Plastic painting...

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spastik plastik

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Hey everybody! 100% new to airbrushing. I customize kids battery operated ride-on cars like PowerWheels and was wondering what paints would be good to use for plastic and still durable to weather. Thanks in advance!
 

Mr.Micron

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Actually you can use almost any paint. You will more than likely want to use a adhesion promoter to hold the paint to the plastic , But as long as you use a good clear coat on it after you finish.
 
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ad fez

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Would you scuff it first herb or just adhesion promoter straight on the plastic, or is scuffing only necessary if you are priming and base coating?
 
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ad fez

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Anyhow back to original question, both wicked by createx and spectra tex have some great colours really vibrant that are suitable for all surfaces and do not fade in sunlight..
 

Mr.Micron

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Would you scuff it first herb or just adhesion promoter straight on the plastic, or is scuffing only necessary if you are priming and base coating?

You always what to scuff and us a wax and grease remover before painting , You can also run over to Wal-mart and pick up some Krylon plastic primer it does work well.
 
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spastik plastik

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I have done alot of paintjobs on the ride-on cars and it is definately necessary to scuff up the surface! I also use the adhesion promoter. Love that stuff! Krylon is also a great product! So I could even use the water based paints? You can see some of my projects at facebook.com/spastikplastik
 
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ad fez

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So long as you are putting some kind of clear over the top the water based paints (the ones mentioned) work great.....I have seen some amazing skateboard decks done with spectra, and squishy uses wicked for her motorcycle tanks
 

simonarvestrand

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i scuff it and cleans it with something good , and covers it with a white sealer , last time with autoair.
i use a mini spray gun for the sealer , i think its a little bit to thick for airbrushes.
and a clear coat after that,
 
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