tommy69z

Off Topic Paint Question

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My daughters want me to airbrush their names on batting helmets, they are slick finish plastic....what needs to be done to make the paint stick well? I didnt know if I neded to sand it, but that would ruin the slick finish...

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You could tape off the area you want to paint and then just sand that small area and prime. 400 grit would scuff up the finish enough for primer to stick (I think). Maybe ask this question on a site that covers motorcycle helment painting or something like that. That will be a very cool and personal touch to the batting helments.

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Google "airbrushing" and you'll find a number of sites that contain info on painting helmets and motorcycle gas tanks, etc.

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thanks guys, I found my answer, just thought some of you veteran painters may have painted something similar

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My daughters want me to airbrush their names on batting helmets, they are slick finish plastic....what needs to be done to make the paint stick well? I didnt know if I neded to sand it, but that would ruin the slick finish...

tape it off, lightly sand and paint with airbrush, don't prime it.

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