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Old 01-20-2022, 07:45 PM
coffeeguy coffeeguy is offline
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Default acetone in paint - rear window

What paint is everyone using for their rear window? It appears most people are painting the 3/4" strip along the edge of the window on the RV-14 so that the tank sealant doesn't show thru. From what I understand, acetone is bad for the window and canopy and can cause crazing. I'm looking at several rattle can spray paints and acetone is a common component. Wondering if this is enough to cause a problem or I'm just over thinking it.

Jeff Dingbaum
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Old 01-21-2022, 05:08 AM
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Jetmart Jetmart is offline
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I painted mine with Tremclad Professional rattle can paint. Same paint I use for the rest of the interior. Did not know of the potential concern. It has been over a year since I painted mine and I have not seen any issues. I am pretty happy the way it turned out.
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Old 01-21-2022, 04:43 PM
Bandera Bandera is offline
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I have painted around the edges of a lot of windows and never an issue. I use JetGlo paint.

Just use the paint on the window with no primer. You want to see color from the inside.
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Old 01-21-2022, 08:23 PM
coffeeguy coffeeguy is offline
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Thanks guys,
I thought it would be ok, but every time I make assumptions....

Jeff Dingbaum
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Old 01-22-2022, 09:12 AM
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Snowflake Snowflake is offline
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If you want to remove all concerns about paint, use a strip of vinyl instead. Same stuff they use for wrapping cars and planes. Comes in oodles of colours that you can probably find a match in. And it's removable/replaceable later if you want to change it...
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Old 01-22-2022, 01:36 PM
Ron B. Ron B. is offline
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I used the decal vinyl used at sign shops. Choose a color that matched and removes one nut/screw at a time then reinstalled with the vinyl in place. Didn't take long and looks good so far 29 hours.
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