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    Question How to prepare smooth plastic surface for painting

    I was planning to use acrylics on top of old CD coasters or cassette tape. Would acrylics stick on easily or will they eventually peel/rub off if I don't do any preparation to the surface?

    If prep work is needed, how should I go about roughing the surface?
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    i think itll stick to cassettes but not cds cause i know if you paint on glass you can peel it really easily. maybe if you scratch it up enough it'll stick?
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    Well, I don't know for CDs but I used to paint small Citadel plastic models with acrylics. The paint holds fine if you glaze it after drying.

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    Originally posted by jester
    Well, I don't know for CDs but I used to paint small Citadel plastic models with acrylics. The paint holds fine if you glaze it after drying.

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    Awesome, that's what I was thinking. Cause "coarse-ing" up each piece seems like it would take forever.
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    Just rough up the surface with some steel wool- then wash it and let it air dry. It will only take a few swipes! Paint will stick.

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