Post by Steve King (Admin) on Jul 5, 2005 13:53:44 GMT -6
Initially, I had purchased my red, white, blue and green plastic spray paints at Home Depot, but unfortunately they didn't carry the color orange for my Irish themed set. Luckily I happened upon the color orange and MANY more colors that Home Depot didn't carry at a local Ace Hardware store.
Post by Steve King (Admin) on Aug 28, 2005 19:57:04 GMT -6
NOTE: When you paint a set with made for plastic spray paint, make sure you let is set for 7 or more days at room temperature in not high humidity so that it'll cure properly. Read the can and do as it says. If you don't do this, then you might as well have used non-plastic spray paint, since it'll chip & peal due to not being fully cured. Trust me, I speak from experience.
Post by Steve King (Admin) on Aug 28, 2005 20:30:13 GMT -6
ADDITIONAL NOTE: If painting your golf balls with "plastic" spray paint, then it would behoove you to give them all a clear coat of poly-urethane (or similar clear coat spray made for outdoors) after the paint has dried. I did this for my ball sets and I must say, they never once chipped during game play.
Please help - I need to make a large number of games of various colors - is it even possible to paint PVC that will last and not chip? Or should I be looking for colored tubing? Where would I get that ? Any ideas appreciated..
Post by Steve King (Admin) on Jul 15, 2008 14:51:52 GMT -6
Sure, it may seem dry, but if you don't wait the full 7 days, the lack of cure time may present chipping or scratches. The 7 days allows time for hardening (curing), and the hardening is what you need to minimize scratches and chipping. If you don't mind scratches and "possibly" some chipping, then no need to wait. You will probably get scratches anyway from where the golf balls hit the paint. Unless the PVC is made colored, it is almost guaranteed to happen.
Post by Steve King (Admin) on Aug 14, 2008 21:36:19 GMT -6
I think that would provide a nice barrier to prevent scratching. If you use plastic spray paint, then chipping isn't your problem, but knicks and scratchs from the bolo balls hitting the PVC. I haven't done it, but the concept sounds great. Let us know how it works out. It can only strengthen your paint.