Making of a dog #5: Need some asthetics advise

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Blog entry by Betsy posted 11-29-2008 08:24 PM 1119 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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OK – so now the folks on the forum have told me how to paint PVC with success.

Now I would like your opinion if painting the PVC is even necessary.

Would you paint the PVC tubing between the wheels?



I’d really like your opinions.

Thanks in advance.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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Les Hastings

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#1 posted 11-29-2008 08:42 PM

I wouldn’t Betsy, It will not stay on very well. It will always look good the way it is now.

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#2 posted 11-29-2008 08:47 PM

I think that it looks very good just the way it is. ‘if it ain’t broke don’t fix it’

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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Chris Cunanan

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#3 posted 11-29-2008 08:47 PM

i think if you scuffed it up then primed/painted it it would look pretty slick, and should stick….but that’s just my opinion. Is this a kids toy thingy or some rolling plant stand or what? looks cool

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#4 posted 11-29-2008 09:24 PM


I think no matter how much prep you do on the PVC, the paint will come off over time as the kids ride the toy. In the long run, it will probably look nicer without any paint.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 11-29-2008 09:35 PM

The “no paint” has it. Thanks for the opinions. I was leaning toward no paint once I got it together, but thought I had better get some opinions. The PVC blends nicely into the wheels.

Thanks for the help.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#6 posted 11-29-2008 10:47 PM

I agree with you Betsy.It matches the wheels very well.Go with it that way.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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