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Willit

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painting Dickie
« on: March 06, 2008, 11:48:52 PM »

I'm researching Dickie tug mods, and the subject of repainting them troubles me.  Due to the plastic they are made of, what sort of preperation is necessary?  Should I lightly wet and dry the hull in order for the paint to properly adhere?
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Re: painting Dickie
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2008, 06:50:42 AM »

I wet and dryed mine and used Halfords sprays  O0
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Re: painting Dickie
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2008, 08:32:37 AM »

I wet and dried mine then used Plasticote paint.
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meridian

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Re: painting Dickie
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2008, 02:32:41 PM »

Wet & Dry then Halfords acrylic spray cans. No problems at all.
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meridian

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Re: painting Dickie
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2008, 02:33:34 PM »

Wet & Dry then Halfords acrylic spray cans. No problems at all.
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Re: painting Dickie
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2008, 02:59:19 PM »

Heard you the first time Meridian  ;)
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meridian

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Re: painting Dickie
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2008, 03:14:22 PM »

Whoops! Don't know what happened there. Apologies.
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Re: painting Dickie
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2008, 07:39:27 PM »

Could you explained Wet & Dry....Thanks Ralph1937 :)
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Re: painting Dickie
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2008, 08:39:02 PM »

Ralph

Nicked this of a commercial supplier site: :angel:

Waterproof Wet & Dry Paper uses a flexible, latex impregnated, anti-slip backing paper with a fully resin bonded grit. Can be used wet or dry as a durable abrasive for hand finishing. Supplied in full sheets down to very fine grits for preparation of painted or lacquered surfaces, fibreglass and metals to produce a high quality finish

HTH

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Re: painting Dickie
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2008, 08:50:22 PM »

As used in vehicle repair and paint shops. O0
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Willit

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Re: painting Dickie
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2008, 06:20:10 PM »

WOOPS

clean forgot I posted this page!

Sorry guys lol

right seeing as the general concensus is wetndry the thing and spray we shall go with that!

thanks guys, much obliged.
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bbdave

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Re: painting Dickie
« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2008, 08:50:45 PM »

Can i just ask do you use gloss sprays or matt then a gloss varnish?


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djrobbo

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Re: painting Dickie
« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2008, 07:26:28 PM »

The other car painting item that might help .......on flexible areas  of plastic i use a plastic primer then depends on what kind of finish you want...matt paint then spray all over with satin varnish.............just my way ,,as they say

           works for me !.

                    regards..bob.
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