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Old 07-21-2011, 11:12 PM
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So, this isn't a dye.....but, it's cool!

So, I work for an auto paint shop and decided to have some fun today while it was slow. I took one of my unused Z plastic discs and sprayed it with a quality auto paint. YES, I KNOW THIS DISC IN NO LONGER LEGAL! But, it looks cool! The disc was first sprayed with a light coat of adhesion promoter that helps make the paint stick better to the plastic. Because of this, the paint is completely flexible -- you can bend the disc and the paint stays perfect. It has very nice mirror finish and turned out great. I'll get a bit more creative with the next one I do now that I know how well they paint. These would make a great looking trophy!...especially with a vinyl decal applied in the center, then clearcoated over.

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Old 07-21-2011, 11:21 PM
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very cool, it's not legal but would be a sweet wall hanger! maybe do a chameleon paint job? or something with a heavy metallic flake? I did a bit of painting back in the day, I can see where this would look very sweet.
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Old 07-21-2011, 11:24 PM
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I think the next one I do will be a pearly cherry black metallic with a bright green "tear mark" -- sort of like the monster energy stripe. I'll lay down the green, then lay down a jagged piece of masking tape and spray the cherry black over it. It is a very cool color and should look sweet!

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Old 07-21-2011, 11:28 PM
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WOW that's a great idea! Use some vinyl to make a sick trophy disc, or just do some great paint work and leave it. Hope to see more of this from you, Garret!
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Old 07-21-2011, 11:41 PM
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That's freakin' brilliant! Please put this disc in your full bag, take it out, throw into a tree, put it back in your bag, repeat 20x and tell me what happens. Seriously tho, if it'll take some wear and tear it would be a novel solution to the short half life of RIT on discs, it'll look great for a long time but you can't throw it in tournaments.
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Old 07-21-2011, 11:43 PM
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That looks great! I would order a custom trophy disc or two fo sho!
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Old 07-21-2011, 11:46 PM
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What is this adhesion promoter and is there a screen printing equivalent?
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Old 07-21-2011, 11:55 PM
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Old 07-22-2011, 12:27 AM
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Thanks, guys.

Adhesion promoter is something you can buy at an auto paint store -- you can buy it in aerosol form. All you do is spray a quick coat on the plastic, let it dry for a few minutes, then hit it with the paint. It dries tacky and helps the paint stick to the plastic. Also, it adds a flex agent so the paint won't crack when the plastic flexs -- they use this technique when repainting bumpers or plastic trim.

I don't know what it would be like to throw it because it is pretty smooth! The top is very slick, even more so than a brand new star disc! There isn't much grip. The first time I sprayed it, we shot it with a single stage paint -- it was a little grippier, but still looked great. We got some overspray on it in the shop, so I sanded it down and hit it with a layer of clear coat. The clear made it really slick.

I'll try another one tomorrow and report back.

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Old 07-22-2011, 01:00 AM
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Cool $$ Trophy Discs $$ ???

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Garret, Are you possibly willing to do ($$) trophy discs.

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