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Old 03-12-2013, 12:25 PM   #1
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Can I paint the ugly bathroom sink?

So my 69 caravel has the worst looking bathroom sink. I hate to replace it because of the design. Any chance someone has painted their sink with spray paint made for plastics? Did it come off after use? Any other ideas?
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Old 03-12-2013, 12:39 PM   #2
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I used Tough As Tile Epoxy paint. A bit hard to work with and the fumes are really bad. Use lots of venting. Did 2 years ago and the results are great. Also used it on our old bathtub in our house with the same great results.

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Old 03-12-2013, 02:23 PM   #3
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I am going to be doing this in a few days and am planning on using a marine-grade two-part linear polyurethane paint, which I'm going to brush on. The vapors are toxic and the stuff is expensive and difficult to work with but done properly the results look great and are extremely durable. The product I'm looking at is Awlgrip, which West Marine has in stock.
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I used the plastic spray paint but haven't road tested yet. Looks great though. We sprayed the whole area. If it does scratch I figure its easy to reapply.
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I didn't know awlgrip was brushable. Did west tell you that or a boat painter?
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Considered brushing on a clearcoat afterwards to ensure that it would not scratch so easily.
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I didn't know awlgrip was brushable. Did west tell you that or a boat painter?
West. You have to use a different reducer than for the spray system, and you have to use natural bristle brushes -- plastic bristles will dissolve.

Awlgrip's web site has details too.
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OK Jammer, sounds good thanks for the info.
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Old 03-12-2013, 03:56 PM   #9
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I'll add this epoxy project to my to do list. I have used the spray paint for plastics on other projects. Not very impressive. Good coverage but scratched easily.

Must maintain at 72 degrees. That's going to be the trick. Maybe a May or June project...
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Old 03-12-2013, 04:16 PM   #10
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Make sure to rough up the area with a red scotch pad first, so it will not peel later on.
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Old 03-12-2013, 04:31 PM   #11
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-->This<-- is what I used to do the tub and black tank on my '63 Globetrotter. It goes on with a foam brush and the results are flawless. It's called Mr. Tubby
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Is your sink fiberglass or ABS? I wonder if it would melt ABS?

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I used Tough As Tile Epoxy paint. A bit hard to work with and the fumes are really bad. Use lots of venting. Did 2 years ago and the results are great. Also used it on our old bathtub in our house with the same great results.

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Old 03-12-2013, 05:10 PM   #13
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Is your sink fiberglass or ABS? I wonder if it would melt ABS?

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The directions say it is o.k. on plastics. I think I might give it a try. I especially like the color selection.
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-->This<-- is what I used to do the tub and black tank on my '63 Globetrotter. It goes on with a foam brush and the results are flawless. It's called Mr. Tubby

OOOOOH colors!
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