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Old 02-22-2009, 07:53 PM   #1
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Hi. I'm trying to do a custom job on a paintball marker. Some of the parts are plastic. Of the plastic parts some are hard plastic, and not too oily, and others are softer and more oily. I've gotten some Krylon Fusion to do the job, in a camo pattern and I'll use that as my base. I've also got some Rustoleum flat camo paint so that I can do a 6 color patten.

I actually have two questions. First I assume I'm good using the fusion paint on metal along with the Rustoleum.

My real question is that if I use the Fusion as my base on the plastic, can I use the Rustoleum on the plastic and it adhere to my base Fusion coat?

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I've used Fusion before as a prime coat without issue. Seems to work fine. As for Fusion on metal, I don't recommend it. Almost every time I've sprayed metal with Fusion it flakes off in short order.

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I've used Fusion before as a prime coat without issue. Seems to work fine. As for Fusion on metal, I don't recommend it. Almost every time I've sprayed metal with Fusion it flakes off in short order.
Thanks for the response. What if I spray with a non fusion Krylon primer first. Do you think I'll be ok then? I'm trying to keep a consistant color usage between by metal and plastic parts.
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Yep that'll work. I painted a computer case a while back. All of it except the removable side panel was plastic. Fusion bonded fine. I had to sand the metal panel and prime it with Krylon's Ruddy Brown primer. The Fusion bonded fine to the primer.
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I always wipe any plastic or piece with a sheen with wilbond. It makes your surface bondable.
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