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FAQ - Prepping Polypropylene Plastic For Paint

Posted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:43 pm
by jonesee
Does anyone know what type of plastic powerwheels are made of ? and how can you tell the difference.

I am doing my research for getting into hydro graphics dipping and thought this was a interesting tip for adhesion.

Re: Polypropylene Plastic?

Posted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:06 pm
by gratefuldad
That's what the PW plastic is.
Crazy good prep if you ask me.

Re: Polypropylene Plastic?

Posted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 5:36 pm
by taz11
NICE FIND!

Re: Polypropylene Plastic?

Posted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 6:16 am
by Gizmo
Awesome find!! This would be a great addition to the FAQs.

Re: Polypropylene Plastic?

Posted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:33 am
by SigEp
Gizmo wrote:Awesome find!! This would be a great addition to the FAQs.
Good idea, done.

Re: FAQ - Prepping Polypropylene Plastic For Paint

Posted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 9:59 am
by jonesee
here is another informative site for prepping polypropylene I found

http://www.signwarehouse.com/Miva/PDFs/ ... hylene.pdf

Re: FAQ - Prepping Polypropylene Plastic For Paint

Posted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 2:01 pm
by akadocbt
So how does heat gun vs flame prep do? Can get similar results with heat gun and alcohol or does it require the amount of heat off that flame to pull that stuff out?

Just broke down next project and wondering how to approach the paint. May do both just to figure out myself, but if someone has already done it I'd rather work off their experience, lol.

Re: FAQ - Prepping Polypropylene Plastic For Paint

Posted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 3:40 pm
by Gizmo
akadocbt wrote:So how does heat gun vs flame prep do? Can get similar results with heat gun and alcohol or does it require the amount of heat off that flame to pull that stuff out?

Just broke down next project and wondering how to approach the paint. May do both just to figure out myself, but if someone has already done it I'd rather work off their experience, lol.
I haven't done it yet, but I'm sure the heat gun is fine. When I've used it before, I did notice the plastic was similarly shiny.