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    Painting pretty pictures on mods

    Don't know if this is in the right section - mods please move if it's not right.

    I want to paint some pretty pictures on a white Provari that mallee sent me, but I don't know what paint would be best. Does anyone know what type of paint would work for painting over the top of the paint that is already on the mod?

    Also there are quite a few scratches on it, so I was wondering if the paint will stick to the surface of the SS where the original paint finish has scratched off?

    I have googled this extensively, but apparently no-one has been really keen to get out their paint pens and draw flowers on their Provaris then post about the outcome on the internets (Although there is plenty of stripping down and boring old powder coating)
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    Golden rule in something like this is you dont paint over existing paint lol

    Depending on which provari it will have a variety of finishes Ceramicote, Powdercote(?)

    You will need to either sand it back to metal or give it a good roughing up and use a primer to seal the left over existing finish... then top coat with something friendly to the paint you intend to decorate with ?

    I would go for a quick cote of something like Dulux Duramax 340g Metal Primer Spray Paint | Bunnings Warehouse
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    Bugger. That means I have to pull it apart
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    Custom j-wrap is another option if it is just something to colour it. You could design something you like and send it in.

    Customer Designed Wrap
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    Quote Originally Posted by muscovyduckling View Post
    Bugger. That means I have to pull it apart
    Pull it apart, find a motor mechanic, batt your eyes and get him to sandblast it for you

    Or give it me, ill fill it with tannerite and have that finish off in milliseconds (disclaimer: may not function as a posevari afterwards)
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    Bah. I thought it would be just me and some paint brushes one lazy afternoon. I don't want to go to the hassle of sandblasting the thing.

    But.....if I have to strip the paint off to make the finish awesome again, I may as well just have a crack at it with some latex paint, hehehehe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by muscovyduckling View Post
    Bah. I thought it would be just me and some paint brushes one lazy afternoon. I don't want to go to the hassle of sandblasting the thing.

    But.....if I have to strip the paint off to make the finish awesome again, I may as well just have a crack at it with some latex paint, hehehehe.
    You could try taking it apart and using some oven cleaner, that might shift it

    Latex is not a word that i would describe as safe around me
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    I don't even want to take the white off or cover it with a wrap. I like the white. I just want to add some bees and flowers and stuff. Mallee will like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muscovyduckling View Post
    I don't even want to take the white off or cover it with a wrap. I like the white. I just want to add some bees and flowers and stuff. Mallee will like that.
    Well, just do it I would suggest acrylic lacquers, just try it on a spot that isn't so obvious ...
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    Ducky if u wanted to try it and not overly fussed as its a bit scratched up already I would recommend a light hand sand with some 800 grit paper lightly all over for an etch then let your flower power child loose after that.

    Doesn't sound like your after a complete redo, just trying to dress it up a bit.. Most decent acrylics will stick to anything as long as it's etched and free of grease oil. That's prob the most important part, no juice residue or similar... After sanding use a product called prep wash and then clean with a mild water soap mix..

    Make sure it's very dry and give it a go, then a can of acrylic clear over the top. A few coats, don't lay it on thick in one go and walla!!

    A custom Ducky Mod!! Might even get your own thread???

    Worst case scenario u stuff it up completely, take it to metal polisher and have yourself a new shiny?
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