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Old 09-29-2016, 06:40 PM   #1
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Don't Say It Can't Be Done

After alot of research, conversations with Graphic Companies regarding my faded Lexington Vinyl Decals..I made up my own mind. It's going to take time due to early morning time frame and no wind ti acvomplish, but I started tiday. Yep, painting my decals. Using gloss Fusion plastic /vinyl spray paint from Pep Boy's and Home Depot, it's a go. Results: Perfection. I'm doing all the black first, then onto the Cinnamon and Silver. Prepped with rubbing alcohol..yes, it removes all contanimates, residue, wax. Let dry. Masking and tapung, very time consuming, but hey, results are worth it. Dry time between coats? 20 minutes. How many coats? 3. Will post as I coimplementation sections over next few days. Cheers...oh, and saves ALOT of $$$$$.
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Old 09-29-2016, 11:32 PM   #2
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Nice Job!
You are the first I've heard of doing this.
Did you put a clear coat over it or it wasn't needed?

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Old 09-29-2016, 11:44 PM   #3
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Yep, first I've heard of anybody doing this So you are actually painting over the existing vinyl graphics without removing them first?
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Old 09-30-2016, 01:43 AM   #4
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Interesting concept. I would be interested to hear how this holds up over time.
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Old 09-30-2016, 09:14 AM   #5
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A big pat on the back for you. Great idea. I'm also interested in knowing if you painted over the existing decals or did you remove them before painting? Please share other photos as you continue.
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Old 09-30-2016, 12:26 PM   #6
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Nice job.
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Old 09-30-2016, 12:42 PM   #7
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Did you rough up or sand the original decals before painting or just used the alcohol?
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Old 09-30-2016, 02:24 PM   #8
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Wow, just wow!!!! I would never have thought of just painting them.
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Old 09-30-2016, 04:24 PM   #9
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I did my old fiver several years ago. I removed the old decals with a wall paper steamer and using striping tape outlined the original graphic. After taping and papering the area, used krylon spray in several matching colors which came out real good.
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Old 09-30-2016, 04:57 PM   #10
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Being really, really lazy and cheap, I colored in the cracks forming in my darkest decals with a black, oil based paint pen. The darkest, almost black decals are the only ones cracking and you don't notice it unless you are within arms reach of the trailer.

In a few years, I guess I'll paint over all of them. Not a bad idea...

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