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Old 08-17-2018, 06:55 PM   #1
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Should I paint this....or not?

Need some wisdom...I had ETI replace the restroom ceiling vent with the new powered fan vent. It has the dark acrylic plastic cap. I know that UV takes itís toll on plastic as I am having to replace a few crumbling plastic parts. I am painting replaced items with Krylon Fusion paint to hopefully extend their life.

Should I paint the vent cap? Thanks,
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Old 08-17-2018, 07:35 PM   #2
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Mines still okay at 4+ years.

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Old 08-17-2018, 07:37 PM   #3
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It also allows a little light inside, I'd not paint it, maybe 303 Protectorant?
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Old 08-17-2018, 09:11 PM   #4
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Not to protect it from UV I wouldn't. If it ever oxidizes (ours is 3 years plus old and looks new), paint it.
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Old 08-17-2018, 09:14 PM   #5
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Replacing the cap ten years from now is probably cheaper than painting it every few years. I've managed not to bump my non-powered white plastic vent for ten years now. Fingers crossed.
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Old 08-17-2018, 09:16 PM   #6
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I wouldnít paint it. As Jim said it lets in some light which is nice. The fan used by ETI is the Ventline Vanair. If you are worried about it just buy and stash away a replacement dome lid for $15.
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Old 08-17-2018, 09:29 PM   #7
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I'd paint it because I have leftover Krylon paint from painting other things. Our window lets enough light enter.

Besides, white looks better (IMHO)

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