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Krylon Fusion plastic spray-paint: Is primer recommended?


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#1 of 10 OFFLINE   NickSo

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Posted February 17 2006 - 04:17 AM

I want to paint some dark grey plastic (specifically the kind found in a car interior), and i hear Krylon Fusion is the product to use.

however, i am just curious, would primer be recommended before i use the Krylon?

would it hurt to use primer? Because im reading how this paint soaks into the plastic rather than sitting 'on top' of the plastic, and so priming may prevent the paint from soaking in as well.

i've also hear people using krylon fusion AS primer, if thats the case i don't think primer would be necessary.

any advice?


#2 of 10 OFFLINE   ClintS

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Posted February 17 2006 - 04:51 AM

Krylon® Fusion

Krylon® Fusion
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Discover this revolutionary paint for plastic - Fusion. This top-selling paint is the first of its kind that bonds directly to most plastics. Turn a treasured toy into something new again. Get many more years of enjoyment out of your outdoor patio furniture. And don't waste that waste paper basket - simply give it a new coat of paint.

* No sanding, no priming, no fuss
* Dries in 15 minutes or less
* Features the EZ Touch Fan™ Spray Nozzle



Taken from the Krylon website, no priming required.

#3 of 10 OFFLINE   NickSo

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Posted February 17 2006 - 06:35 AM

yeah i was reading that.. although its not REQUIRED, but is it recomended/not recommended?

Like would i get BETTER or WORSE results if i DID prime it?


#4 of 10 OFFLINE   Zack Gibbs

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Posted February 17 2006 - 06:45 AM

I think it was pretty clear you don't prime. You're probably right in thinking it would defeat the purpose of the product.
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#5 of 10 OFFLINE   Philip_G

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Posted February 17 2006 - 07:27 AM

no, because the paint is designed to bond to the plastic.
it's actually more like a plastic coating when dry and less like a paint FWIW.

#6 of 10 OFFLINE   Alf S

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Posted February 17 2006 - 07:46 AM

I tried it out by painting a plastic mailbox of ours...it looked great for a while...chipped pretty easily..and it didn't hold up at all to bird poop...ate the paint right off...Posted Image
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#7 of 10 OFFLINE   Kevin G.

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Posted February 17 2006 - 12:37 PM

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and it didn't hold up at all to bird poop...ate the paint right off

The inherent properties of bird droppings are a huge bane to the existence to all of us in the automotive refinishing industry. Never has such a small "natural" product created so much damage on so many aftermarket finishes.
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#8 of 10 OFFLINE   NickSo

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Posted February 17 2006 - 02:05 PM

about the chipping, anything you guys recommend to coat on top of the krylon to seal it in, but still leaving a matte finish?

#9 of 10 OFFLINE   DougR

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Posted February 18 2006 - 12:57 AM

I painted a few old Patio Chairs with it and it worked great! No Chipping.

BTW.............I did lightly Sand them to give the paint a little more Bite. Also it wouldn't hurt( if it's New) to lightly sand or use some "Fine" Steelwool to remove some of the "Factory" gloss.

#10 of 10 OFFLINE   Mark Hayenga

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Posted February 18 2006 - 01:11 AM

I used it to paint the back of an aquarium black and it turned out really well. No chipping or anything. Stuck to it really well.
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