Q: Plastic Part Painting
How do you paint plastic pieces? Do I have to strip it first then prime then spray with semi gloss black? What name products should I use? I figure on using spray cans but if that is a bad idea I probably could get a friend to spray it. I need a detailed list of supplies I need and good directions to use.
A: Painting plastic parts takes a different approach than other stuff. There are special primers,and paints for each type of plastic. First remove all wax and or armoral all with strong degreaser/cleaner. Then wipe down with cheap lacquer thinner a couple of times. This will soften the plastic and make the paint “bite” into the plastic. You can then use the appropriate plastic paint. Spray cans are available from SEM, Mar Hyde, FabriColor, etc. made for hard plastic not just vinyl. This will work much better than ordinary paint and wont flake or peel off.
A: Don’t forget to make sure you use a LINT FREE cloth for wipping. The softened plastic will want to grab the lint off the cloth, making a real mess.
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