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Old 03-25-2008, 01:10 PM   #1
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hello,

I own a 1974 31' sovereign (ignore the 78) and I wanted to paint the front top bubble section. It occured to me that I would probably need a stretchable paint. Do I? If i do which one would you prefer?

I am also painting on top of the vinyl. I wanted to use just latex acrylic paint. I figured that would work fine. agree?
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Old 03-25-2008, 04:41 PM   #2
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The liquid plasticizer in the flexible vinyl will bleed into the bond area under the latex and make the adhesion diminish and the paint will come off in large flakes. The vacuum formed ABS bubble sections will be ok if you prime them with the proper primer. Go to a professional paint store around your area and talk to them. There are a variety of big paint companies who offer primer for ABS plastic. It is usually has a solvent carrier.
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Old 03-25-2008, 06:18 PM   #3
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Thank you. I will do that.
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Old 03-25-2008, 06:53 PM   #4
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Mine was cracked and I used a vinyl wall covering from Lowe's to cover it. Has worked well so far, but wasn't easy. I have a friend in Austin, who used the wall covering and then painted over that with latex paint. His is beautiful. I did use extra wallpaper sizing, glue, and also wetted the wall covering to activate the glue backing.
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