well, eh... anyone use vinyl paint to paint plastic? My dad suggested that there are better paints to use, but I'm unsure of any specifically designed paint for use on plastic (I thought that's what vinyl's for, anyhow). And should I paint in 80+ degrees, fahrenheit? Has anyone painted in temperatures colder than that?
you can paint in pretty much anything above freezing jusst need sufficient dry time.
i would say 50 degrees plus would be good. a painting tip is to warm the can of spray paint in hot tap water for 5 or so minutes this lets the paint warm up and makes it spatter less.
i would use some rubbing alcohol to remove any residue from fingure prints or anything like that. test a section that is hidden first because it might discolor the plastic or even melt it. When using a cleaner always test a section first.
I just spray a light even mist coat and don't even get 50% coverage and it looks great after painting. Just make sure you initiate the spray off the part so you don't get those big blobs that first come out on your part. Warming the can in warm water first increases its pressure and improves the spray pattern. I do this with all spray cans.