Rustoleum Appliance Epoxy Paint Test

okay welcome back today what I’m going to be doing is test spraying this rust-oleum appliance epoxy this is supposed to be a really hard finish like the type of thing you would spray an appliance with now I’ll read on the back here it’s uh I believe intended for metal but the test I’m going to be performing today is to see how well it works on plastic to see if this can be used on plastic models so what I have here is the classic spoon test and I’ve added knives to the test for a reason now of course you test spray to see if these are going to be working on plastic models without crazing the plastic or it’s not really crazing the plastic it’s more praising the paint but you use these because they’re they’re made out of polystyrene and so it should give you an and a good representation of how it’s going to perform on your model car now I have two options here I have the bare plastic and then I have plastic that has been sprayed with primer already and this is dupli-color primer but anybody who does this knows that most primers react pretty much the same way to paint so well not all of them of course somebody but the majority of them dupli-color it has I have a good track record with dupli-color I generally use it all the time for primer and so that will tell us how it reacts to primer and how it reacts to bare plastic so what we’re going to be doing is spraying these oh I meant to say now I picked a knife because the knife has a pattern in the handle and I want to see how thick this paint sprays so like I wanted to see if it’s going to dry no cure and let you still see the pattern nice and clear now of course over here it’s not going to be quite so clear because I’ve had to add some primer and the primer is already starting to fill those patterns up but as you can see it’s still there so there’s still hope so if you have little panel vines and rivets and so on there’s I’m looking to see if it’s going to work and still see those details so I will give it a spray the next scene will probably be the next day or two days after so we can see how it actually looks after its cured so be right back okay and so here we go it’s two days later it’s been curing drying and curing in my shed here on really hot days with probably about almost zero humidity inside the shed here because it’s like an oven and more like a food dehydrator but here’s a look at the way it came out and I must say I’ll right off the bat this is very very good paint it applies very very smooth and lays down nice and smooth and as you can see it had absolutely zero reaction to plastic or primer in fact I should point out that the one on the left is the one with the primer and the one on the right is the I sprayed straight on the bare plastic and absolutely no reaction and if you look now I painted this outside so there’s a few things that blew in there you know little piece of dust and a little hair or something but altogether it got you most the way there if you look at the finish on that especially like on the knife there it is just about smooth to the point where it would be really easy to just polish that the rest of the way which is what you want you don’t want a major orange peel because that you know with major orange peel you almost kind of start with sandpaper and then work on to your polish but this is there this is polish only and with a clear coat I haven’t tested a clear coat but if I were putting a clear coat on there as well I kind of apply the clear coat with the flash coats and it generally smoothes it out even more to the point where you don’t have to polish at all a little known fact yeah you can put your clear

coat on with your flash coat so that like say this was three coats this was like you know a mist coat initially and then a little heavier coat and then a real coat and those were all within about five minutes of each other which is something you can do outside because the Sun dries it super fast but inside if you were painting like in your garage you would want to wait about 20 minutes between flash coats to get them to lay down properly but your final flash coats can be clear coats right on there 20 minutes you know right on the enamel the clear lacquer but yeah let me show you closer here this is the one with the primer and you can see it’s a little bit more bumpy and that’s because the bumps were actually from the primer so if you were painting something with primer you would want to sand the primer smooth first before you put your final coat on as you can see all the bumps from the prime is there but I was delighted to see that all the texture showed straight through the paint with no problem this is on the primer one you can see the edge there is a little bit bumpy but over here on one with no primer just straight rust-oleum to plastic get all the details there as well so this is a good sign this means that if you have panel lines or rivets or door handles or something like that they’re going to shine through this which is really good and I will say this was a thick coat of paint when I painted that the paint was this area here was full to the point where you could just barely make out the texture and so when it dried it kind of sucked to the texture and showed up good so there’s no question at all you can paint plastic with the rust-oleum appliance epoxy and I suppose they should test to see how hard it’s supposed to be super hard yeah it does feel hard I mean that’s I’m purposely hitting it with my fingernail to see if I’m making impressions let’s see what I did there No well let me let me try let me try this edge right here I’ll try to do that again so that it’s someplace where I can okay let’s take a look there okay now you can definitely it’s not super hard because you can see that I did make little dents in there but that’s after two days of curing I just can’t get in the right light but I believe it me I just put those dents in there but that’s after two days of curing who knows after a week of caring maybe it’d be even harder but for plastic models or most things that you don’t slam your fingernails into or sharp objects of any kind it would do just fine I’m really more interested in the look and I’m happy with that just in overtime let’s see if this is a white that will yellow or not I hope it won’t but we just won’t know for a couple of years really I hope it doesn’t but this is just a example of showing how it lays down and I’m quite happy with it so I’m definitely going to paint the trailer with this the the model trailer and add it to my list of paints that I buy now it also comes in I saw it in a black and there might be other colors you know being appliance epoxy maybe there’s a a where’s that avocado green alright I don’t know but that will wrap it up for this one that’s a success I would say flame hey flamie let me success that’s the wrong word a raging success anyway really good pain definitely worth the buy I think it was like five bucks and I appreciate you watching everybody have a good one bye