Float Paint

Maverick

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Want to paint the tops of some clear plastic floats (red, yellow black etc)

Whats the best paint to use and will they need an undercoat first with them being clear plastic?
 

Fartacus

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The tips off DIY floats you get a better float by using high viz plastic tips to get a regular uniform painted tip is difficult.
 

ukzero1

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If you want the tips to really stand out, use 2 coats of white, then one coat of flouro orange. I prefer to use matt paints for both undercoat and top coat.
 

richox12

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I'll buck the trend here. No undercoats and Fluo straight onto the CLEAR plastic. They look dull in the hand but allow the light through them and 'glow' when out in the water
 
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