According to In The Swim, the only type of paint that should be used on fiberglass pools is epoxy pool paint. For fiberglass pool slides, use a product specifically made for this purpose, such as B. EP Epoxy Pool Paint. This works on painted and unpainted surfaces and creates a tile-like, high gloss finish.
A good option is something like detergent and a small cloth. For a more thorough cleaning, you can use a granulated chlorine powder (just no chlorine shock). Be careful not to scrub too vigorously to avoid damaging the finish of the slide. Windex works well for polishing sliding surfaces and aluminum loaders.
Acrylic paint adheres well to fiberglass and overcomes one of the greatest challenges when painting this material. Acrylic paint is less prone to cracking and blistering and holds up well to cleaning. This water-based paint is easy to apply, contains fewer chemicals and is therefore more environmentally friendly.
Growing in spring and fall will help protect the slide’s surface and provide a good extra barrier against the sun’s harsh UV rays. The wax is generally all that is needed to maintain the slide and maintain its original luster as long as you start maintenance early before problems arise.
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Rub wax paper over the entire plastic sliding surface. Sounds too simple, but actually works. When you rub the wax paper across the surface of your slide it will transfer the food safe wax and make your slide slippery again.
Polish the slide with the cloth in a circular motion until the surface is shiny. The car wax improves the appearance of the slide, repels dirt and slows down fading. At the same time, the wax restores the smooth surface of the slide.
Unlike wood, fiberglass surfaces are not porous, making them unsuitable for spray paint adhesion.
Epoxy spray paint provides a durable, scratch-resistant, water-resistant, and often chemical-resistant finish. Thanks to its strong adhesion to all types of surfaces, epoxy spray paint has become a popular tool for DIY projects.
You can start with a primer, although this is not necessary on a GRP boat. Make sure the primer you use is compatible with the color you choose. After applying one coat of primer you can use a 300 grit sandpaper and lightly sand the boat before applying the next coat.
Keep the water flowing
It is important that there is enough water on the slide at all times to provide adequate acceleration and avoid friction burns. A main water source at the top running to the bottom plus water splashes along the way make for a slide that is slippery, cool and fun.