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Sail Paint Question

Posted: Mon, Jun 15 2009, 10:18 PM
by Darkspark
Hello, I have been wanting to try my hand in the kitemaking bit of this hobby, but really have no knowledge about it other than how to use a sewing machine. And the wealth of info I have sorted through on the old interwebs. The idea :idea: I cant seem to get out of my head is a sail for my 1.5 rev. What my question is; is Will the paint on kite studio's web site work over primary colors or is it only good over white cloth? And is the paint even viable to use on a rev style kite? I want to do a basic sail with a simple character painted over the top of the whole thing. Thanks in advance, Mike

Re: Sail Paint Question

Posted: Mon, Jun 15 2009, 11:40 PM
by Jynx
Darkspark wrote:Hello, I have been wanting to try my hand in the kitemaking bit of this hobby, but really have no knowledge about it other than how to use a sewing machine. And the wealth of info I have sorted through on the old interwebs. The idea :idea: I cant seem to get out of my head is a sail for my 1.5 rev. What my question is; is Will the paint on kite studio's web site work over primary colors or is it only good over white cloth? And is the paint even viable to use on a rev style kite? I want to do a basic sail with a simple character painted over the top of the whole thing. Thanks in advance, Mike

Design Master paints work like a stained glass paint over any color... they are semi-translucent therefore (ie) if you paint yellow over blue rip-stop you'll get green (in the air with the sun shinning through). Painting over white will give you a clean slate to create clean or blended colors.

Re: Sail Paint Question

Posted: Tue, Jun 16 2009, 12:07 AM
by BillLamm
Interesting... but what about brush on... I would love to paint kite sails (need to start drawing again first) I would have to learn tagging as an art form if its only spray on...

I could see it now (this kite tagged by Bill)

Re: Sail Paint Question

Posted: Tue, Jun 16 2009, 01:43 PM
by Mike
You can get an all white sail from Rev, contact David at Chicago kite (link at the top of this page).
I've only seen spray painted revs. See Bazzers designs which are a mix of applique and spray paint: http://www.gluedtotheblue.com/rev.html

Re: Sail Paint Question

Posted: Tue, Jun 16 2009, 05:17 PM
by BillLamm
Mike wrote:You can get an all white sail from Rev, contact David at Chicago kite (link at the top of this page).
I've only seen spray painted revs. See Bazzers designs which are a mix of applique and spray paint: http://www.gluedtotheblue.com/rev.html


Yeah... thats the way I ould like to do it.. but I didn't win the lotto yet :|

cool link, thank you 8)

Re: Sail Paint Question

Posted: Tue, Jun 16 2009, 05:54 PM
by Darkspark
Great info, thanks! Now for the Stupid question---What is applique? And do you have to be French to do it. :-D :-D I have been involved in the RC hobby for years so I am familiar with spraying and airbrushing lexan, Can the sail be masked in a similar manner? And does it affect the flying charactaristics I really want to make a Red Bull Rev. I alone have Kept thier Formula 1 team running with all I drink, And I also am trying to put a collection of misc Red Bull odds and ends together. My coolest thing is a skid plate off a desert racer truck. And a red bull rev would be fabulous on the wall next to it when its not flying. Sorry I tend to ramble. Thanks again for the help. Mike

Re: Sail Paint Question

Posted: Tue, Jun 16 2009, 05:57 PM
by Jynx
Darkspark wrote:Great info, thanks! Now for the Stupid question---What is applique? And do you have to be French to do it. :-D :-D


An applique is a piece of material (rip-stop, or whatever) that is cut into a design then sewn onto the kite. Usually the backing material (the actual kite material behind the applique) is then cut away.

Re: Sail Paint Question

Posted: Tue, Jun 16 2009, 08:05 PM
by Mike
Jeepster does the RC thing and may be able to translate, but I don't see why you can't mask on a kite and paint it.
Penny Lingenfelter flies an indoor Rev that has been painted, so the paint must not affect the kite much.
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