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6.7 Rocketry: Is it possible to get a high gloss, durable finish on a model rocket?




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This article is from the Model Rockets FAQ, by Wolfram von Kiparski with numerous contributions by others.

6.7 Rocketry: Is it possible to get a high gloss, durable finish on a model rocket?

From: p_hamilton@usa.pipeline.com (Paul Hamilton)
I put on a clear coat of dope or Krylon, sand with #600 wet-or-dry
sandpaper, and then buff with "Rotten Stone" or similar rubbing compound.
This is a fine abrasive that on mixes with water. I have used toothpaste
or silver polish as a substitute for rubbing compound when there has been
no hardware store around.

 

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