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Title: Rattle can paint for plastics: Vinyl, Plasti Dip, Standard?
Post by: Bpreynolds2 on May 02, 2021, 10:02:23 AM
Possibly a ridiculous question here as aside from YouTube videos Iíve watched, I have absolutely no experience with the vinyl nor especially the Plasti Dip paint but Iím refinishing some plastic fairing parts that got damaged on a recent trail drop or two.  In the past, Iíve always just started this process with about 150 grit, then to 500 wet, then to 1200 wet, primer, then can paint, clear coat.  Not certain but I think maybe (?) all thatís not needed with the vinyl or Plasti Dip?  Regardless, anyone here have experience with these and/or advice?  I may just stick with my old method but curious about the others. 
Title: Re: Rattle can paint for plastics: Vinyl, Plasti Dip, Standard?
Post by: John A on May 02, 2021, 10:25:47 AM
Fusion paint is made for plastics. Sold at Ace hardware. Works well, comes in a rattle can
Title: Re: Rattle can paint for plastics: Vinyl, Plasti Dip, Standard?
Post by: Cdn850T5NT on May 02, 2021, 10:31:09 AM
"Fusion" being the brand?
Title: Re: Rattle can paint for plastics: Vinyl, Plasti Dip, Standard?
Post by: John A on May 02, 2021, 10:39:52 AM
Itís made by rust oleum. Spell check doesnít like that
Title: Re: Rattle can paint for plastics: Vinyl, Plasti Dip, Standard?
Post by: Dirk_S on May 02, 2021, 10:55:51 AM
PlastiDip is a rubberizing spray. It can peel back off fairly easily. If itís in a location where it will get abrasion, it will eventually begin to peel. For this reason, PlastiDip also sells a clear coat hardener to apply afterward as an option. Donít have any experience how well that works, unfortunately...alt hough I do have a full can sitting on my shelves waiting to be tried out!
Title: Re: Rattle can paint for plastics: Vinyl, Plasti Dip, Standard?
Post by: Bpreynolds2 on May 02, 2021, 11:19:35 AM
The rubberized stuff and/or the vinyl does have some attraction for me if it means I donít have to sand so much before painting.  But then again, I also like a nice finish so...
Title: Re: Rattle can paint for plastics: Vinyl, Plasti Dip, Standard?
Post by: Mike Tashjian on May 02, 2021, 03:05:57 PM
I have used plastic prep products to promote adhesion without sanding.  I did a dashboard on an old Mustang as the original color was not available.  Also changed the color of saddle bags on an old R BMW.  If I remember right, one product kind of cleans and the other helps the paint bond better.  The bags got some normal use and the paint did pretty well and was easy to touch up later. 
Title: Re: Rattle can paint for plastics: Vinyl, Plasti Dip, Standard?
Post by: SIR REAL ED on May 03, 2021, 04:53:22 AM
Possibly a ridiculous question here as aside from YouTube videos Iíve watched, I have absolutely no experience with the vinyl nor especially the Plasti Dip paint but Iím refinishing some plastic fairing parts that got damaged on a recent trail drop or two.  In the past, Iíve always just started this process with about 150 grit, then to 500 wet, then to 1200 wet, primer, then can paint, clear coat.  Not certain but I think maybe (?) all thatís not needed with the vinyl or Plasti Dip?  Regardless, anyone here have experience with these and/or advice?  I may just stick with my old method but curious about the others.

Recently, I had the brilliant idea of refreshing some old sun faded switch gear with multiple "coats" from a black Sharpie permanent marker.  Did a 3 second micro test and it looked great.  I have not got around yet to anything more.  I would not expect the color to last long (longer maybe with a clear coat?), but it would be very easy to refresh every few months or so.

Recently discovered that Sharpie makes "markers" filled with oil base paints.  Another possibility for when time permits.
Title: Re: Rattle can paint for plastics: Vinyl, Plasti Dip, Standard?
Post by: John A on May 03, 2021, 10:29:50 AM
Itís evidently made by Krylon, I was mistaken when I thought it was a Rustolium product. Anyway itís for plastic and all I do for surface prep is degrease and it sticks well https://www.thespruce.com/best-paints-for-plastic-4428090