First step Plasti Dip paint job

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First step Plasti Dip paint job

Postby sickboy67 » March 22nd, 2012, 3:59 pm

So Ive decided to paint my 03 Vol with Plasti Dip. Done a lot of research and figure if I dont like it I can peel it off. But first things first. I bought my Vol last August and have done a few mods but this was the first time removing fenders and tank. I wanted to thank everyone who has posted info on removing both the fenders. I was able to take the front off without removing the wheel no prob once I realized I needed to take the fender tips off first lol. The biggest pain on the rear fender was getting the little holders holding the wiring onto the fender support. Who put that one right under the metal bracket?!? Argg! I didnt take any pics of taking fenders off or anything because there are plenty better examples on here. I will be painting all day tomorrow and hopefully have some pics up then. I am posting a couple pics of a Harley done in Plasti Dip from dipyourcar.com. The guy there has been very helpful with my many questions.Image
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Re: First step Plasti Dip paint job

Postby Doc » March 22nd, 2012, 4:15 pm

Very cool. I'd be extremely interested to see how it turns out for you. Also it would be cool to know the cost to do this. Are you doing it yourself or are you having someone else do it?

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Re: First step Plasti Dip paint job

Postby sickboy67 » March 24th, 2012, 1:32 pm

Should have pics up in a couple of days. Been told it takes a couple days for it to really "set". Its a spray can rubber product. Cost is around $20. Doing it myself. Have a about 6 coats on now. Will check for any light spots before putting back together. And like I said if I dont end up liking it I can just peel it off. It comes off like a popped balloon. Completely non-commital :D

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Re: First step Plasti Dip paint job

Postby sickboy67 » March 28th, 2012, 2:01 pm

So for $20 was a good learning experience. Looks good- durability? not so much.I checked, plasti clear coat fogs up the black and doesn't add any more durability than more layers of black. If used as sort of a primer you wont be able to peel it off. Gonna leave it on 'til I tire of touching it up (rocks from road and what not) But prob gonna take it and get it painted professionally. I think it would work well for areas not handled very much but I think on the tank and rear fender (taking off saddlebags, seats, racks etc) not gonna do well.Image
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If this helps any else with questions about this stuff - cool!

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Re: First step Plasti Dip paint job

Postby calvelli » April 25th, 2013, 10:01 pm

Very nice bro, gonna plasti dip my other MC this weekend.

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Re: First step Plasti Dip paint job

Postby The Volusianator » April 26th, 2013, 3:54 pm

I like the knee pads on the tank, nice touch
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Re: First step Plasti Dip paint job

Postby pig9rr » July 1st, 2013, 12:32 pm

Looks nice. I wouldn't complain about a $20 paint job like that. Looks like a good deal.

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Re: First step Plasti Dip paint job

Postby sickboy67 » July 6th, 2013, 5:51 pm

Thanks!

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Re: First step Plasti Dip paint job

Postby Borell » July 11th, 2013, 5:22 am

Nice!

I like the matt finish. Thinking of doing the same this fall, but with gun metal grey. How many cans did you use?

/Fredrik

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Re: First step Plasti Dip paint job

Postby LabRat » August 29th, 2013, 8:15 pm

That looks awesome!
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