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    Sep 23, 2010, 9:27 AM - Best paint for PVC #1

    What's the best paints/primer for PVC? Does Krylon Fusion work well? The parts won't be flexible.

    I've seen these paints but not sure about them.

    Polymarine Superflex PVC Paint
    Viponds
    Bottom Paint - MDR Antifouling Inflatable Boat Paint

    I wonder if Bulldog Adhesion promoter works will help.
    BulldogŪ

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    Sep 23, 2010, 10:41 AM - Re: Best paint for PVC #2

    Hi, In the past i have used standard auto Acrylic paints from a spray can on PVC pipe with no problems at all. A good primer is a must and the one i used was for use on plastics. I would think that Krylon Fusion would be ok and gives a great finish.

    Hope this helps.
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    Sep 23, 2010, 11:51 AM - Re: Best paint for PVC #3

    Thanks. I will be using Floquil paints and I don't think they will do well on top of the fusion. Fusion doesn't have a primer either. I wonder if I can use primer over the fusion paint.

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    Sep 23, 2010, 12:02 PM - Re: Best paint for PVC #4

    Anyone use these products?

    Adhesion Promoter
    Dupli-Color :: Adhesion Promoter

    Flexible Bumper Coating
    Dupli-Color :: Flexible Bumper Coating
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    Oct 11, 2010, 1:05 PM - Re: Best paint for PVC #5

    FYI, I've had the best luck with Dupli-color Adhesion promoter and the Dupli-color self etching primer. I gave the PVC a good sanding to get a good tooth for the paint.

    I also painted some polypropylene the same way with good results!

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    Oct 11, 2010, 1:48 PM - Re: Best paint for PVC #6

    Krylon has never steered me wrong.

    I start off by sanding the surface with 220 grit to rough it up a bit, then paint over that with Krylon ruddy brown primer. After drying, another scuff with a 320 grit sanding sponge (add filler if needed before and sand to shape) then another pass of primer.

    Another pass of the sponge, or wetsanding depending on the finish, then topcoat with Krylon of choice. I've used their fusion and metallics as well as their "regular" brand all with fantastic success.

    Hope this helps.


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    Oct 11, 2010, 4:24 PM - Re: Best paint for PVC #7

    Volpin said: View Post
    ...I start off by sanding the surface...
    And I don't sand any plastics - I wipe them down with 'Degloss'. My 'primer' is now Satin Fusion and I have top coated over it with Testors, Tamiya, PPG and 'rattle can' paints of Lacquer, Enamel and Urethane base with remarkable results.

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    Oct 11, 2010, 5:31 PM - Re: Best paint for PVC #8

    Thanks guys!!

    Who makes Degloss? After Krylon changed it's formula, I haven't used it at all.

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    Oct 11, 2010, 6:19 PM - Re: Best paint for PVC #9

    franz bolo said: View Post

    Who makes Degloss?
    I use Liquid Sander by Klean-Strip Welcome to KleanStrip.com
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    Oct 11, 2010, 6:43 PM - Re: Best paint for PVC #10

    I know there's a way of dying PVC, but the color doesn't stay on it long.
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    Oct 11, 2010, 8:32 PM - Re: Best paint for PVC #11

    Thanks!

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    Oct 11, 2010, 10:05 PM - Re: Best paint for PVC #12

    Superkrates said: View Post
    And I don't sand any plastics - I wipe them down with 'Degloss'. My 'primer' is now Satin Fusion and I have top coated over it with Testors, Tamiya, PPG and 'rattle can' paints of Lacquer, Enamel and Urethane base with remarkable results.
    Sorry to go off topic but that pic is one of the worst cases of prop porn I have seen Superkrates!
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    Oct 12, 2010, 7:53 AM - Re: Best paint for PVC #13

    I apologize about my past comment about permanently coloring PVC, as I looked at the wrong source. Here's one from the MakeZine blog where you are able to easily and permanently stain color your PVC: Stain PVC Any Color You Like

    Hope this helps anyone out.
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    Oct 12, 2010, 8:15 AM - Re: Best paint for PVC #14

    Great link, thanks CB!
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    Oct 12, 2010, 8:34 AM - Re: Best paint for PVC #15

    WardenTorBaaL said: View Post
    Great link, thanks CB!
    You're welcome.
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    Oct 12, 2010, 9:43 AM - Re: Best paint for PVC #16

    CB2001 said: View Post
    you are able to easily and permanently stain color your PVC: Stain PVC Any Color You Like

    Hope this helps anyone out.
    Interesting process!

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    Oct 12, 2010, 1:34 PM - Re: Best paint for PVC #17

    franz bolo said: View Post
    Interesting process!

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    I agree.
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    Dec 1, 2011, 12:42 PM - Re: Best paint for PVC #18

    CB2001 said: View Post
    I know there's a way of dying PVC, but the color doesn't stay on it long.
    actually, if you use solvent dye mixed with primer, the color works its way into the pipe, and it in there, not just on there. There's an article about it here.

    The thing about dying, though, is that you still just get a flat color. Once something is properly primed, you can achieve some amazing results with paint. Dye certainly has its place, though, as does integral color PVC.

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