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11-16-2011 01:52 PM  6 years agoPost 1
trillian

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Just curious, has anyone tried this stuff called 'Plastidip' ?

It's in an aerosol shaker can but is supposed to create a flexible
plastic / rubber like coating.

Also, a question about painting plastic frames in general. I never see plastic frames in anything but black. Can they be painted? If so what would be the primer and paint to use?

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11-16-2011 03:37 PM  6 years agoPost 2
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Krylon is about best plastic paint. Adhesis well, just ensure to do a scuff job at minimum, the 3m sponge is best for plastic.

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11-17-2011 05:33 PM  6 years agoPost 3
Eury

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Plasti dip is great stuff, but I don't think it'd be good for what you want to do. I've used it to black out trim pieces on my car, it has a bit of a texture to it, and is a matte finish. The best thing about it in that application is it's easily removable, just start peeling and it comes right off. Not what you'd want on a heli.

I'd go with the previously recommended Krylon Fusion if you really want to paint your frames. For a canopy, I suppose you could plastidip them, but again, it's a matte finish that peels off, I don't think it'd stay on very well.

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11-17-2011 05:41 PM  6 years agoPost 4
trillian

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The main thing I want to paint right now is a plastic
Hirobo SDX canopy which is that typical milk bottle
type plastic.

The reason I was interested in Plastidip is that it's flexible.

Regarding the 3M sponge, what fineness should I get?

Thanks

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11-17-2011 06:26 PM  6 years agoPost 5
Eury

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Good luck with that. Nothing will stay on a milk jug. It may stick for a while, but eventually it'll flake off. Flashing it will help, but not solve the problem. If you like your milk jug, then buy some vinyl. I always used Callie Graphics and they were awesome.

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11-18-2011 04:45 AM  6 years agoPost 6
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11-21-2012 06:15 PM  5 years agoPost 7
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+1 for krylon made for plastic, that stuff rocks.

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