Tips on painting urethane rubber pieces

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Tips on painting urethane rubber pieces

Our new blasters are about to launch and one of the options is a semi-rigid rubber, which is a great con-safe option so if you drop it, you won't have to worry about it shattering everywhere! 

There are some things you will want to know when it comes to painting rubber casts. 

Do I need to do anything special? YES. You need to either use a paint specifically made for painting urethane, or you need to use an adhesion promoter. We highly suggest you use an adhesion promoter and not just start off with regular rattle can paint; the two we recommend are Bulldog or Imperiflex. Check with the maker on correct usage. These products are definitely an investment, but if you want to get the most out of your paint job, these will go a long way in assisting with optimal paint adhesion. We have Bulldog on our own rubber props- we sprayed on a layer of Bulldog, then our paint, then another layer of Bulldog to seal it.  

What paint can I use? You can use regular rattle can paint along with the adhesion promoter. Alternatively, you can use urethane automotive paint (as the rubber is a urethane rubber). We have not tried this paint before but hear it is another option.

What paint do you recommend? For rattle can paint, we prefer Montana Gold or Rust-Oleum.  

Happy painting!