K2 Forums Demonstrates How To Prep Polypropylene Plastic for Paint


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    Posted 11/28/2014 at 7:01 | Permalink

    Have you heard of Bodykleen by PPG?

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    Posted 11/28/2014 at 7:48 | Permalink

    Jim – Thanks so much for posting this.I am in the process of building a
    cooler stereo and have 2 questions for you.

    1.) I am using some plastic kitchen cutting boards as dividers on the
    inside and want to paint them. Will this process help with adhesion
    of the paint?
    2.) I will be painting the rubbermaid cooler split lid to resemble my State
    Flag. To prep it, will this process work as well?

    Thanks for the fantastic info.

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    Posted 11/28/2014 at 8:26 | Permalink

    Do you personally charge more or the same for a part that needs to be flame

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    Posted 11/28/2014 at 9:08 | Permalink

    Fascinating vid I’d never heard of this method previous to.

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    Posted 11/28/2014 at 9:33 | Permalink

    does wax and grease remover do the same thing? (multiple times over)

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    Posted 11/28/2014 at 10:23 | Permalink

    What’s your thoughts on plastic gas tanks and painting them, same method.
    They are made of polyethylene.

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    Posted 11/28/2014 at 11:14 | Permalink

    Hey I’m having a hat time treating a Yeti cooler it’s made of PE, I heard
    that’s harder to treat, any suggestions. I have been flame treating it…

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    Posted 11/28/2014 at 11:28 | Permalink

    So you prep via this method and then use some kind of primer. Do the
    resulting primer and paint have to be plastic specific?

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    Posted 11/28/2014 at 12:00 | Permalink

    Fantastic video Jim,
    Would I use the same process for painting fender flares??
    Not sure if the material is the same type plastic as body parts?

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    Posted 11/28/2014 at 12:31 | Permalink

    So fire method..then use an adhesion promoter…then it be ok to paint
    assess? Then clear coat after

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    Posted 11/28/2014 at 12:44 | Permalink

    for industrial painting on PUR: first MIPA P85 and than treating with a
    fueller, and then primering, and then again checking for small holes whcih
    you have to level again withe mipa and fueller. PUR is a trying plastic
    toi pâint!!! do you have recommendations for the holes you see once

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    Posted 11/28/2014 at 13:32 | Permalink

    5 years in the plastic sheet fabrication industry and this is irrevocably the
    information i needed on poly plastics like polypropylene. thank you Jim.

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    Posted 11/28/2014 at 14:27 | Permalink

    hey Jim i need to camo my kayak for duck hunting but the spray-paint keeps
    falling off. the kayak is made out of polyethylene, will this technique

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    Posted 11/28/2014 at 14:27 | Permalink

    So do ABS plastic pieces not need to be heat-treated? I’m painting a
    computer case. Please and thank you :D

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    Posted 11/28/2014 at 14:36 | Permalink

    how will this work on kayaks since they flex in the water?

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    Posted 11/28/2014 at 15:26 | Permalink

    Hey jim new to hydro-dipping ok at it got jobs anyway. How do you know when
    a plastic part needs to b flame treated. One of my jobs is the engine
    cover, strut covers and header panel fillers on assign 06 charger should
    those b flame treated? Thanks Terry S.

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    Posted 11/28/2014 at 16:20 | Permalink

    do you have any excellent recommendations for a spray paint can on polyurethane
    that has been heat treated I’m early out small so I do not yet have an
    air compresser and airgun yet… I’m dipping a Yeti cooler lid in

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    Posted 11/28/2014 at 16:56 | Permalink


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    Posted 11/28/2014 at 17:19 | Permalink

    Thanks Jim for another helpful video. It was nice hanging out at your shop
    today. Using the Iwata guns I bought from you this Monday when I get my
    paint in from OHW. Thanks again!!!

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    Posted 11/28/2014 at 17:39 | Permalink

    I dont have the money to go buy a $200 set on fire like the one you are using. Do
    you reckon a hair dryer twisted on high heat would work as long as I see the
    plastic change affect?

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    Posted 11/28/2014 at 18:38 | Permalink

    Jim how do I find out what plastic I’m heat treating. I have several under
    hood plastic pieces I’m doing in my tank. Might be the ABS. 

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    Posted 11/28/2014 at 19:14 | Permalink

    Is this a excellent thought for a power wheels? Wondering if im ok to just use
    adhesion promoter then krylon fusion, sure would be a lot of work, but if
    its going to be surpass in the long run, then I will do it.

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    Posted 11/28/2014 at 20:04 | Permalink

    is the same method of prepping in this video also used on prepping

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    Posted 11/28/2014 at 20:28 | Permalink

    I use a heat gun for restoring my bumper, would that work on this instead
    of a flame ?

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    Posted 11/28/2014 at 20:29 | Permalink

    Thanks man!
    Are you using enamel for your base/clear? Assuming this is a hydro dip.
    If so, from a gun or can?