Testors the parent company of Pactra have announced that they will be ending the Pactra line of paints. A statement on the Testors Facebook page reads “Many of you have expressed disappointment regarding our decision to exit PACTRA. As RC trends have changed, with more bodies coming pre-decorated and ready to run. The dynamics of the category has changed. This ready-to-run trend is the primary reason we have decided to exit the category. We hope that you will continue to enjoy the other product lines that Testor has to offer.”
For those of us that still enjoy creating our own paint schemes, this means some of us will need to find an alternative from either Parma, Tamiya, Spaz or someone else.
Another choice we have recently heard about is Duplicolor Vinyl and Fabric Paint, it is a fraction of the price of RC paints, it reportedly holds to the body just as good as or better then other RC paint. The only drawback we are finding is with the amount of color choices.
This may be an avenue you want to explore on your next paint job and please let us know how it worked out. If one of us here decide to try it with our next body we will be sure to report back.