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Installed the OEM backrest and painted all the engine plastics. I used automotive primer and flat black for everything except the clutch cover and the little piece that says Yamaha, for that I used semi-gloss black engine paint. It turned out a little brown/grey/powdery. Next I'm painting the headlight and everything else plastic on the tree, might as well do the blinkers while I'm at it.


 

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Looking good. I pm'd ya. We need to trade some stuff
 

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what did you use to paint all that chrome plastic black? i am doing mine and trying krylon plastic fusion we will c how it holds
 

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I used the Krylon Fusion for Plastics as well ... in the Satin Black color. It's held up perfectly so far after several power washes, sitting in the hot Texas heat all day every day I'm at work, and 1400 miles of riding. :D
 

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what kinda prep work did u do to the plastic?
 

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I used 250 grit sandpaper to scruff up the plastic then sprayed it with engine degreaser. I did 2 coats of rustolium automotive primer and 4 coats of valspar flat black interior/exterior paint. It was an easy process, the hardest part was waiting for the paint to dry and avoiding drips. I have a few spots where if you look close you can see some dripping but it's not too bad. Overall I am happy with how it turned out.
 

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I'm planning to pull off the chrome side piece this weekend and paint them. I know it sounds like a dumb question but is anything gonna fall out when I remove those pieces? By the way, your bike looks great.
 

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If you are talking about the chrome circle pieces, they are just decoration. You are fine to pull them with no problems.
 

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You won't need to remove the chrome. Just scuff it up really well so that the new paint will adhere to the scuffs. There's really no "perfect grit" sandpaper to use. I used a 600 grit and it worked turned out very well.
 

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I couldn't find 600 grit so I went with 220 and it worked great, I also got a fine wet sanding sponge to get it the hard to get places.
 

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mine seems fine with using satin black fusion paint laquer thinner to clean the plastic after scuffing it up with 600 wet sandpaper. i had a couple spots that came off but thats cause the stock exhaust cover where it was sharped scrapped it. i took my fingernail to it where it came off to see if i coud scrap more off and nottin else came off so overall it came out good and will hold up to riding the bike and being washed but with anything painted sharp objects will take the paint off.
 

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jester624 said:
Any news from you guys who have painted your plastics how it is holding up?
Mine is great. Flexible plastic primer from napa, nothing special. 600 grit sandpaper, dry. Krylon black wrinkle out of a rattle can for the engine pieces. I used Duplicolor low gloss engine paint on the speedo and key trim. It doesnt have to be engine paint, it happens to have a matte finish which is what I was after.

2,000 miles on this and it still looks good. I ride in the rain too, not one prob.

Here's a link to my thread if it helps...

http://www.yamahastarstryker.com/index.php?topic=494.0

G/L I encourage anyone to take the plunge!
 
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