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« on: June 21, 2009, 10:48:29 AM »

Can vinyl grafics be painted over with success??>>>Dan
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« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2009, 10:53:39 AM »

Absolutely,Make sure you scuff them up using a 3m scotch bright pad.Good luck
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« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2009, 12:15:13 PM »

Yes, but the edges of the vinyl will probably still be noticeable.  Jack
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« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2009, 01:17:58 PM »

I want to tape to the edges and duplicate the color, the graphics are tight.>>>Dan
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« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2009, 07:06:45 PM »

So if I understand that you want to keep the graphics and repaint around them, you can do that.  Be sure to use proper tape that will easily peel off of the vinyl graphics.  It is worth talking to an automotive paint supply house for proper supplies.  I've done some paint work on my WWII harley and some antique bicycles and proper tape really helps to make crisp lines.  Good luck and please post pictures!

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« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2009, 05:03:54 PM »

Glenn, I want to paint the actual graphic itself to brighten it up.>>>Dan
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« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2009, 04:49:47 AM »

Dan,
   Now I understand what you are wanting to do (takes me a while sometimes LOL).  I recently clearcoated a vinyl logo we had put on the back of our coach. I wiped it down with a wax/grease remover (PrepSol), very lightly scuffed with a 3M pad and sprayed. Hasn't really been clearcoated long enough to give a good report, but so far-so good.  Jack
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« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2009, 05:33:20 AM »

Hello I do have a bit of experience in this area, When painting vinyl be sure to check with the supplier of your paint system on there recommendations. Every system can be a little different. I an experienced in Sikkens Refinish products though there are many very good systems available. Many systems require a bonding coat or adhesion promoter as well as a flexible additive. After you have touched up your colors be sure to protect it with a clear coat. You may notice I refere to a SYSTEM that is because after almost 40 years in the Auto Body Repair trade I have made all the mistakes. Yes the are some products that will work with each other, but if you stay with one manufacturers system, follow the procedures on there tech sheets you will have a consistent result. Each manufacturer makes there products to work with there own and in some cases you may find a conflict of chemicals if you cross mix.


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