Paint on plastic cases?


#1

whats the best paint/finish coat to put on something like a hori case for wii fighting stick or the hori ex2. or just plastics in general?


#2

anyone have any painting tips? plz anything is good :wgrin:


#3

Vinyl dye is the best, but you can get good results with regular spray paints as well.


#4

I’ve seen people use car interior paint for painting on plastics. You can find it at Wal-Mart.

http://www.duplicolor.com/products/vinyl.html

This stuff is good to use on plastics and will hopefully not gloop like regular spray paint. You’ll probably need to get a very fine grit sandpaper and sand the areas your going to paint.


#5

Here you go.


#6

ty for the reply :smiley:


#7

sand, primer, paint, then possibly, primer again then paint for best results.


#8

Just make sure you use a decent plastic primer otherwise the paint won’t stick. Once you have a few base primer coats, you can do a couple coats of regular acrylic spray paint and then a few clear coats.

I wouldn’t use enamel paint on plastic, doesn’t seem to work too well. It’s ok to use on timber though, but acrylic seems to wear better.


#9

thanks for all the help guys i sanded the surface and used a primer then the paint of my choice and it looks pretty good so far. i’ll post pics when done.


#10

here is the final product, was a learnign experience so the paint job is a lil messy in one area, and i need to replace a button or 2 because i had my soldering iron set to high, but all in all im satisfied with it. the goal was to keep it simple for my first big mod :D. i think it turned out well.

heres a closup


#11

Good even coverage. Gunmetal Duplicolor?


#12

Looks pretty good. Well done!


#13

so i was a little unhappy with the plain finish so since i ordered new vermillion buttons/balltop i did a bit of work for the art dept. heres what its looking like so far. should have buttons in any day now. just waiting on my lizardlick order.


#14

^Nice art man !


#15

final product posted in this thread… didnt wanna double post it.

http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?p=5285057#post5285057