Clear Spray Paint UV Protection for Plastic

Old 08-24-16, 07:46 PM
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Clear Spray Paint UV Protection for Plastic

I've had mixed results with some spray paint.

Looking for a clear spray paint to provide UV protection for clear plastic (which yellows in the Arizona sun).

I want to paint my exterior electric outlet covers which keep getting yellow in the AZ sun.

Old 08-25-16, 05:13 AM
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Krylon makes a spray paint formulated for plastic but I don't know if it comes in clear or even if a clear coating will prevent the yellowing. I suppose you could paint them white.
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I have four different brands of clear aerosol spray cans and none say that they contain UV inhibitors. They say they won't yellow but there is no mention of protecting whats underneath. The only thing I can think of would be an automotive clear coat but then your dealing with a relatively expensive two part paint. At that point it would be cheaper and easier to replace your outlet covers every few years if you can buy just the covers.

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