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Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Byhalia, Mississippi. Waaaay down in the Bottoms
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There is a way to adapt the base Paints to be water resistant, even somewhat UV resistant, but the logistical issues is that the Exterior Enamels and Polyurethanes are Flammable paints, and the Reflective paints to mix into them are as well.
So that means tougher Mixing, and cautious spraying. (...It won't be a Roll-on solution...)
There are a very few commercially made Screen paints that can fit the bill, but they are extremely expensive (300.00+ per 2 Liters) and still are essentially the same thing I'm suggesting to cobble together yourself. They are Oil based, chock full of Petroleum Distillates that are use for "Fixers" and Drying enhancers, and the Fumes are both very flammable as well as very toxic to be around. Even skin needs to be covered because such paints can be absorbed into / through the skin.
Basically, the mix would be very similar to Automotive paints. And it would not be inexpensive. Probably 4200.00 minimum in the amount needed t5o do your desired size screen.
Or you can simply used Water Based Exterior Enamels and resign yourself to giving the Screen surface a re-coat every 2-3 years...which ain't so bad.
To quote James T. Kirk;
"I'm laughing at the superior intellect"