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Painting a Reg

Discussion in 'Do It Yourself - DIY' started by PiranhaChris, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. PiranhaChris

    PiranhaChris Divemaster

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    Hello Hello

    I'm putting together my Pony Rig and I'm using a Scubapro G250. And I'd like to distinguish it more. So I was thinking of painting the Purge Cover (If not the whole housing) Yellow. And I was curious if anyone else has had success painting a Reg. If I had to guess I would spray it with a Primer, throw down a coat or 2 of the color, and then use some kind of Salt resistant clear coat.

    Sound right or at least on the right track?
    Thanks
     
  2. fisheater

    fisheater Divemaster Candidate

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    Wouldn't it be easier, quicker, less hassle and potentially cheaper simply to buy a yellow purge cover for it?


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  3. Seraphimx

    Seraphimx Manta Ray

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    Plastics in my vast (not really so) experience in construction, need to be either treated first or painted with a special primer or painted with a special paint to HOLD the paint. Check first what material the cover is made of.

    Is there even a yellow purge cover for the G250/hp/v?
     
  4. benstudly

    benstudly Angel Fish

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    I paint PVC often and you can use a spraypaint designed for plastics. Rust-oleum and a few other manufactures have them.
     
  5. Zung

    Zung Loggerhead Turtle

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    Over here, a cover is about 20 bucks, and it comes in yellow or black. A can of special spray for plastic is about 15 bucks, and I'm pretty sure it'll rub off pretty easily.
     
  6. PiranhaChris

    PiranhaChris Divemaster

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    I'm gonna check my parts catalog here at my shop. But as far as I know the G250s don't have yellow versions.
    Also I'm coming out of the Automotive world. So I've delt with painting Plastics and Metals. But never anything that gets submerged for a long period. That's why I'm mainly worried about the Clear Coat.
     
  7. Zung

    Zung Loggerhead Turtle

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    The covers for the R190, G200, M5, M50 will fit. You may even find one laying around in the shop for free.
     
  8. Rich Keller

    Rich Keller Solo Diver

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    There is a product called Ever Dip that should work if they make it in yellow. There are other brands but I only remember this brand name. It is used to put a rubber coating on tool handles and can be painted on as well as dipping something into it. I never tried it on plastic but I have painted it on the knee pads and other high wear areas of my wetsuit and the stuff has never come off. You can get it at any home supply store.
     
  9. fdog

    fdog ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Just a thought - proceedures are a more reliable way to verify gas source. And it's habits that scale into whatever type of diving you move into.

    Color works (kinda) until the lights go out.



    All the best, James
     
  10. spectrum

    spectrum Dive Bum Wannabe ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Painting plastics, like decorations for cosmetics is one thing. A second stage sees a lot of handling, contact and submersion in use and cleaning. The contact and handling is the biggest concern. Like painting cylinders I think this is futile and will soon look like crap.

    If a factory cover is not to be had and you do want a color cue consider a yellow hose.

    Pete
     

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