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Old 09-25-2009, 07:47 PM   #15
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Well, I found out that our bathroom endcap was fiberglass, when I drilled into it to add a shower curtain track.

I know the front cap is plastic, because it's cracked in a spot.
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Old 09-25-2009, 08:07 PM   #16
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Sem paint is the BEST for painting plastic, leather, fabric, ie,. I painted the complete bathroom on my Argosy including the shower. It was great, adhears well.

SEM Products - SEM Products is their web site. Try it, you will like it.
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Old 09-26-2009, 12:25 AM   #17
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Krylon's great in certain applications

We used the Krylon Plastic Fusion paint to revitalize the cabinet door latches on our '75 24' Argosy. The catches worked but were badly faded. At $15+ each for replacements, I bought a can of dark brown Fusion, painted each with 8 thin spray layers.

Did this over a year ago & the paint remains solid & free of chips.

Most of the latches are used on a regular basis & we've camped in the trailer about 4 months total in the past year.

The latches had a rough surface initially & I cleaned with TSP & acetone.

Our Argosy's interior endcaps are ABS & yellowed. Will probably use Krylon on these although we've seen these ABS endcaps successfully painted with a latex enamel.
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Old 09-27-2009, 12:40 PM   #18
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I applied white Fusion paint to both end caps to my 1974 Airstream in 2006. I cleaned the surfaces. I believe I used turpentine. I did not do extensive sanding of the surfaces. There is a problem with over spray with Fusion. My trailer was empty. Cover all surfaces in the room to avoid coating them with a mist of this paint. This product worked will in my hands for both of the interior end caps. I have experienced no pealing or yellowing.
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Old 09-27-2009, 02:55 PM   #19
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I just got off the phone with Krylon's technical support and they informed me that the Fusion paint is more for interior craft type applications.
I didn't call or check, I just needed to change a black tool box to white, used on my boat deck for 4 yrs and it is still was white.
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Krylon Fusion on my end caps

I have a "89 Excella with "plastic" end caps which had badly yellowed. When I had my couch and drapes out to be redone I repainted them with Krylon. I used a three step process 1. Cleaned with TSP 2. Wiped with acetone then 3. sprayed with Krylon. After 15 months, so far so good. A big concern is that I sure would not breath this stuff, is isn't healthy. I used a fresh air respirator. You also don't get much coverage from the cans, seems like it took 4 cans to do two coats on the end cap.
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What about the bathroom sink, countertop and shower basin? My guess is that these are also ABS. Is there general agreement on this forum that Krylon Fusion will also work on the bathroom plastics?

BTW...I used Krylon Fusion (white) on the inside of my refrigerator and I've had no problems. My only concern is that the paint is not glossy enough.
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What about the bathroom sink, countertop and shower basin? My guess is that these are also ABS. Is there general agreement on this forum that Krylon Fusion will also work on the bathroom plastics?
Yes. See the PM you now have conveniently sitting in your "inbox"...
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Sem paint is the BEST for painting plastic, leather, fabric, ie,. I painted the complete bathroom on my Argosy including the shower. It was great, adhears well.

SEM Products - SEM Products is their web site. Try it, you will like it.
Which of their products have you used successfully on plastic? What prep product was used?

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What about the bathroom sink, countertop and shower basin? My guess is that these are also ABS. Is there general agreement on this forum that Krylon Fusion will also work on the bathroom plastics?

BTW...I used Krylon Fusion (white) on the inside of my refrigerator and I've had no problems. My only concern is that the paint is not glossy enough.
Others have had success with the bathtub coatings like Tubby, or the ones they sell at the big box stores (Tile Doctor?).

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Clean the end cap and dry it real well. Lightly sand it with a scotch brite pad. I like the brown ones from AutoZone in their paint department. Blow all the dust off with air compressor. Let it sit for a while in the garage to settle the dust. Use a tack cloth (AutoZone as well) all over it. Mask the none painted area with blue tape and newspaper. Use a second tack cloth where my hands may have touched the end cap. Start spraying the top and and then sides like you would with a paint gun. Lots of strokes releasing the trigger while still using a spraying motion. (Follow the instructions on the can regarding drying times.) Repeat until you go through three cans of Krylon per end cap. It helps if you have a hand trigger for the spray can! I also had a fan out side of the window pulling over spray out of unit, this also keeps the air very clean inside!

Take your time and be sure to prep.
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Sounds like a good plan. As a retired automotive painter, I can identify with your emphasis to prep, prep, prep. The best of paints will not adhere or flow well to material that has been prepped insufficiently. My question was mainly about the type, brand of paint. Sounds like Krylon might be the cheapest answer. Thanks again!
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