Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Contra Costa CA
I have done the light sanding then Krylon Fusion for Plastic.
I do several thin coats, making sure each coat is dry (usually several hours of daylight, or overnight).
I did some PVC several years ago, and it is starting to come off.
mistergreen, thanks for linking that article.
I wonder if 'flame treating' can be done with MAPP gas??? (some reading has shown it reaches 5300 degrees F, but is a propane based material, not natural gas like the article specifies)
I will probably re-treat the PVC by sanding, then a wipe with acetone. I understand acetone evaporates pretty fast- if I leave the PVC in the sun for a few hours, is this enough? (warm, breezy day)
thedood, looking forward to the follow up, what happens with the RIT dye?
Looks like an interesting way to treat the PVC. I know using RIT on fabric, it washes out a lot the first couple of washes, but then seems colorfast for years. I have a few tie-dyed T-shirts that have faded like that. They have been pale pink, pale green etc for a long time. Obviously fabric (cotton or cotton-poly blend) is not PVC.