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posted May 07, 2003 05:34 AM
this is the first year for me to use a plastic nose piece on my car... i have been told that you can't make the paint stick to them good enough to last the season.
are there any secrets you guys have for this or should i just leave it black??
thanks again in advance for any help.

posted May 07, 2003 06:26 AM
they make a flexable paint additive

posted May 07, 2003 11:37 AM
I used paint thinnner on the plastic as directed on the Fusion can. I then wiped it and let it dry. Sprayed light coats of black on a white nose. Let it dry for 3 days. Sat it in the corner. It fell to the floor and where it touched the ground, white spots back again. I touched it up, then we sprayed it with automotive paint. Let's hope it sticks. I'll let you know after this weekend.
PS I used to spray paint PVC pipe all the time. I used rubbing alcohol to wipe it down. You couldn't budge the paint on the PVC. Try testing an area with this.

posted May 07, 2003 01:43 PM
if you need to paint a plastic nose, you should start with a white one. there is a vinyl based paint available at sign supply warehouses. it's called "gripflex". it "melts" into the plastic. we use it to paint acrylic sign panels.

redneck racing
posted May 08, 2003 12:32 PM
they make self etching primer to put on the plastic noses, it can be bought in spray cans but its a little costly but worth it. Eddie

posted May 09, 2003 09:43 PM
When i had my plastic nosepiece on my car I would use that Krylon "fusion" paint, it works pretty good and is cheap- I always bought it at Walmart, got sick of the nosepiece crackin everytime I bumped somebody and is the latest addition to the scrap pile.

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posted May 11, 2003 10:19 PM
redneck racing got it. The spray can primer is available from Performance Bodies or Five Star. It works. SLEEPY

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