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post #1 of 6 Old 11-18-2014, 12:09 AM Thread Starter
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Painting screw heads?

I'm going to be installing some new vinyl shutters on the house, and the "screws" that came with the project are cheap plastic bits that don't screw in, they hammer in, and the prongs are angled so they're not supposed to ever come out. I didn't like them, and so I'm trying to paint screw heads to match the shutters, but the paint always peels off way too easily. I've tried heating the screw heads before painting, heating them after, prime-paint-enamel... nothing seems to be working.

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post #2 of 6 Old 11-18-2014, 07:11 AM
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Probably what it is is the screws are too slick. Try scuffing the screws with sandpaper, then prime and paint.
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post #3 of 6 Old 11-18-2014, 10:22 AM
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Have you tried to source screws that have painted heads?

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The vinyl shutters I put on the house years ago had vinyl caps for the screws. The screws have a special type of head that has a lip around it to hold the caps, they have never come off in almost 20 years. Other than that, FrankC has the best idea of buying pre painted screws.

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I've seen pre-painted screws, but not in the color I need, unfortunately.
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How about these:
http://www.pro-dec.com

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