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Old 01-17-2018, 08:19 AM
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Default Rear Window Install - Painting the plexiglass

I've read where some are painting about an inch strip on their rear window to hide the sealant eyesore. I'd like to do this, installing my rear window (held off until the end for accessibility).

What primer/paint are you guys using for this? I reached out to SEM and their reply was "We don't have any products tested on plexiglass and we cannot recommend it".

Looking for just battleship gray ..

Thanks for any tips!
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Old 01-17-2018, 08:33 AM
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Bill I just used the same single stage urethane paint I used for the interior. I have not permanently installed the window yet but should look much nicer than the black/grey squish mess showing through.
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Old 01-17-2018, 08:42 AM
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Rustoleum 2x spray paint from Home Depot. Made for plastic. Scuff area and clean with alcohol first. Came out perfect.
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Old 01-17-2018, 08:48 AM
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Thanks, guys! If Icemageddon 2018 lets up today I'll go grab some. Also, if you don't hear from me in the next few days the white blanket of death got us and it's been wonderful chatting with everyone
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Old 01-17-2018, 09:41 AM
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Thanks, guys! If Icemageddon 2018 lets up today I'll go grab some. Also, if you don't hear from me in the next few days the white blanket of death got us and it's been wonderful chatting with everyone
How about a nice piece of 3m vinyl?
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Old 01-17-2018, 11:24 AM
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Anybody using this painting method on a -10 vs layers of fiberglass? I haven't had much time around -10, Columbia, Cirrus types to see their window completion setups. I know the gap would still exist around the window/cabin top, but some are filling with a bead of Proseal?
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Old 01-17-2018, 11:35 AM
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Anybody using this painting method on a -10 vs layers of fiberglass? I haven't had much time around -10, Columbia, Cirrus types to see their window completion setups. I know the gap would still exist around the window/cabin top, but some are filling with a bead of Proseal?
I think the original poster was referring to the interior finish. I planned on just painting the glue transition inside with the same interior paint that I am using (jet flex). Use fineline tape maybe 1/8" inside of window glue fillet and paint perimeter. Should blend in nicely. I'm also using the aerosport headliner system. This is for a -10 but same idea.
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Old 01-17-2018, 12:17 PM
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I tried to find some sticky vinyl material that is similar to the "fading dots" matrix that is used on car window borders -- no luck. If anyone out there has found such material, let me know.
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Old 01-17-2018, 02:31 PM
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Done! Was pretty easy to do, turned out great. Thanks for the advice! Hoping to get it installed tomorrow after the paint cures up.
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