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Old 05-29-2011, 11:00 AM #1
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Question About Painting My Vibe

Hello people. I have a question that I would like to be answered. As most of you know, the Vibe body is a hard plastic. So, if you wanted to get it painted, anodizing would not work. How would I go about painting it? I want to paint it sky blue, but I have no idea how I could achieve this. And don't post some stupid answer like "with paint" because I am not in elementary school. Any logical answers are appreciated.
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Old 05-31-2011, 09:03 AM #2
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Just make sure you get a good cleaning done to the body. Then find a spray paint in the color you like that bonds to plastics. Give it a good even coat and then seal it if you like.
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Old 05-31-2011, 09:22 AM #3
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I've had mine painted with Krylon fusion that was supposed to bond with plastics and I let it sit for a week before I went out to play. It stayed on for a pretty long time but over time it did chip.

If you are going to paint it, I would highly recommend that you seal it with some clear coat of some kind.
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Old 05-31-2011, 10:11 AM #4
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I've had mine painted with Krylon fusion that was supposed to bond with plastics and I let it sit for a week before I went out to play. It stayed on for a pretty long time but over time it did chip.

If you are going to paint it, I would highly recommend that you seal it with some clear coat of some kind.
Thank you for that tip. I was originally planning on applying clear coat anyways, but now I know that it is a must.
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Old 10-27-2011, 07:41 PM #5
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found a really good video on cerakote website, they use this finish on real firearms. I have a firearm that is painted(Olive Drab Ak;-). I would refer to the cerakote site. Make sure to degrease it. Denatured alcholol might be your best bet, if you can use a non lint towel and blow it off (compressed air/keyboard air(would probably be sufficient) Don't use ACETONE it will melt the plastic more than likely. The gun already has a rough surface so paint should stick, I would scuff it very lightly with a scotch brite pad, i would use a light primer first then scuff with a scotch brite pad. Make sure to use a clear coat after finishing. Mask off or remove any parts that you don't want painted. So if you wanted to leave the breech black and then had your blue body (here is a suggestion if your looking for that anodized blue look (Use chrome spray/then anodized blue). Autozone/advanced autos should have these paints in stock. Make sure to use light coats. Don't rush. Also I would hang the gun body if at all possible, and if you have a hair dryer/heat gun you can use that before and after you spray it(will decrease runs and help cure). Im keeping my Envy murdered out(all black/with Carbon fiber)

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Old 10-30-2011, 03:45 PM #6
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I just hydrogaph mine:

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Old 10-30-2011, 06:00 PM #7
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that's pretty neat man. Heard that is a pretty cool process how does it hold up.
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Old 10-30-2011, 07:33 PM #8
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Holds up very well. This is my 4th gun.
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Old 10-30-2011, 07:58 PM #9
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Holds up very well. This is my 4th gun.
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Been meaning to ask you where you have yours done and how much it costs. I wanna get mine done in a carbon fiber scheme.
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Old 10-30-2011, 08:02 PM #10
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Here's where I go

http://www.o-hg.net/

Price depends on parts and patterns. You will have to get ahold of Mike Cole so he can quote you a price. Last time I quoted a price,people read into it wrong and it started a whole lot of problems.

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No problem I understand. thanks for the info.
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