06-02-2012, 06:04 PM #1
There's nothing I hate more than a sun faded grab bar on a GPR.
While I was cleaning up my ski and doing a few things to it this week I decided to pull my rear grab bar and paint it. I used the Krylon Fusion paint. We'll see how it holds up but I imagine it'll look better than having a clean ski with a grey sun faded bar. I'll update everyone with how it holds up this summer.
06-02-2012, 06:15 PM #2
Man that looks nice, ill have to try that with mine. Did you just do a simple sandpaper prep and primer for that? And did you add any clear coat to it?
06-02-2012, 06:34 PM #3
Negative, they Krylon Fusion is made for plastics. I just cleaned it nicely, hung it up and slowly painted it. It came out nicely. I used about a half can. Maybe 5 coats.
If this for some reason fails me, I'll be sanding it, priming it then painting with real paint & clear.
06-02-2012, 06:35 PM #4
The 2001 behind it is next. I did the heat gun trick but had little success. Paint is the way to go.
06-02-2012, 08:05 PM #5
Well mines pretty caked with oxidation so im going to sand it and prime it before paint and clear. although im half tempted to try and lightly sand blast it to see what it does.
07-04-2013, 09:19 AM #6
I just wanted to update that a year later and it still looks like the day I painted it!
It sits on a floating dock with a cover but still!
07-04-2013, 10:49 AM #7
07-04-2013, 12:57 PM #8
Looks good! I did almost all of mine with Krylon and it worked great! With repeated use they might get some peeling but I just rattle can again and it's all good.
07-04-2013, 10:17 PM #9
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You can also use a heat gun across the plastic and it will bring it back to new.
07-13-2013, 09:37 AM #10
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