrush.
I recently found ACE red oxide primer to be a reasonable FCC for PRR rolling stock. I use a spray booth for all solvent based painting and adhesives. The spray booth is next to a double hung window that I removed the screen from and put in a piece of plywood with a vent for the spray booth. When I use the spray booth, I open the window and attach the exhaust to the vent. When I am done, just disconnect the exhaust and close t! he window.
Santa Fe, NM