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Evyllchyld 10-14-2011 01:59 PM

Paint suggestions needed.
 
In a previous thread, I was looking for a mesh, which I was able to find. Now, I'm looking to paint it. The type of plastic is polyethylene. I need a paint, rubber, whatever, that won't chip, and will last a while. I use this mesh on my Jeep to keep rocks from hitting the radiator. I don't care about price, but I do care about how long it takes to paint it. A spray paint would be the fastest.
Here is a picture of the product that I'm looking to paint:

http://www.mcmaster.com/param/images...ene9314t33.gif

Does anyone have any suggestions?

jsheridan 10-14-2011 02:53 PM

Evyll, Krylon makes a spray called Fusion which is formulated for plastic. I'm not sure if it would work with pe or due to the flexibility of the mesh, but I can't think of anything else that would. Give it a shot, can't hurt.

Evyllchyld 10-14-2011 11:29 PM

I appreciate the suggestion. I went out and bought a can tonight, and it didn't work. I could easily scrape it off with my finger.

So, I'm open to other suggestions.

ratherbefishin' 10-14-2011 11:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Evyllchyld (Post 749066)
I went out and bought a can tonight, and it didn't work. I could easily scrape it off with my finger.

Cure time is seven days. And yes, it's spec'd for polyethylene.

jsheridan 10-15-2011 05:30 AM

Evyll, rather is correct. All of a paint's characteristics are a function of its dry/cure time. A common mistake of many. Let it set for seven days, then give it the evyll eye.

BZWAK 10-15-2011 10:28 AM

Paint suggestions needed.
 
Try using the "DIP" that is used for hand tools such as pliers, channel locks, etc. It comes in a variety of standard colors and it remains flexible.
I've used it on different materials but don't know if it's "PE" specific. Otherwise, ?

Msradell 10-15-2011 11:55 AM

Since the material is already plastic why not just leave it unpainted? If you're worried about how it looks put it behind your regular grill in front of the radiator. It should blend in nicely installed that way you won't have to worry about painting it or repainting at when it becomes chipped!

chrisn 10-15-2011 04:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jsheridan (Post 749123)
Evyll, rather is correct. All of a paint's characteristics are a function of its dry/cure time. A common mistake of many. Let it set for seven days, then give it the evyll eye.

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