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wondering if epoxy primer will stick to acrylic sheet? i plan to scuff it up pretty good, but not sure if it will stick. is there a product i should use instead? i’m trying to replace the dash panel inserts ( switch panels) in my boat. it is 3/16” thick. the originals are black, with an aluminum coloured coating on the top. not sure what material they are originally but have found a lot of people use acrylic sheet for this purpose. also thought about just using aluminum, and may still do that, but want to keep it close to original.
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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2021 6:59 pm
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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2021 7:21 pm
thanks very much! will give it a go.

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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2021 8:20 pm
It is done all the time, on this one, I sanded, epoxied then painted.

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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2021 9:41 pm
perfect. thx very much. that’s what i was hoping for!!



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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2021 11:27 pm
i painted our R/C cars from the inside. just scuffed the inside with a scratch pad and some comet then sprayed the color. the bodies got beat up but the paint was still good.
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2021 7:28 pm
so my current plan is to scuff( may try a light sandblast) and shoot epoxy primer. then ss urethane, then apply some small decals, and clear over them to protect them from the uv. these decals are more like a clear label that i can print on at home, so don’t think will last long without the clear. not sure if that will work, but i’m going to attempt it. i may end up having to get proper decals made with the lettering

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brunolund wrote:so my current plan is to scuff( may try a light sandblast) and shoot epoxy primer. then ss urethane, then apply some small decals, and clear over them to protect them from the uv. these decals are more like a clear label that i can print on at home, so don’t think will last long without the clear. not sure if that will work, but i’m going to attempt it. i may end up having to get proper decals made with the lettering


I would epoxy, base, clear (speed clear) scuff then apply the decals and clear again.

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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2021 8:14 pm
i would let the first coat of clear dry a few days before you apply the decal. to soon and you trap solvents that cause bubbles under the decal.
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2021 11:24 pm
i already have the ss, which is what i used on the cap and bottom of the boat, so i’d like to use it as my base, over epoxy. let that dry for a couple days, then decals, then clear over that. any problems doing it that way?

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