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Modding Painting on Plexi-glass.

Discussion in 'Modding' started by Mr-IK, 14 Mar 2007.

  1. Mr-IK

    Mr-IK Member

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    Yeah, very simple question really :)

    Is it possible, to paint plexiglass, with a paint that gives it sort of a shiny surface (like if it was chromed or alike)?

    EDIT: And of course, do i need to do anything to the plexi before paiting it?

    Hope someone have some experience to share :D

    - IK
     
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  2. Spaceraver

    Spaceraver Ultralurker

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    Well painting the inside or "reverse side is possible even with a spraycan paint. Just remember to keep a distance from the plexi or the aerosols will effectively eat away the plexi that is being painted. macroman did so to his Macro Black project in 2005 http://www.bit-tech.net/article/63/
    Remember NOT to post in the forum thread, old readers will frown upon it even though i dont get the reason. this mod is seriously one to remember and the scale i judge most mods on. :baby:
     
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  3. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    Another place to check is local hobby shops for Radio Control cars. They have clear lexan bodies for replacements and these are painted on the inside. They can tell you what paints stick to acrylic. They also might point you to the airplane section for self adhesive films for different colors. Clear, transparent, mirror(I like these for my acrylic builds.

    Some thoughts
     
  4. sui_winbolo

    sui_winbolo Giraffe_City

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    Just use some Krylon Fusion, it seems to stick pretty good to acrylic. I sprayed some on a scrap piece, looks pretty good.

    It's designed for plastic so it should work just fine.
     
  5. Mr-IK

    Mr-IK Member

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    Thank you! 3 nice advices :clap: :clap: :clap:
     
  6. hujambo_Bwana

    hujambo_Bwana New Member

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    If you build up the layers slowly with very thin dusting of paint it sticks better.
     
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