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Question Best way to paint gewlite trim cap?

Discussion in 'Electric Signs & Channel Letters' started by Robbie Moore, Aug 22, 2018.

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  1. Robbie Moore

    Robbie Moore New Member

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    Should I paint trim cap before we attach to acrylic? Or attach them paint it? Worried about getting paint on the face.
     
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  2. visual800

    visual800 Very Active Member

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    uhhh why didnt you just order color you needed?
     
  3. Robbie Moore

    Robbie Moore New Member

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    They don’t have this color. It’s a Pantone number match.
     
  4. visual800

    visual800 Very Active Member

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    ok, understood.

    the next time this happens, when a customer requires a PMS match for jewelite, you show them the swatch of available colors and tell them to make a choice. Those swatches are their only choice. Jewelite was not made to be painted IMO. I would slowly back out of this situation you are in and tell them you messed up and this product cannot be painted

    Now for your dilemma on painting, good luck sir. I would say rattlecan krylon but dont know if that would match your PMS. if I were forced to paint some I would use auto paints, plastic primer with light clearcoat. What you have chosen to do is simply not feasible
     
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  5. KMC

    KMC Graphic Artist

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    we paint it all the time due to corporate needing the colours to match, and have found that its best to paint when its already attached to the faces we just mask the face off first, sand the trim then paint with Mathews Sign Paint and have never had a problem with it
     
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  6. visual800

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    I have to say I am impressed and I stand corrected. I would never have imagined Mathews adhering to vinyl. Is it a task to paint trim cap once its on? I would assume the charge to do this is pretty damn high. What is the longest this has lasted outside? Do you prime at all? Just asking
     
  7. Joe House

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    Matthews makes a great paint system, but you can't do it half way, so it's not great unless you use it a lot.
     
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  8. Robbie Moore

    Robbie Moore New Member

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    Thank you. I talked to Mathews they suggest the flex additive. We will give this a shot.
     
  9. Bradley D

    Bradley D New Member

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    Sorry to jump in but will the flex additive work to paint perforated vinyl? I'm trying to figure out how to paint a white perforated vinyl a pantone color and then apply it over the face of the sign.
     
  10. Robbie Moore

    Robbie Moore New Member

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    Hey, How about print the perf? I wouldn't paint it.
     
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