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    anyone painted a wall mount unit?
    you know, like, in change the colour (not restore the white plastic)

    I did a search with gargle and utube and did not find a single one??

    I would have thought some suitable surface paint prep for plastic
    maybe take it apart as much as possible
    and paint in desired colour

    I must be missing something, apart form good taste.

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    Gargle ... ha ha.
    Supercheap Auto, buy plastic primer aerosol, followed by whateveryouwant on top
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    Rustoleum or White Knight Squirts self priming sprays adhere to plastic. I think Uncle Bob did his long ago.

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    What, one of those "whites" not to your liking?

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    I found a back yard sprayer who painted our dishwasher and fridge matte black.

    most cumbersome bit will be trying to mask everything off or disassembly to make sure you can get into all the nooks and crannys, but i assume is not much different to painting any other bit of plastic.
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    As others have mentioned use a plastic primer in a spray can. Also give it a really good clean before doing anything, splitty's have a habit of developing a greasy film on the plastic. Krylon make specific plastic paints that I think are the best in the business (Krylon Fusion). I've used them on old plastic motorcycle parts that are subject to flexing and chaffing etc. and it's the best I've ever used but not sure if they have the colour you are after.
    https://www.caswellplating.com.au/st...erms%5D=krylon
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    Quote Originally Posted by phild01 View Post
    I think Uncle Bob did his long ago.
    I used bleach to whiten mine.

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    Must have been someone else I recall!

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    thanks for all the input.
    doesn't sound too difficult then.
    just fiddley to do a good job.

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    I have done one a few years ago, went from white to a satin metallic charcoal, it looked really good, disassemble all the plastic you can see, clean it well with sugar soap, make sure to dry it, a heatgun on low will help to get into the tight spots, then plastic primer, and topcoat.

    Make sure to use the same brand plastic primer / topcoat to ensure compatibility, not sure about the all in one paints that say they stick to plastic, I have had them react with some plastics and give a bubbly effect.
    I still prefer to prime first as it promoted adhesion of the topcoat, and seals the plastic from the topcoat, you can then apply a clearcoat to give it more protection.

    The trick to a good spray job, is more light coats rather than a few heavy ones, ensure it can dry as it's a bit cold at the moment, so may need more time to fully cure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by METRIX View Post
    I have done one a few years ago, went from white to a satin metallic charcoal, it looked really good, disassemble all the plastic you can see, clean it well with sugar soap, make sure to dry it, a heatgun on low will help to get into the tight spots, then plastic primer, and topcoat.

    Make sure to use the same brand plastic primer / topcoat to ensure compatibility, not sure about the all in one paints that say they stick to plastic, I have had them react with some plastics and give a bubbly effect.
    I still prefer to prime first as it promoted adhesion of the topcoat, and seals the plastic from the topcoat, you can then apply a clearcoat to give it more protection.

    The trick to a good spray job, is more light coats rather than a few heavy ones, ensure it can dry as it's a bit cold at the moment, so may need more time to fully cure.
    thanks
    all good points

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    I wonder if the fridge wrappers would do an A/C unit? https://www.wickedwalls.com.au/store...tor_Wraps.html

    Daikin offer vinyl wraps for the outside! https://www.hvacrnews.com.au/product...ed-condensers/
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