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reading some of the topics I have seen magnetic paint come up a few times with the high cost of it being one of the draw backs. While I was looking for paint for my track in B&Q today i noticed that they do two different brands of magnetic paint. One was a 500ml tin and the other a 1ltr tin both working out at around £12 per ltr which I thought quite reasonable. I do have to say that the 1 ltr tin felt a lot heavier than the 500ml and said on the tin that the paint had small magnets in it.

No real use to me as i'm running an plastic track but thought some of you might find this of use.
 

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Ordinary magnetic paint simply has iron filings in it and is not actually magnetic itself. I have never heard of "magnetic" paint that had magnetec particles, if it did it might be difficult to pour out of the can! Perhaps it comes in a plastic container.
 

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i use magnetic paint (primer). works very well... but some draw-backs. i've learned, for best results, to prime first with it, you need about 5 coats to make it work well, then route, then paint top coat. if you route first, you will spend weeks sanding out the route lines because the magnetic paint glops inside them and dries rock hard. the other issue with it, your car magnets grab all the "black grit" from the paint and you will find yourself cleaning your car every few laps... thats why i apply, route, thn coat with paint. seems to prevent this. besides the drawbacks, i would say use it! if done right, works fantastic!!
 
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