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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:20 pm 
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I have recently acquired a used H-20 and the comp tip is really sun baked... is this just cosmetic or does the glass get weakened by prolonged UV?

To make it look nice can I just paint it black again (I know, not the plastic or metal guides though)... and if I paint it what type paint is recommended?

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 12:09 pm 
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Depends on how sun-fried the tip is. It's certainly not a good thing, but comptips are pretty tough, so it's likely that it's ok.

I had one that was a little fried from being stored mast up with no cover. I shot it with flat black spray paint (I forget the type, I think it was grill paint). In any case, it seemed to work fine and the comptip still looks good a year later. If it's really damaged and has a lot of fibers exposed, you may want to give it a quick sand with 100 or 150 grit paper to knock off the fibers before you shoot it with paint.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:18 am 
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Poly Glow will make it better than brand new and keep it that way


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:26 pm 
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A few of us in the NW Louisiana/E Texas area have sprayed ours with Krylon. Seems to work well and looks good. I'm sure Rustoleum would do just as well.

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