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Old 08-07-2012, 10:24 AM  
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So on my Polaris Ranger project I am working on it did not come with a hood. I found one cheap but it was red and the rest is green.

I idd some research and a lot of guys had really good results using Rustoleum paint for plastic. Well the color I needed was not made by them but I did find it in Valspar. Well that paint sucks. I went on ok but I could not get a thick enough coat to get a good shine out of without it bubbling funny.

I sanded the whole thing with 240 grit before I painted it. Now the new paint scratches off so easy. I barely touch it with my fingernail and it scrapes off.

Is there anything I can put on it to help it out or am I screwed and have to start over.



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Old 08-07-2012, 11:10 AM  
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Have you considered rattle can primer and then rattle can topcoat?



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I'm assuming you are not concerned with using a automotive paint, if you can Sherwin Williams has automotive paints, they could match your color but of course you would need a clear coat too.

here are some good industrial type coatings.

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Vista paint primezall primer, and Vista paint protect semi gloss, bout 35 bucks a gallon

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Sherwin Williams pry cryl primer, and Sherwin Williams pro industrial, bout 50 bucks a gallon

of course you would need to get off that existing coating that sucks. please stop going to home depot and lowest for your paint projects.

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I thought about that and should have done it that way. I figured the plastic paint would bond and flex better.

In the past on plastic I used a plastic adhesion promoter and just painted like normal with good results.

Problem now is I have the nice coat of plastic paint on it that I would have to remove to start over.

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Normally I would go to my local paint shop. I do quite a bit with automotive paints for all my hobbies but this one I just did not want to sink the money into it and went the easy way. I guess that was not the right way. I guess I will get to start cleaning off the old now.

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So on my Polaris Ranger project I am working on it did not come with a hood. I found one cheap but it was red and the rest is green.

I idd some research and a lot of guys had really good results using Rustoleum paint for plastic. Well the color I needed was not made by them but I did find it in Valspar. Well that paint sucks. I went on ok but I could not get a thick enough coat to get a good shine out of without it bubbling funny.

I sanded the whole thing with 240 grit before I painted it. Now the new paint scratches off so easy. I barely touch it with my fingernail and it scrapes off.

Is there anything I can put on it to help it out or am I screwed and have to start over.
Valspar has new products for 2013. Valspar radiance. And many new performance items that match Sw products and quality
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Valspar has new products for 2013. Valspar radiance. And many new performance items that match Sw products and quality


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really?
I use Valspar products regularly. A lot of there spray. Products. Which are new this year some of there industrial oils and DTM products. Which if applied correctly stand up for for some time.


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