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Thread: painting itchy fiberglass filter

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    painting itchy fiberglass filter


    I have a 8+yr old Pentair DE filter that sits out in the sun. The outside of the filter has degraded because of the UV rays. If i touch it or rub up against i itch something terrible. I am building a shed over it soon but i want to paint it with something. What kind of paint would be the best without spending too much or harming the fiberglass undernieth.


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    Mod Squad zea3's Avatar
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    Re: painting itchy fiberglass filter

    You can spray it with a clear coat finish for plastic or fiberglass that is rated for outdoor use.
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    Re: painting itchy fiberglass filter

    You know, I might consider spraying mine as well ... Arms are always covered in red spots when I am not careful.
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    Re: painting itchy fiberglass filter

    You can spray your arms with hairspray instead. Learned that tip right here!
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    Re: painting itchy fiberglass filter

    I nominate you to experiment and tell us what works.

    I've contemplated doing just that, myself. I'm just not sure what spray paint will stick.
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