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Anybody got a sectret that works?
Just saw the tireshine video which initially looks good,but everyones reveiws after say it sucked.Faded when it dried,to faded after the first rain.
Saw the RENU stuff where you scrub them,then apply their stuff.Its about 70 bux.
Any home remedies out there that last?
 

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If they are made by Mid America (biggest supplier in the US) and have never been painted, file a warranty claim. It's lifetime and the form is online with instructions. You do not need to be original purchaser. It is pro rated but I have yet to have them not just replace them for nothing, no matter how many pairs are involved. You will need to take one down to see who makes it and get the date code.

If that's no good, then you can paint them and get a few more years out of them. I wouldn't go overboard though. Just a spray can with a color you want or close to it that will adhere to vinyl/plastic. They aren't worth investing too much time or money on.
 

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I was wondering about hitting them with some clearcoat(rattlecan).Theyre not too bad,just have them down for a reside.
 

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Yup just do that. The quality of them is pretty poor any more and I have had home owners have them professionally prepped and painted for half the cost of new. In 5 years they look like crap again.
 

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I've successfully repainted mine. I've also painted some vinyl siding corner edges and j channel because I was unable to get the color I wanted. Just did it this morning on a piece of j I bought at HD. They only sold white and I needed a tan color. It's for the soffit on the back of my shed. Neighbors view!
 

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6 years ago I sprayed my 19 year old faded Mid America shutters with KRYLON FUSION paint then hit them with KRYLON FUSION UV resistant clear....... These plastic shutters are on a southern exposure of the house and they have held up well for the past 6 years and don’t need any re-painting. Here is a pic I just took.
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Yeah

They're $20.00 a set.

Throw them out, install a new set and voila...… Good for another 15 years.

Now.……..

What are you going to do with your faded siding?
 

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Yeah

They're $20.00 a set.

Throw them out, install a new set and voila...… Good for another 15 years.

Now.……..

What are you going to do with your faded siding?
First of all,I can tell you havent priced vinyl shutters lately.Secondly,Im residing my house.
 

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Yeah,Ive seen small from 40 to over a hundred.I would only need 6 sets for the front,but at my quick pricing it would have been 360-400 bux.Not doing it unless I have to.These arent in the sun at all,so they dont look bad.Maybe I'll try newing them up a little.
 

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I painted mine with a Behr paint and a brush about 5 years ago, did two coats and it still looks great, east side of the house so it gets some sun but not all day, but yes my siding is fading. I don’t care much though, still looks okay, might paint that too in a few years.
 

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I painted my lower ones on the house (brick), took the top ones off to paint them (siding) and broke a few of the retainers, they were kinda hard to find so I left the lowers on.
 

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I've thought about this quite a bit as we [my wife/son/ and I] built our home in the early '90s, and bought/installed DuPont [I think] siding.

There weren't much color choices back then so we went with a light tan color.

I've always hated that color, and now I'm thinking of painting it a bit brighter color.

So, since I've also been painting my own vehicles for over 35 years I think what I'm going to do is use a cheap automotive, urethane, single stage paint in a flat color [I don't want to have a house that shines in the sun like the glossy paint on a 65 Mustang quarter panel].

I figure I might try to go to the place I buy my automotive paint, and take a look at what they have. I know I've used automotive urethane to paint plastic panels, and it works really good. Its flexable, and stands up to the sun really well.

Of course I'm not going to be painting the house with Chroma Base Viper Red, ie $$$$$$, but rather something in DuPont's cheapest line, and painting it with my old Binks 2001 paint gun.

Anyway, just an idea at this point.
 

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If working off a ladder wasn't such a chore at this stage of my life I'd really like to change the trim color on my house. Currently the siding is saddleback or sandstone (tan) and the trim/shutters are barn red. I'd like to go with Hunter Green on them.

Too fucken old now....
 

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I've thought about this quite a bit as we [my wife/son/ and I] built our home in the early '90s, and bought/installed DuPont [I think] siding.

There weren't much color choices back then so we went with a light tan color.

I've always hated that color, and now I'm thinking of painting it a bit brighter color.

So, since I've also been painting my own vehicles for over 35 years I think what I'm going to do is use a cheap automotive, urethane, single stage paint in a flat color [I don't want to have a house that shines in the sun like the glossy paint on a 65 Mustang quarter panel].

I figure I might try to go to the place I buy my automotive paint, and take a look at what they have. I know I've used automotive urethane to paint plastic panels, and it works really good. Its flexable, and stands up to the sun really well.

Of course I'm not going to be painting the house with Chroma Base Viper Red, ie $$$$$$, but rather something in DuPont's cheapest line, and painting it with my old Binks 2001 paint gun.

Anyway, just an idea at this point.
My house is white now(1985 in told),and I just bought a tan in Alside brand,vintage wicker.Didnt want the darker pebblestone clay I used to use.I did my roof green about 4 years ago in prep for this.I paid 3300.00 for everything vinyl,2 rolls of capping(for now),my off the street price.
 

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My house is white now(1985 in told),and I just bought a tan in Alside brand,vintage wicker.Didnt want the darker pebblestone clay I used to use.I did my roof green about 4 years ago in prep for this.I paid 3300.00 for everything vinyl,2 rolls of capping(for now),my off the street price.
Interesting, we did our first garage in pebblestone clay. I had forgotten what that color was called until you mentioned it.
 
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