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Spray dyed plastic panels, how well does it hold up?
« on: October 07, 2012, 09:23:27 PM »
Has anyone used the good automotive plastic paint that you apply with a spray gun? If so, how is it holding up to daily use & the sun cooking it?
 
Eventually I plan to change my wagon interior to red & I'm thinking spraying the plastic may be easier than finding all the red plastic.
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Re: Spray dyed plastic panels, how well does it hold up?
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2012, 09:45:39 PM »
I dyed a couple small items in my Saleen using SEM paint and so far two years and no issues.  I used all the prep and adhesion sprays they recommend.
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Re: Spray dyed plastic panels, how well does it hold up?
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2012, 12:46:26 AM »
hey pinto,  angie cleaned up all our red plastic using a paint called KRYLON

http://www.krylon.ca/ca/eng/products/categories/plastic/

how well it will hold up should be good.  angie swears by the stuff so time shall tell.  fresh out of the spray bomb.  worth looking into.

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Re: Spray dyed plastic panels, how well does it hold up?
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2012, 02:35:08 AM »
 Thats what I used on my kick panels theyre still pretty red and nice except for a few smudge marks from someones shoes. But no paint peeled even from that just some marks on them.

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Re: Spray dyed plastic panels, how well does it hold up?
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2012, 10:48:30 AM »
I'm happy to hear that paint holds up well. I had some sprayed parts that were peeling already when I bought my '73 but thats probably due to crappy prep & cheap Wal Mart paint.
 
I have plenty of time before I get that far on this car so I'm sure I'll have some red plastic by then but I'll give spray a shot for the pieces I can't round up.
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