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Old 04-26-2008, 10:01 AM   #1
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Plastic Bathroom Counters/Sinks

Has anyone used Krylon's Fusion paint to "refinish" the counter/sink in a 70's model?
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Old 04-26-2008, 11:08 AM   #2
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I think a lot of people have. I'd use the Advanced Search function and search through this particular forum to find references to Krylon or Fusion, and you should turn up some information.
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Old 05-03-2008, 07:14 PM   #3
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Our bathroom sink and shower had enough damage that I didn't want to mess with it myself. We used a local marine repair facility (Dr. Gelcoat in Middletown, NJ) to repair and refinish all of the bathroom plastic in our 72 Argosy. They did a beautiful job. It was kinda pricey (about $500), but at least I didn't have to mess with the toxic chemicals.
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Old 05-03-2008, 07:18 PM   #4
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I have read previous posts and people seem to like Fusion.

I used a brush on epoxy paint called tough as tile. Fumes are nasty but it came out excellent and I bet it's more durable than Fusion.
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I have read previous posts and people seem to like Fusion.

I used a brush on epoxy paint called tough as tile. Fumes are nasty but it came out excellent and I bet it's more durable than Fusion.

Do you have any pictures of your project? Are there brush marks with this
process?

Ours needs freshening but we quake at the thought of having to take the bathroom apart - although it's the re-install that would probably be the actual problem. Making it pretty where it is is the only option.

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Most marine or for that matter, auto body shops that specialize in fiberglass or gel-coat repairs can do the job in the trailer without removal. They would just have to tape off the interior parts near the bathroom fixture and cover the rest from overspray - not that big a deal. removal of bathroom fixtures such as towel holders, soap dish, etc. would make the job more pro but the rest can be left in place. It's a good time to have fiberglass reinforcements added too if there are cracks it the old material.

Still, I have seen good results on here from members that have done it themselves. Have good ventalation and a respirator on.
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I don't have any photos handy.

The paint levels itself and brushstrokes don't show. As in any paint project the key is a thoughough prep. The manufacuturer recomends 2 coats. The paint is 2 parts mixed together and when mixed must be all used in 24 hours. A pint costs about $15 and I had enough to do the bathtub sink and counter on my Tradewind and Sovereign. Maybe having it done professionally would look a little better, I don't know, but it came out pretty dang spiffy.
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Hello,
We used Krylon Fusion in our last Airstream, and it work fine! Here is a pic.
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I used some stuff I got from Lowes for ABS and it did an outstanding job. It was self leveling even with a brush and I even got it tinted to match the original finish. I wish I could rememeber the name of it but it's a 2 parter also and you can put it in the freezer and do the second coat the next day. My wife was extremely pleased with it so it should pass any test.
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We used Krylon Fusion in our last Airstream, and it work fine! Here is a pic.
That looks great! Any advice on using or techniques?
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We lightly sanded it with some fine sandpaper. Make sure if you have to sand that you get all the dust off before painting. I thought I had gotten all off, and I had missed some and had to do it a second time. In the bath tub and the sink I sprayed some clear coat on it just to be on the safe side!
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