Paint plastic bait tank

mischief1

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I am thinking of painting my plastic bait tank looking for advice on what is the best type of paint. Do you need a special type of primer ???
 
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krylon spray paint would probably work just use multiple coats
Krylon is excellent for plastics, but, as with any paint job, the surface must be CLEAN in order for the paint to do it’s job.
I don’t know what kind of residue/off gas Krylon produces, but I’d scrub with soap again after the paint is cured, and run the bait well without bait for a while to insure it’s flushed out.
 
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    I had a very smooth bright red PVC 16' canoe that i needed to paint camo for duck hunting. I used my orbital sander with 80 grit. Sanded the whole boat inside and out, that took about one hour, wiped it down with acetone then hit the boat with one coat of
    RUSTOLEUM CAMOUFLAGE 2X ULTRA COVER in tan with brown over the top of the tan two get the camo pattern i like. Used the boat all duck season and never saw any red come through, even after running it over rock and stumps and junk. It has held up much better than i had anticipated. good luck.
     
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    I used krylon on the inside to black out the tank. It has been 4 years and holding up well.
     
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    You should wipe it down well with acetone and scuff it up with 60 grit. Krylon seems to work OK.

    Personally I would get a sunbrella cover made instead of painting it.
     
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    Never wipe down plastic with acitone , it degrades the plastic and will turn gooey after time to the point you will throw it away
     
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    plj46

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    Never wipe down plastic with acitone , it degrades the plastic and will turn gooey after time to the point you will throw it away
    The plastic a bait tank is made is polypropylene and acetone won't harm it.I store acetone in plastic jugs,some of them are probably ten years old.
     
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    Dude you'll be fine, just clean with a good solvent designed for paint prep then shoot several coats followed by a clear coat to help protect. I believe I used Krylon for plastic. I painted my tank to blacken the inside to help calm bait and been working awesome. Will it get chipped scratched yes but you can easily touch up.
     
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    The plastic a bait tank is made is polypropylene and acetone won't harm it.I store acetone in plastic jugs,some of them are probably ten years old.

    Never seen a bait tank that wasn't polyethylene but with acetone the same thing applies. Both polypro and PE are fine with acetone.
     
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