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post #1 of 61 Old 06-07-2014, 04:15 PM Thread Starter
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Playing around with Plasti Dip for first time.

I've been wanting to paint the chrome headlight black for some time now, figured, hell, let me give this plastic stuff a shot.

I was iffy on the grab bar, so didn't hang it to paint it correctly, it's messy up close, I'm going to check it out once its in a parking lot, if I like it I'll redo it. I'll also dip the screw heads to finish it off.

Clearly the exhaust shields were done too.



back when I first got it.







I used one can, and still have some left. Not bad for $5.88 or whatever it cost me.

Now I'm debating on the foot peg mount... Hmmmmmm
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I've been wanting to paint the chrome headlight black for some time now, figured, hell, let me give this plastic stuff a shot.

I was iffy on the grab bar, so didn't hang it to paint it correctly, it's messy up close, I'm going to check it out once its in a parking lot, if I like it I'll redo it. I'll also dip the screw heads to finish it off.

Clearly the exhaust shields were done too.

back when I first got it.

I used one can, and still have some left. Not bad for $5.88 or whatever it cost me.

Now I'm debating on the foot peg mount... Hmmmmmm
Nice did you use any finisher on it? Metallic coat? I see some shine on the exhaust.

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I like it. Did you tape it up or take it apart. I want to do the same but don't feel like pulling stuff apart.

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Looks great, excellent even.

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Looks good.
$5.88!!!!???
It costs me $21.10 here!

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Looks good.
$5.88!!!!???
It costs me $21.10 here!
I had to double check. I was wrong, it was $5.98

My guess is you bought a gallon? I only bought a 11oz can.

Straight black, no finish, once its fully cured and out side it might look different.

As far as prep work, I removed the head light, taped the glass and sprayed it.
Small heat shield comes off with just 1 screw. Big heat shield can be removed if you have a very short allan key. Too bad for my bike both heat shield bolts were messed up, not sure if from the factory or if someone had them off before, I don't see any signs of them being off from the PO, so kinda scratching my head on that one. Either way, for me I had to remove the exhaust so I could use an EZ out to get the 1 bolt off that holds the heat shield.

Once the stuff was off, I washed it with soapy water, then rubbed it down with alcohol, then laid it down somewhere out of the sun and sprayed it.

Small short burst, treated it just like spray paint. It's very forgiving, few times when I went too heavy, it dried pretty even. Many light coats is the way to go.

BTW, when you have a few coats, it peels off pretty easily, however light over spray is tricky to get off. peels off with rubbing, but it doesnt pull off in one single sheet like the thicker coats will do.
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Looks good! I've had a can in the garage for a while cause I was thinking about doing the same thing to the heat shields. You may have now sold me on doing that project.
Headlight now also intrigues me...

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I really like plastidip. I've used it on my side covers, headlight brackets, trim ring, windscreen, and belly pan. It holds up surprisingly well and I like the flat black finish. Good work jeffie.

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Looks great. I did the same thing to my headlight and grab bar, black dip. Took white dip to the tank and plastics as well.

For ease of use, being able to remove that stuff, and how cheap it is, plastidip is hard to pass up.

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that looks really nice, worth the $6 investment.

i wonder how the heat shields will hold up with the light amount of rubbing from you or your passengers legs and the small amount of heat they get.

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Rear end shot. Not sure what I think of the two tone exhaust.

Still haven't had the bike out of the garage, will update later when I get an outside picture.
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This might be a stupid question but I've been trying to do the same thing with my bikes grab bar. However I cant figure out how to get it off the bike cuz the nuts are so far inside the tail. any tips on how to get the grab bar off? You bike looks sick btw man!

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Just 2 Allen bolts on each side. There's a plastic cover on each bolt. It pushes into the Allen bolt head. Pop them out. Same for the handle bar clamp.
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Did the same with my headlight ring. excited to see how it holds up after a summer of riding.

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It's true. Over $20 for a spray can here. Apparently is bad for the environment so our government jacked the price to discourage usage.

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Ouch. Buy on eBay? Maybe cross into the us and buy it and smuggle it back?
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That's my plan next time I'm down. Split a case with a friend.

