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So I'm painting my plastic pieces right now and I had a question. Do I need to use high heat spray paint or is regular spray paint ok? Also, should I put clear coat on the plastics when I am done?
 

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Regular is fine. However if you plan on getting V&H pipes, I'd recommend using high temp on the clutch cover since the V&H pipes are very close to it. Clear coat is up to you. If you're going gloss then I would. I've never used a matte clear coat before so I don't know what that would look like.

FYI - McGuire's ultra comound is a fantastic product for buffing the clear after (gloss only)
 

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Last Fall I painted my chrome pieces flat black using a can of Krylon Rust Tough enamel. Over the weekend it started bubbling a little bit due to some inclement weather, and this morning there were a few spots that had started peeling. I guess that's what I get for using something that I had laying around instead of buying the right stuff...

Just a heads up for anyone looking to paint their plastic parts: Don't use Rust Tough!
 

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Lunatic said:
does anyone know how to get that key shroud deal off? i don't see any bolts, i don't know how the **** it's on there.
There are two small philips head screws on the back of it. You have to turn the handlebars to each side to see them.
 

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bekohlko said:
Lunatic said:
does anyone know how to get that key shroud deal off? i don't see any bolts, i don't know how the **** it's on there.
There are two small philips head screws on the back of it. You have to turn the handlebars to each side to see them.
Exactly. I searched those a little myself. But they are what you are looking for.
 

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the one on the right side is pretty easy to see, once you know what you're looking for. the other, man!! it sits behind a hose or something, i had to guide it in from above until i "felt" a phillips head screw
 

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As far as painting plastics a really great step that will cost about $20 is a can of Bulldog Adhesion Promoter. Orielys Autoparts sells it. Otherwise hit up an actual paint store(ppg). as far as the paint itself I would use Duplicolor engine enamel and the clear. I've used every canned paint under the sun and the engine enamel clear is the most glassy look you can get from a can. Just make sure it's not to humid outside when you use the clear because it will fog. If if does fog make sure to have a heat gun handy. Hope that helps
 

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Lunatic said:
the one on the right side is pretty easy to see, once you know what you're looking for. the other, man!! it sits behind a hose or something, i had to guide it in from above until i "felt" a phillips head screw
I did the same. It's not fun. I dropped that screw at least 5 times before I got it back in...
 

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Cool stuff, after using plasti dip on hhalf the parts i stopped, becasue now i know i want it permanent. will definitly look for this stuff.

what did y'all rough up the chrome with? i was told fine grit paper,wet.
 

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I used Krylon Fusion For Plastics in the satin black for all of the plastics I painted on my Stryker.
+1 I used this to paint two of my CBR's I had and it is very durable. Only thing i did not paint is the tank and the piece were the front turn signal is mounted. After it dries it is almost like its part of the plastic and does not chip at all.
 

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Is there any need to do some pre-sanding? I'm going to use basic primer and an automotive matte from rust-o-lium. It says to sand on glossy surfaces, but if I don't have to that would be great.
 

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Is there any need to do some pre-sanding? I'm going to use basic primer and an automotive matte from rust-o-lium. It says to sand on glossy surfaces, but if I don't have to that would be great.
Hey Timber- I painted all my plastics with just some very light scuffing with some 400 grit. Then no primer- just Rustoleum Fine paint and I have had no issues.
 

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BiggTimber said:
Is there any need to do some pre-sanding? I'm going to use basic primer and an automotive matte from rust-o-lium. It says to sand on glossy surfaces, but if I don't have to that would be great.
Hey Timber- I painted all my plastics with just some very light scuffing with some 400 grit. Then no primer- just Rustoleum Fine paint and I have had no issues.
Thanks, I may just try that cause I'm gonig to try and leave the grooves and bumps on the light, key guard, and speedo chrome. The few layers of primer may have created a ridge.
 
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