When you get a soaker that is lime green and purple like my CPS 2700 or SC Triple Charger one normally puts up with the color for maybe a month or so and then you start using sharpie markers to accent the "nice" colors. But normally that's not enough. So you go to Ace or what ever hardware store you like and get some chromes and greens and black. Then you just start spraying stuff on. DO NOT make this mistake! The first thing you should do is sand the body of the soaker lightly with 200 grit sand paper. the next step is too lightly spray 3-4 coats of primer on. let it sit for at least 24 hours. Then sand out any bubbles in the primer and mask off the parts of the soaker you don't want have painted (or if you want that part a different color.) Also mask off any parts other parts that shouldn't get painted (i.e. the SC refill Nozzle). Now you can paint. MAKE SURE you have a well    ventilated area (like outside) Put down some sheets of news paper so what ever is on the ground doesn't get stuck to the paint. Now holding the can 8 to 10 inches from the soaker do a back and forth sweeping motion. It is better to have several light coats instead of having one thick coat. Let it dry for at least 48 hours before using it. also put a clear coat on 24 hours after painting (any earlier the paint will crack. I hope this helps!

Tips:

  1. Get your parents permission
  2. Where Junky clothing
  3. do not excessively handle it during the drying process
  4. Hang it from something!
  5. Flat paints stick better
  6. use dark colors for hiding well.
  7. HAVE FUN!

Links

Isoaker.com-guide to painting
Isoaker.com- Excelites painted CPS 2500
Isoaker.com- Painted CPS 1200

 

"Bugsy"  (My SC Triple Charge) all painted up!

My CPS 2700 primed

Painting Correctly will make you so happy!