Krylon Fusion Paint for Plastic
Okay, I am starting this thread for process, ideas and pictures for painting your Teryx plastic yourself. I have used the Krylon Fusion for Plastic spray paint on mine. The results on the hood were great. I already got some of the paint chipping off one of the fenders probably due to me not prepping the plastic and not using a clear coat.
According to Krylon no prep is needed other than cleaning the plastic and also no clear is needed. There are several threads on another forum website for Rhino's about this. Total cost should be around $50-60 for paint, clear and prep materials. I picked up my paint at Walmart and they had most of the colors available there. I am currently about to paint my plastic over again.
Here are my suggestions:
1. Rough up the plastic (not to rough but scuff it)
2. Thoroughly clean the plastic with alcohol, paint thinner, others cleaners that will not leave residue behind and then wash with water and make sure plastic is completely dry before painting.
3. Paint the plastics using very even stokes and distance from the plastic. This can be a challenge so take your time and do it carefully
4. Very lightly sand or wet sand between coats and clean plastic with water and dry before applying new coat
5. Paint is dry to touch within 20-1 hour. Krylon says to apply additional coats within 1 hour or after 1 week. It takes a week for the paint to fully bond with the plastic.
6. Possibly wet sand before applying clear
7. Use clear coat for chip resistance and strength which can be bought at many auto parts stores and in different sheens. Krylon does not require a clear but it seems the Rhino guys that have done this already have had best results whenusing a clear and it looks better as well.
I am in no way and expert at this, so any additional comments and suggestions are definitely welcome.