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Painting Rubber Boots tips and suggestions.


Hey bros,

I know Nu-Life spray paint has been recommended for this before, but since I'm having problems locating this in my local stores, I was wondering if Krylon Fusion would work okay? I have easy access to this and I've done some googling and have found some others people that say it works. Anyone?

Jason.

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Re: Painting Rubber Boots


My first thought would be no because they're rubber and Fusion is for plastic. I'm trying to remember the process I went through on painting mine. I know I first used latex house paint, semi gloss. Just bought a quart of it in the color I wanted. But the color wasn't exact, so I went over that with some enamel paint. And it held up pretty good. Not the smoothest finish, but only people like us would notice that.
My advice would be to test a spot in the back of the boot, somewhere that will be covered by the cape ( I'm assuming we're talking about a Bat suit given where we are and what we do.). Get some acetone to clean it off if it isn't drying right. Then back to the drawing board. If it does work, but is still a little tacky feeling, cover it with baby powder and then clean it off with Armor All and should be fine.

If you want to go the nu life way, I've got it off the web from a couple of places. This is one of the places I've got it from and had it within a week.

http://www.shoehardware.com/dye_spray_nulife.html

Also, are the soles black? I'm wearing mine in my avatar and they had red soles. This gave me fits. I tried plasti dip first but it did not dry properly. So I used everything black I could find. Still wound up having to carry a magic marker with me to touch it up as I was wearing them.

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Re: Painting Rubber Boots


Hey Cujo, you can get some spray adhesive for stairs to make 'em black

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If you have an air brush system, I'd suggest first using Bulldog Adhesive promoter spray, then use Faskolor brand flexible paint with your air brush.
Stays on permanent and flexible, won't crack, rub off or peel.

You can find Bulldog Adhesive on either google or ebay as well as Faskolor paint for lexan.


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Re: Painting Rubber Boots


Thanks Eden, and I was thinking of something like that, but I've retired those boots, they didn't hold up that well when I wore them to pressure clean the house. LOL.

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Re: Painting Rubber Boots


Thanks for the help guys - I guess I should have included some pics :banghead

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Basically they are a rubber boot with a steel-toe. They already have a zipper on the inner-side of the boots. All black with grey on the toe and heel.


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My first thought would be no because they're rubber and Fusion is for plastic. I'm trying to remember the process I went through on painting mine. I know I first used latex house paint, semi gloss. Just bought a quart of it in the color I wanted. But the color wasn't exact, so I went over that with some enamel paint. And it held up pretty good. Not the smoothest finish, but only people like us would notice that.
My advice would be to test a spot in the back of the boot, somewhere that will be covered by the cape ( I'm assuming we're talking about a Bat suit given where we are and what we do.). Get some acetone to clean it off if it isn't drying right. Then back to the drawing board. If it does work, but is still a little tacky feeling, cover it with baby powder and then clean it off with Armor All and should be fine.

If you want to go the nu life way, I've got it off the web from a couple of places. This is one of the places I've got it from and had it within a week.

http://www.shoehardware.com/dye_spray_nulife.html

Also, are the soles black? I'm wearing mine in my avatar and they had red soles. This gave me fits. I tried plasti dip first but it did not dry properly. So I used everything black I could find. Still wound up having to carry a magic marker with me to touch it up as I was wearing them.



Thanks bro and I have heard that cracking may be a result if fusion is used. I looked into that site for Nu-life - they don't ship to Canada apparently lol . Does that stuff bond well (ie. no cracking)?

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If you have an ait brush system, I'd suggest first using Bulldog Adhesive promoter spray, then use Faskolor brand flexible paint with your air brush.
Stays on permanent and flexible, won't crack, rub off or peel.

You can find Bulldog Adhesive on either google or ebay as well as Faskolor paint for lexan.



No airbrush system bro. Thanks anyway.

Jason.

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Re: Painting Rubber Boots


Would using Krylon clear coat sealer after a few coats of paint help resisting cracking/chipping?

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Re: Painting Rubber Boots


One more question as well - why WON'T plastidip work on these?

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Re: Painting Rubber Boots


Did some looking around regarding plasti-dip and found this brochure. In particular, one of its uses is restoring and to stop the cracking of rubber boots.

Also, the spray can states that it is flexible and will not crack - so why have some bros on here said that this should not be applied to rubber boots?

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Re: Painting Rubber Boots - VERY VERY IMPORTANT QUESTION - LAST POST


It easily rubs off. :up
Duplicolor is the best to use for successful results.

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