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Plastic-safe Spray Paint? Opinions?
« on: September 24, 2014, 04:19:27 PM »
I found one review written two years ago when I did a search which offered some good advice on application but there were only a couple of comments on the thread.

  Has anypony tried using spray paint successfully over the past couple of years? I'm mostly just looking for opinions from those who have used spray paint on customs before; what were you're experience with it, would you recommend it for FBRs?

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Re: Plastic-safe Spray Paint? Opinions?
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2014, 06:29:55 PM »
Hhm...I used a Plasticote spray paint on a custom, but it was tacky when dry. In order to get rid of the tackiness I had to then use a gloss sealer over it. It worked out fine but was hard work and I'm in no rush to try spray paints again. :lol: Maybe someone else with more experience will be along soon.
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Re: Plastic-safe Spray Paint? Opinions?
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2014, 05:21:17 AM »
I'd think maybe a brand like Krylon that's designed to bond with plastic, maybe? Would love to hear what others have tried and their success/fails.

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Re: Plastic-safe Spray Paint? Opinions?
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2014, 05:44:24 AM »
It was a few years ago, but when I tried the Krylon paint specifically designed for plastics, the paint never dried. I waited a month before throwing the pony out :/ not sure if they have reformulated in the mean time.
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Re: Plastic-safe Spray Paint? Opinions?
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2014, 06:10:36 AM »
It was a few years ago, but when I tried the Krylon paint specifically designed for plastics, the paint never dried. I waited a month before throwing the pony out :/ not sure if they have reformulated in the mean time.

Good to know, but sorry to hear this. You'd think a paint designed specifically for plastics would perform a little better. :(

I only ever tried the generic old spray paint on a bait once. It dried without any problems but peeled and cracked a lot when manipulating the head back onto the body.

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Re: Plastic-safe Spray Paint? Opinions?
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2014, 02:10:41 PM »
Thanks for the posts, lovies!

I'll be doing a bit of testing soon, based on what I've heard and read. What Gen were you using, Jup?

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Re: Plastic-safe Spray Paint? Opinions?
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2014, 03:25:38 PM »
I have used the rustoleum for plastic primer (which I can only sometimes find these days.. I have a small stash of it though) with great success, but have always painted over it with acrylics. Before I had an airbrush I used it to get a nice smooth white (well, off white) base covering pony vinyl and sculpting. I always left it for a couple of days to cure fully before painting over it. It does provide a very nice base to paint over. I used it on these ponies, among others

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« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2014, 11:28:09 PM »
Thanks for the posts, lovies!

I'll be doing a bit of testing soon, based on what I've heard and read. What Gen were you using, Jup?



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Re: Plastic-safe Spray Paint? Opinions?
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2014, 03:37:00 AM »
I've done a number of FBR lately with Krylon multipurpose. First on ponies that I just wanted to test with. They require quite a bit of airing but can be successful if you keep the coats light. I do at least two coats with an hour dry time in between then whatever is recommended on the cans of Krylon gloss and Modge Podge matte that I have. I have a small spot for them to sit that is open to southern light and try to let things be drying between noon and 4 for the best results. It gets dicey when it's too humid but if it still feels tacky after a day or two, I'll brush on a coat or two of Modge Podge.

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