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Old 03-12-2013, 07:26 PM   #15
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Thanks for all the advice. I am going to wait and try the epoxy later this spring. I'm just gonna give it a good scrubbing for now and focus on the majors. If someone discovers an easy spray on solution that lasts let me know!
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:57 PM   #16
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I used a five dollar can of gloss white Krylon Fusion. Worked fine.

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Old 03-12-2013, 09:17 PM   #17
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I used a five dollar can of gloss white Krylon Fusion. Worked fine.

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I have used Krylon Fusion for various other projects. I think it's fundamentally a good product that has its place. It's perfect for painting the doorbell cover, or the 4" round plastic furnace duct outlets.

But it doesn't have the durability for something like a sink, which is going to have to be scrubbed clean from time to time.
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Old 03-13-2013, 07:15 AM   #18
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I asked at Sherwan Williams paint store for advice. They recomended a specific type of primer and top coat. I followed their advice and had great results. These products are not avalible in spray cans but I used an air gun. Two years later it still looks great.
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Old 03-13-2013, 07:42 AM   #19
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perryg114- the bathroom (sink, tub & toilet top) in our 65 Safari is fiberglass (plastic). The "Tough As Tile" recommends maintaining temps of 72+ for a few days - curing time. We did it in Feb. (Michigan) and used an electric heater in the bathroom with the door closed. Maintained 75 for 4 days.
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:48 AM   #20
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Mike - how long ago did you use the Krylon and have you scrubbed the sink?
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Old 06-24-2013, 02:45 PM   #21
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I would love to add to this topic as I am working on this now and have had horrible results with tons of work. I started by removing my tub, back splash and sink surround. They all received new fiberglass backing for any cracks and bondo up front to smooth the surface. Each was sanding with 120 grit and then 220 grit to perfection.

Then the hell began...

I decided to try POR-15 Whitecote because everyone around here raves of the regular POR-15 and it's durability. I also read another thread from and Argosy owner who used POR-15 Whitecote and was very happy with the results.

We applied the Whitecote and immediately noticed that this was going to be bad, but we thought maybe it will self level over time. It did to some degree but what we were left with after the 72 hour curing time was much less than desirable. There was serious amounts of orange peel and pinholing throughout the surface as well as dripping down any vertical face. I thought that my GF just applied too heavy a coat on the tub so I applied the next round. It didn't matter, Even light coats were subject to some dripping. Anyway, I highly recommend AGAINST this product unless you want to spend the next 2 week sanding...

Now that I have the pieces sanded back down to the plastic, I have repainted with XIM Plastic Primer. I used spray cans. I worked great. Bonds great to the bondo and plastic surface. I applied two coats and sanded smooth. My next step is going to be the Tough As Tile from Homax.

I will update this thread after and let you know my results. I am crossing my fingers because I don't think I can handle any more serious sanding at this point.
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Old 06-25-2013, 11:39 AM   #22
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I am thinking about trying some upolstry paint that the local car paint store sells. I have used it before with good results. I painted the dash in the excursion with it and it has sat there for 2 yrs in the sun without pealing. I also used it to paint the window frames. You can get lots of colors in this stuff and it is in a can and it is made to paint plastic metal and even fabric. I don't know about the durability of the stuff but it seems pretty good. I have a removable piece by the toilet that I may experiment with and see how it does on that.

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Old 06-27-2013, 05:37 PM   #23
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UPDATE: After sanding with 220, spraying 2 coats of XIM plastic primer and sanding with 220 again, I sprayed 2 coats of Homax Tough as Tile. It looks awesome! Sprayed on nice and smooth. Now I have to wait 72 hours for it yo cure before I can do the 800 sanding, 1500 sanding and finally a buffing wax. I will post pics when completed.
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Hey Crabbey- how did this end up? I assume yours is the same plastic sink and tub as my '76 Overlander? Curious how the epoxy works on the flexible surface.

Any pics or updated info is appreciated!
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