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Finally got the bike out.











So far the only real downside I see is when cleaning the bike, little fuzzies from the towel like to stick to the rubber coating.
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Looking good man. Once the parts I dipped got weathered alittle the fuzzies stopped showing up.

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You don't really even need to dry anything that has been dipped, it won't water spot if that's what you are worried about. Kinda nice in that regard. It looks really good.

In my experience plasti dipped cars/bikes look great in photos, but when you get up close in person, it doesn't look as good. At least that's how I feel about mine.

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Goo b gone for plasti dip overspray.

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You don't really even need to dry anything that has been dipped, it won't water spot if that's what you are worried about. Kinda nice in that regard. It looks really good.

In my experience plasti dipped cars/bikes look great in photos, but when you get up close in person, it doesn't look as good. At least that's how I feel about mine.
I've seen a handful of plasti dip things and I've felt the same. However, as with many things, application is king. So figured, hell, for $6, why not?

Here's some close ups of mine, gotta love the fuzz, next time I'll rinse and leave. No towel.
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I've seen a handful of plasti dip things and I've felt the same. However, as with many things, application is king. So figured, hell, for $6, why not?

Here's some close ups of mine, gotta love the fuzz, next time I'll rinse and leave. No towel.
Agreed, for the money it's great. Looks like you did a nice job on the application part. Yeah forget the towel, take it for a ride to air dry, haha.

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It honestly depends on how you apply it. It only looks bad if you don't do a good job on it. If you do a decent job on it and spray closely and smoothly, you shouldn't have any issue with it. I for one sometimes spray too far and have it come on a little bit too thin. It comes out prety decently still, but i'd imagine if i was able to get it really smooth... I would like it a lot more then. Most bang for the buck out there though.

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I was spraying about 6-8 inches away. Doing very short moving burst left to right. Normal spray can style. Hit the spray button for about 1 second every other second.
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So the rubber on my old school L bracket rear stand came off, I ordered after market replacement parts but they were much too large so I sent them back and went for a can (not spray can) of plasti dip, this is just a can that opens up and is filled with liquid rubber.



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If I closed my eyes I wouldn't be able to tell the difference from the two, after trimming off the extra rubber left on the shaft and comparing it with the old rubber that came off, it feels the same.
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Looks great Jeffie. I use the dip can to do the ends on my tire irons to keep from scratching the rims.
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At first I didn't like the amount of black created by doing the heatsheilds.. but seeing it in the light, it looks really good.
and idk why but i like the two tone cans haha.

how well will the grab rail hold up if it's actually used? I'd like to black mine out, but don't want to have to do it after each time someone's on.

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I'd say just put one or two extra coats and it should be just fine.

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At first I didn't like the amount of black created by doing the heatsheilds.. but seeing it in the light, it looks really good.
and idk why but i like the two tone cans haha.

how well will the grab rail hold up if it's actually used? I'd like to black mine out, but don't want to have to do it after each time someone's on.
I dipped the handle of an adjustable wrench that was part of the tool kit that came with a 2-stroke Saab 93 (not a 9-3) which I had over 40 years ago. The car is long gone but I still have the wrench which has been in use ever since with no wear showing on the handle.


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Does this stick poorly to chrome?
I'm not sure what my friend uses, or how he does it, but he's done a couple pieces, one being a sidecover for his friends harley (so naturally it's chrome). and it has rubbed off where his leg rests

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Quite impressive job on that wrench. Correct me if I'm wrong, but you probably dipped that wrench into a can of plasti dip for that job. I think that method puts on a much more thick, durable coating. So you could do that for the grab handle on the 919, might be a bit awkward though. If you use the spray can, just put on many coats and you should be fine.

It definitely won't come off after one ride.

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Just did my muffler shrouds and side covers after seeing this thread. Like it so far... will probably do the headlight ring as well. Left the bolt heads shiny -- dunno why but I kind of like that.


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Looks good *thumbs up*
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Nice job. Yeah, definitely do the the headlight right, you will like how it looks.

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