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Old 02-09-2003, 07:45 AM   #1
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Painting plastic walls and bathroom sink

We would like to paint the brown plastic walls in our AS. Can anyone advise us as to what type of paint really sticks and do we need to prep the walls with anything. Also the plastic sink and counters in the bathroom are quite stained so we would like to paint them with something. Any suggestions? Thanks

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Old 02-09-2003, 08:10 AM   #2
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Have no experience with walls.I can address the stain on sink and counters. Start with 600 grit wet-dry paper, sand out stains and smooth out with 1000 grit. Wipe clean and apply several coates of good wax. I used caruba.

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Old 02-09-2003, 11:12 AM   #3
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Painting plastic walls and bathroom sink

Gretings Jwaldin!

While I can't provide the actual brand name of the products used in refinishing the bathroom in my '64 Overlander, I can relate what I learned through the process of having a professional bathroom refinisher complete the job on my coach.

1.) Preparation and cleanliness is a number one priority. Everything was thoroughly cleaned followed by wet sanding with varying grits of abrasive to get the needed surface tooth.

2.) There are a variety of materials involved. The materials, depending upon year and model of your coach, can include such things as ABS plastic, fiberglass, formica, plastic laminate, vinyl laminates, and/or aluminum. Each of these materials requires slightly different preparation as well as different primer and surfacers. Even utilizing a professional for my project, there were a few problems with getting all products in the same color; but in the end the job turned out beautifully.

In the end, I don't really think that I could have done the job for much less than the professional as I would have needed to purchase a number of expensive tools (not to mention the various primers and top coats at an average of $100/gallon). The total cost of the refinishing was just about $500.

An example of the results can be seen in the photo below:

There are a number of photos of the before and after in my album at - - both before (dated avacado green) and after (antique platinum). See:

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Good luck with your project!

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Old 11-13-2003, 08:28 PM   #4
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I have a 1972 International with the bathroom in the back. The previous owner didn't cover the back window so a majority of the sink and tub were faded by the sun. I went to Sherwin Williams and bought the best primer and best glossy white paint I could get my hands on . I put two coats of each and it looks great. I finished everything off with a coat of polyurethane for water protection. Hope this helps.

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