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Plastic Paint - How Durable Is It?

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Hi All,
I'm in the UK, so please consider this before referencing US Brands. The main brand of plastic paint here, I believe is Plasticote (sp?)
How durable is it?
I have an old wireless mouse that is discoloured cream. I would like to ressurect it and paint it black. But as its a mouse its going to get wear, how strong is this paint to wear and tear?
Cheers,
Coffeejunky
post #2 of 5
i might be cheaper and probably better to just buy a new mouse.

cheaper as in worth your time and cost in paint. (plus more features if u get a newer mouse) IMHO of course. if you wanna paint it, then by all means go for it. i just think maybe your mouse buttons might get sticky from paint.
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i might be cheaper and probably better to just buy a new mouse.

cheaper as in worth your time and cost in paint. (plus more features if u get a newer mouse) IMHO of course. if you wanna paint it, then by all means go for it. i just think maybe your mouse buttons might get sticky from paint.
Thanks for the reply, the buttons are silver, so I would just paint the shell of the mouse. Hmmm...may have to have a look around to see whats cheaper a new mouse or some paint.
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Well I use Tamiya paint for plastics since I use that for my RC car shells. It doesnt flake off and bonds nicely.
    
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Ooh...I have some tamiya paint for polycarbonate bodies from my RC car-
Got metallic blue and black...Never though of that.
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