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Krylon for Plastic
Posted by Snappersteve on Sunday, February 8, 2004 5:56 PM
Yo Hot Ford Coupe.
I have been using the krylon fusion for plastics for about 5 months now and have had good results with it. I have found that if you are spraying the lighter colors like yellows, reds, and lighter colors, use krylon's white primer. Like others have said I have best results with warming the can in a warm water bath. I tend to spray a relatively dry coat on the body first (keeping a good 12'" distance and then make a second pass that is a little wetter. BTW, each primer you use will react differently to each plastic and to the dry then wet method. I have found consistantly good results with Plasticote sandable primer T-235 as it seems to dry the smoothest. The trick is to sand the primed body after a good 24hour drying spell with a 3200 or 3600 grit sanding cloth. Spray the krylon fusion on (after warming the can) using the dry then wet primer method. I spray one color coat and let it dry overnight, and then wet sand the color coat with the 3200/3600 cloth to get rid of any orange peel or airborn crude that may have hit the fresh paint. Apply a wet second color coat being careful not to put too much paint on that it causes runs.
Let it dry and you will have a nice paint job.Smile
I use the Plasticote primer under most all the paint I use, which is typically auto lacquers shot through a rattle can or airbrush. The key is distance, drying time and practice. Hope this helps.Cool
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  • From: Illinois
Posted by hot ford coupe on Sunday, February 8, 2004 10:27 PM
You better believe it helps, Snappersteve. I just went to Wal-Mart on Friday and tried the Krylon fusion for plastics today. I'm very impressed with the way it goes on. I did it pretty much as you said and it worked just fine. I use the gray and the white primer depending on the color I will use. There just wasn't that big of a selection of colors at my Wal-Mart. Where do you get your supply of Krylon? Again, thanks so much for your input and help. It's most appreciated.
I'm hopelessly addicted to building models. Not finishing them, just building them.
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  • From: West of Chicago
Posted by garyo on Monday, February 9, 2004 10:57 AM
I've been using the Fusion paint too, with good results, but it is limited in colors.
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Posted by Snappersteve on Wednesday, February 11, 2004 3:39 PM
Good to hear that you have had good results with Fusion. Your right Wally World does have a limited selection, however we have a few Meijer' s stores in the area. Menards carries the line as does ACE hardware.

Hope this helps.

I am currently painting a 53 Studie in two tone green. The top will be a dark metalic green (non Fusion) and the bottom of the car will be the nice mint green Fusion.
  • Member since
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  • From: Illinois
Posted by hot ford coupe on Wednesday, February 11, 2004 6:29 PM
Yes, Snap it does. I'll check out Ace Hardware. We have several of those here. The Studie sounds great, I'd love to see a photo when it is done. I'm building a replica of a 1940 Ford NYPD patrol car. The Krylon Fusion colors,dark green, black and white will work well for this build. I'll try to post some photos when I'm done. Thanks again
I'm hopelessly addicted to building models. Not finishing them, just building them.
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  • From: Alamogordo, New Mexico
Posted by Tiburon on Thursday, February 12, 2004 10:47 PM
Ummmmm, primer? I use the Fussion paint straight from the can and SO far no problems, but I do sand, with toothpaste before two toning. My last car was a 53 Stude Fussion white and Hemi Orange(Eng. Paint) both from the rattle cans. Then clear coated. No runs, sags or peels. Lucky? I'll take it luck anywhere I find it. Tiburon

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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, February 13, 2004 1:20 PM
I've been using Fusion paints and like them. They are relatively inexpensive, go on smooth and dry quickly.

JohnBig Smile

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