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    Default Painting Plastic Furniture

    I would like to paint a plastic stock set OD green. Can anyone here recommend a good satin or flat paint for this. Need a specific brand name and where to buy it.
    Was thinking about Krylon but don't know if it comes in flat or satin in OD green. I have an airbrush and compressor so non-spray paint is OK.

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    Use Fusion made by Krylon. It is specifically made for painting plastics.

    It is available in "hunter green" which is very close to OD
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    I second the vote for Krylon Fusion. I've only used black, and it comes out shiny, but it does give a nice, tough finish.

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    I thought Fusion has a plastic primer as one of the product line. Well, it was a primer right next to the Fusion paints on the shelf. It may have just been standard primer though.

    Rustoleum does have a plastic primer.

    If you used this as a base coat, you could follow it up with any satin or flat top coat.

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    7.62 X 39:

    Just got back from Wally World and "Hunter Green" Krylon Fusion doesn't even remotely resemble OD green. Found some Rustoleum paint that is perfect though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tengu
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    Just got back from Wally World and "Hunter Green" Krylon Fusion doesn't even remotely resemble OD green. Found some Rustoleum paint that is perfect though.

    Sorry,

    I was going by this color chart, it looks a lot like OD here.
    http://www.dickblick.com/zz014/11/pr...m=0&ig_id=6372
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    I'm partial to the Fairytale pink for my next build!

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    I was thinking Iraqi pimp daddy gold!

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    The fusion comes out very "thin" and dries VERY quickly, I've used this product quite a bit to paint CD drives to match cases. The finish is very durable and it is very easy to apply. The thing I have found is that because it dries SO quickly, that I do a quick once over then return again and again every 10 mins or so until I'm satisfied. This light coat approach prevents runs in this fairly thin product.

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    Believe it or not I once used GunKote on a set of plastic pistol grips. I bead blasted the grips then air brushed the paint on. Yes I even heated the grips to about 100 dregees before painting then baked it at 250 - 300 degrees for one hour. The grips didn't melt and the finish looked very good.

    The only thing is I don't know what kind of plastic it was. I guess before I would do it again, I would shave a small piece from an area that doesn't show and the heat it up to 250-300 degrees in the oven to see if it melted.

    What can I say, it worked for me, once.

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