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Old 01-12-2016, 02:31 PM   #1
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Propane Tank Cover--Paint

I think it was Baglo who mentioned that Krylon Fusion Plastic paint in Dover White was a good match for the ETI gelcoat. It is indeed, thanks Glenn.

My tank cover was quite ratty after the Alaska trip including a lot of road tar that had to be washed off with solvent. And the refrigerator white color left me cold.

I was going to spray the hubcaps also but they cleaned up nicely. I'm very happy with the result on the tank cover. The non flash photo may not show it clearly but the color match to the trailer is excellent.

Why didn't I do this type of job last fall when it was warm and sunny?

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Old 01-12-2016, 02:45 PM   #2
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Credit goes to Lorri:

Propane Tank Cover - White no more...
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Old 01-12-2016, 03:15 PM   #3
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OK, thanks Lorri. A funny thread

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Old 01-12-2016, 10:59 PM   #4
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I'll be buying that plastic paint for my bathroom ceiling vent cover, and the exterior stovetop vent. They have become ugly-yellow.
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Old 01-12-2016, 11:17 PM   #5
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Good idea, they not only make the parts look new but limit further UV damage.

I still have enough left to do my stove vent.

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Old 01-13-2016, 11:02 AM   #6
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I have had good success using "Wesley bleche-wite" to clean the propane tank covers. Just spray it on, lightly use a scrub brush then rinse off. I use it to clean numerous plastic products.
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I like Krylon Fusion and use it on 3m hooks to match the snap caps inside of the trailer. Super durable.
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Old 01-13-2016, 05:44 PM   #8
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I have had good success using "Wesley bleche-wite" to clean the propane tank covers. Just spray it on, lightly use a scrub brush then rinse off. I use it to clean numerous plastic products.
I had never heard of this stuff, so I looked it up. Apparently the formula for Westley's Bleche Wite changed a few years ago, so it probably matters whether you're talking about the original stuff or the current product. This discussion might be informative: IS THERE A WESTLEY'S BLECHE WHITE ALTERNATIVE?; it includes a list of the original formula's ingredients, but I don't know if the list is correct.

That discussion is from a car forum, where the members are concerned with cleaning tire sidewalls; indeed the current maker bills this as a tire cleaner: Black Magic Bleche-Wite Tire Cleaner. The directions on their web page includes these:
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NOTE: Do not allow product to contact magnesium or aluminum wheels, painted or glass surfaces, eyewear, fabric and non-rubber items. Permanent damage can occur. USE ONLY AS PER LABEL DIRECTIONS.
It doesn't sound like a safe plastic cleaner to me, but I suppose that would depend on the plastic, and how long you leave it on.
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I have been using it for years with no problem. I use it on the plastic window frames on garage doors that always turns yellow. The yellow stain just drips off the frames. Also on Plastic fridgerator handles that get dirty. I pick it up at any auto parts store. I use it on the propane cover and the front of the storage box before winter storage and it always turns out looking new.
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I've used it on the tire cover and the front rock flaps on the 17b and it was a miraculous cleaner on the vinyl.
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