Plastikote or Japlac spray and where to buy?

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Plastikote or Japlac spray and where to buy?

Post by racingrat » Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:43 pm

I`ve posted this in Other Chat rather than Environment as it`s more of a DIY question. - Note: moved because cage modifications are covered in Habitat

I have a barred lid to a gabber LUX plastic tank that is a spare cage for clean-outs, but the barred lid has rusted up due to age and I wanted to give it a new lease of life and wondered which spray paint is the best, Japlac or Plastikote to use on metal?

I just want a gloss black finish but since i`ve never bought this type of paint befoe, I wondered whether you guys had used either of the two and what you thought of it? Where is the best (and cheapest) place to buy the sprays? I know B&Q and Focus sell Plastikote so I could always pop along to one of these stores if need be.
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Re: Plastikote or Japlac spray and where to buy?

Post by ratfan70 » Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:07 pm

I think wilkensons do the spray cans and the little jars, not sure on the price but i would think they would be a bit cheaper than B&Q.
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Re: Plastikote or Japlac spray and where to buy?

Post by Athena » Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:08 pm

wilkinsons for plastikote, otherwise most DIY shops, make sure you get the 'project paint' or any that say safe for toys on the back
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Re: Plastikote or Japlac spray and where to buy?

Post by racingrat » Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:44 pm

Thanks guys. There is`nt a Wilkinsons near me just Poundland an Poundstretchers. :roll: But I do have the DIY chains I suppose. Thanks for the tip Athena about it saying `project paint` as I was`nt aware that it might be harmful? Do they do child safe and other non-safe sprays then? Obviously I did`nt think too much about how safe it might be as many people have used it on barred cages and such like wooden shelving and toys. I just presumed it would be safe to use?
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Re: Plastikote or Japlac spray and where to buy?

Post by Athena » Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:49 pm

I think they do different types for different uses. For it to be rat safe it must say for use on toys (meaning if a child puts it in their mouth it wont be toxic - once dry of course!) if it doesnt mention toys dont waste your money. Also the paint on stuff goes further buttakes a lot longer, another tip is go gently with it, put too much on you get drips, better to do two thin coats than one messy drippy big one! :lol:
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Re: Plastikote or Japlac spray and where to buy?

Post by racingrat » Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:52 pm

Thanks very much Athena. I will read the can and make sure it states that it`s safe for toys or children. :)
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Re: Plastikote or Japlac spray and where to buy?

Post by Athena » Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:54 pm

i HATE that im becoming a plastikote pro. must stop aquiring project cages..... :lol:
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