Spray paint fix
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Spray paint fix

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Hey guys, I searched the forum and didn't see anything that jumped out at me regarding spray paint tackiness. I know I'm likely the millionth person to ask though so sorry if I overlooked something.

I used thin coats of a Krylon Fusion for Plastics paint on some semi-soft PVC (specially a MOTUC Battle Cat saddle). It's very tacky, even a day later. I tried using a Krylon spray clear satin coat over it, as I read that might negate the tackiness, but no luck.

I thought maybe the cold and elevation of where I live might affect it (6000ft above sea level), as it seems to cause a million issues with glue in general as well.

Any tips to eliminate the tackiness? I seriously do not want to sand this thing down.

Posted by RMK
on Thursday, December 11, 2014
User Comments
RMK -
Sunday, December 14, 2014
Ah the Krylon Matte worked like a charm! Thanks for chiming in, guys. I'm letting it cure, so we'll see if it stays in a day or so.
triggerrick -
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Fusion is good for hard plastics I used it myself on bigger figures and it works great,but you have to scrub the figure several times and them prime before painting, also its a really thick paint so use light coats, also krylon matte finish should take away the tackiness, however as you said elevation plays a big part in painting customs I'm stationed on fort Carson Colorado and I tried using fusion with no success, idk where you live but I recommend buying an airbrush, but you have to play a lot with thinning paint to get it to stick and no rub off due to the elevation, I ran into all these problems after moving here from Hawaii and California, its all trial and error brother good luck, if you got any questions, hit us all up on the realm and we got you bud
Green Skin -
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Best bet is to scrap it off and start over. However, I've run into the same problem a few times and sometimes leaving it sit for a few weeks does the trick...though there is no guarantee that will work. I'd recommend ditching the Fusion spray. I don't know if anyone else has issues with it, but it's made so much of my stuff tacky that I've sworn off using it for good.
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