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Old 04-20-2013, 09:42 PM   #1
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Rustoleum Countertop Coating?

Has anyone tried this product made specifically for reworking countertops? If so, would like to hear how it went and see pics if you have them.
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:56 PM   #2
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Here are some reviews:
Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Rust-Oleum Specialty 29 Oz Tintable Specialty Countertop Coating - 254853

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Old 04-21-2013, 06:14 AM   #3
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Ya, I saw those and thought it was quite a mixed bag. We're eventually planning to replace our tops but have too many projects to finish up before our trip out West in July. Thanks.
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My 1976 Land Yacht is in desperate need of a new or refinished counter top for the
bathroom - stains and discoloration are really becoming unbearable to look at - any thoughts on what to look for in a paint/finish/protector?
Thanks for your thoughts!
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Old 08-13-2013, 12:14 PM   #5
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We did end up spraying the counter and sink in our 69 Overlander and spraying our counter tops in the kitchen prior to our month long trip out west. Mainly because, like you, we just couldn't stand to look at the discoloration in the ABS counter and sink in the bathroom. We're visual artists and it's been a real eye sore since owning ours and we thought, there's no way we're looking at this daily for a month. Out logic was it couldn't be worse. We also didn't have the money to completely redo the bathroom so we used Krylon Fusion made for plastic and other surfaces. I've used the Rustoleum spray paint for plastic (not the counter top product) in the past and didn't care for it as much-it stayed tacky way too long and was hard to cure under humid conditions-which I know is tough on most sprays. The Krylon Fusion covered well, dried fast, came in a lot of nice color choices, and it could re-coated within the same day waiting at least 5-6 hours for it to set up using a fan. We chose a darker color and just sprayed the sink and adjoining counter/surround and the plastic frame around our medicine cabinets in the shower. We didn't paint the entire bathroom (for a few reasons one of which it's made of two materials: ABS plastic and fiberglass) so now it's two-toned which I normally wouldn't like but it came out pretty nice. The hardest thing was masking off everything and covering everything we didn't want to paint. We did two big coats and then brought a quartz work lamp in there to really see what the coverage was and had to do a third touch up coat. The hardest area was the surround that wraps around the toilet. If we weren't on a time crunch I would have pulled the toilet and the sink faucet out and gone to town. Another option we considered was hiring Miracle Method-or a company like them to come in a spray out the whole bathroom with their product which is essentially a fiberglass paint. There are quite a few companies who offer to refinish existing counter tops, tile, tub and things like that and essentially they are all using a fiberglass based spray system. We have it in one of our bathrooms and it's really tough stuff. I would prefer to eventually do that because I know that the Krylon will likely scuff or scratch at some point-we scratched the kitchen counter slightly but even with that, it's a thousand times better than what it looked like prior to spraying it and it's held up better than I thought would. Good luck-Hope that helps!
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Old 08-13-2013, 12:25 PM   #6
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I plan on coating my bathroom ugly stained plastic with car upolstry paint. I have sprayed dash boards with this stuff and it seems to stay put. Some female PO's daughter I would think spilled nail polish remover on the dash board on my Excursion on the passenger side. The dash was tan and the nail polish remover uncovered the black plastic underneath. I sprayed the dash with this stuff a couple years ago and it looks good as new right now and this is in the sun alot.

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Old 08-14-2013, 06:24 AM   #7
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I would guess the formulation for upholstery paint would bond well to ABS. I forgot to mention that we took some 400 grit sandpaper to the ABS and wiped it down with alcohol prior to spraying it.
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Old 08-14-2013, 08:29 AM   #8
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Why is it every thread on these forums when someone asks a question about a specific product that if no one has used it everybody feels like they have to tell the poster what they used when he is asking about a specific product. Many hours WASTED looking through answers irrelevant to the initial question asked by the poster.
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Why is it every thread on these forums when someone asks a question about a specific product that if no one has used it everybody feels like they have to tell the poster what they used when he is asking about a specific product. Many hours WASTED looking through answers irrelevant to the initial question asked by the poster.
That's not always a bad thing. If no one has used the product the original poster asked about, recommending a different product is still better than leaving the OP hanging with no responses because no one has used it.

Recommending a different product that is known to work for the application the OP has in mind is not irrelevant, since it at least gives the OP choices he might not otherwise be aware of.

If you want to cut down on the wasted hours looking through posts, try doing a keyword search in the thread, to identify posts that specifically mention the product you're wondering about.
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That's not always a bad thing. If no one has used the product the original poster asked about, recommending a different product is still better than leaving the OP hanging with no responses because no one has used it.

Recommending a different product that is known to work for the application the OP has in mind is not irrelevant, since it at least gives the OP choices he might not otherwise be aware of.

If you want to cut down on the wasted hours looking through posts, try doing a keyword search in the thread, to identify posts that specifically mention the product you're wondering about.
I understand the KEYWORD search function,but
there are a lot of products that I may not be specifically looking for but someone asks a question about it and I am interested in it. Thinking I might learn something about the specific product for not only use in an airstream but possibly for use in a rental house or somewhere else. Instead I end up searching through countless threads that have absolutely nothing to do with the original question that was asked. Just like this conversation that is going on now. Done with this thread. Thanks
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Too bad the Rust-Oleum didn't pan out. Krylon is often mentioned for a good durable coat (for ABS, I believe), but here's an idea from the Owners Manual of my '74 Sov:

Sandpaper. Yep, they recommend trying sandpaper for stubborn stains. From my own experience, do NOT use a sander, my palm sander was too aggressive, and left a small burn mark. I don't have my manual here, but if anyone does, perhaps they could post the main points? As in all sanding jobs, you need to wind up with a very fine paper, but you do not start with a very coarse one.

Automotive paste wax to finish it off, IIRC...
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Thinking I might learn something about the specific product for not only use in an airstream but possibly for use in a rental house or somewhere else. Instead I end up searching through countless threads that have absolutely nothing to do with the original question that was asked. Just like this conversation that is going on now. Done with this thread. Thanks
Hmmm... You are on an Airstream forum wanting info for, perhaps, a rental house and are bothered when the topic strays away from a particular product? It probably IS best that you abandon this thread and try a Google search on the use of the product in rental houses or somewhere else.

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Interesting slightly snarky comment, I actually have had similar thoughts as panheaddale but would never say so for fear of offending as I know most of us just want to help. There is so much GREAT information that I often use but sometimes we all stray quite far from the topics or titles. (like me now There was a recent poster who asked us to stick to more of the point and that seemed to sit okay with the readers.
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Interesting slightly snarky comment
I know, but I just could not resist after his first post saying, "Many hours WASTED looking through answers irrelevant to the initial question asked by the poster." That first post was number 8 on this thread, so I hope he really meant looking at a bunch of threads since the posts prior to his were pretty short. The one from me even pointed him in the direction of reviews of the product in question.

Privately, panheaddale responded, "I didn't even have to look and see that you were from cali." He is probably right, we Californians tend to be a snarky bunch!

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