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post #1 of 7 Old 03-24-2008, 08:59 PM Thread Starter
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Painting a topbox question

For those who have painted plastic hardcases, what kind of paint is recommended. I wanting to paint the trim on mine and I'm pretty sure normal Krylon or whatever will probably peel right off. What's the right stuff to paint plastic with?

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post #2 of 7 Old 03-24-2008, 09:32 PM
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I used that (relatively) new "Fusion" Spray paint for plastic on mine and it came out great with no primer. It's been on there for a year (parks outside (no garage)) and still looks good. I got it at Home Depot.

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I used the RustOleum version, 'paint for plastic', on my vinyl exterior shutters, and they've weathered about 18 months of wind, sun, rain and snow, temps from -20 to +94, and they still look great.

Basically just clean and spray.

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Thanks guys. A new Walmart opened up not far from the office so I went by there today and they had the Fusion paint for plastic. I sprayed on a couple of coats that are drying, and I'll but one more on after while. Thanks for the tips.

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Okay, here's the finished product. All I did was paint the ugly orange trip around the middle to a semi flat black using the Fusion paint. Was no big deal and looks a lot better.


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Looks good!

That's what I did. I used the black satin finish to match the trim on the PLX bags.

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Thanks for the post. I will try and do the same for mine. I have the same setup on my k7. Like the satin black.

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