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Offline Systainer.Store

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Tips for painting a systainer
« on: July 18, 2019, 01:25 PM »
I'm looking to do a one off paint scheme on a systainer.  I'll certainly post results once I get it done.  As I plan out this project, I'm thought I'd ask around for tips on painting the systainer.  What prep work have you done?  What paints?  Did you primer first?

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Re: Tips for painting a systainer
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2019, 03:01 PM »
I'm looking to do a one off paint scheme on a systainer.  I'll certainly post results once I get it done.  As I plan out this project, I'm thought I'd ask around for tips on painting the systainer.  What prep work have you done?  What paints?  Did you primer first?

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I have not painted a whole Sys but I have painted latches. I used spray paint. Some are supposed to be better for plastic. Not sure it really matters.

But clean thoroughly with something that will strip and residue and oil.  I like plain 70% rubbing alcohol.

I would be inclined to prime.

I would not expect any type of paint / method to not end up getting scratched.

How intricate is the paint scheme?

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Re: Tips for painting a systainer
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2019, 08:48 PM »
Thank you Seth for the quick response.

I'm thinking two colors, not too intricate, kind of like some strips.  I don't want to give the design away, but we are getting close to football season.   [cool]

This is mostly a for fun project, not necessarily something to last forever or even a specific performance requirement. 

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Tips for painting a systainer
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2019, 08:52 PM »
I’ve used https://www.semproducts.com/ for automotive interior plastics. They offer primers and adhesion promoters. Might be worth looking at for your project.


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Re: Tips for painting a systainer
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2020, 12:47 PM »
scroling through this bord looking for ideas and would love to see the result of this
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Re: Tips for painting a systainer
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2020, 12:58 PM »
Whenever I’ve painted plastics I always use adhesion promoter. Found it to make a significant improvement over not. Could always clear over the color too.

Remember light coats of all products rather than thick.

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Re: Tips for painting a systainer
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2020, 01:59 PM »
Here are the results of what I did last summer.  I tried some light sanding and and then cleaning and wipe down.  I didn't use a primer or a clear coat.  This unit is really more for display.  I use it lightly around the home.  There are several good suggestions in this and other threads and next time I'd consider those more such as automative paints and setting up a spray booth.  I just used spray paint I got at a local supplier.

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Re: Tips for painting a systainer
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2020, 07:59 PM »
Here are the results of what I did last summer.  I tried some light sanding and and then cleaning and wipe down.  I didn't use a primer or a clear coat.  This unit is really more for display.  I use it lightly around the home.  There are several good suggestions in this and other threads and next time I'd consider those more such as automative paints and setting up a spray booth.  I just used spray paint I got at a local supplier.

Looking at your results it came to me that there are some really good chemical paint strippers available.  [big grin] [big grin]

« Last Edit: April 06, 2020, 08:42 PM by gunnyr »
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