Getting spray paint to stick to plastic: An idea?


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Old 12-14-04, 06:33 AM
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Getting spray paint to stick to plastic: An idea?

Hey,

I'd like to run an idea by you guys. I'm gonna be spraying some plastic bike parts and I'd like the coat to be as durable as possible. I'll be using rattle cans. Yeah i know that's not ideal, but it's the best i can do.

I was thinking instead of just roughing the surface up with sandpaper I'll also spray it with a thin coat of 3M spray-on adhesive, let it dry completely, then put the primer and paint on.

What do you guys think?

Shu
 
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Old 12-14-04, 07:00 AM
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If you are going to use the Rattle cans, why not just use Rust-oleum for plastics. They have primer for max adhesion and paint in a variety of colors. Go to their website and check it out. Good luck.
 
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Old 12-14-04, 07:14 AM
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Originally Posted by majakdragon
If you are going to use the Rattle cans, why not just use Rust-oleum for plastics. They have primer for max adhesion and paint in a variety of colors. Go to their website and check it out. Good luck.
yeah i wish I could but we don't have Rustoleum over here. Nor Krylon, Plasti-Kote or any of the major American paint brands.
 
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Old 12-14-04, 08:12 AM
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Call up the plasticote people and tell them your story they may ship you some free. I got some from rustoleum once free. Make sure you tell them how important it is and how you have researced it and you need their product and only their product. Worth a try.
 
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Old 12-14-04, 04:51 PM
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Call up the plasticote people and tell them your story they may ship you some free. I got some from rustoleum once free. Make sure you tell them how important it is and how you have researced it and you need their product and only their product. Worth a try.
hey joneq,

hmm that's worth a try. I think I'll do that. Time to get creative with a story! thanks!

How did you get paint from rustoleum free?
 
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Old 12-14-04, 05:55 PM
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Use a fine grit sandpaper, and scuff it up. The spray paint should adhere fine.
 
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Old 12-14-04, 07:04 PM
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It was a while ago but as I recall I needed a flat white heavy duty exterior paint that wasn't available in my area. They just offered to ship it. No charge at all.

By the way after seeing PWG post I would go that route since you will be painting paint and not painting plastic. Assuming it has already been painter.

Just googled -painting plastic- and #1 was This. Looks interesting.

http://sportbikeguy.com/garage/floor/painting.html
 
 

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