MotoHouston.com MotoHouston.com
Register Members List Member Map Media Calendar Garage Forum Home Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MotoHouston.com > General Discussion > General Discussion (Moto Related)
Forgot info?

Welcome to MotoHouston.com! You are currently viewing our forums as a guest which gives you limited access to the community. By joining our free community you will have access to great discounts from our sponsors, the ability to post topics, communicate privately with other members, respond to polls, upload content, free email, classifieds, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, join our community!

Register Today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.


FREE MH Decals by MAIL!

Advertisement

Reply
Share This Thread: 
Subscribe to this Thread Thread Tools
Old 07-02-2013, 07:19 PM   #1
Yillbs
Senior Member
 
Yillbs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Brenham
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 866

Experience: 5 years
Trackdays: 2

Bike(s):
2007 Ninja 650R ( SOLD )
2012 FZ6R
2016 R6


Member Garage





Did some painting today!

So, I've used plastidip in the past, you can see it on my wheels in one of the images ( it's in the background ). I've had it on for a little over a year, and have had zero issues.. in between those wheels, and the bike today, i've done some work on some friends rides, cars, bikes, laptops, scooters, ect. Anyhoo, I decided when i got my bike I wasn't to happy with the horrible silver job the last owner did on the bottom fairing.. so I added a little black!

Let me know what you think.


BEFORE ( silver ) , AFTER ( black )
__________________
lets be CIVIL!
Yillbs is offline   Reply With Quote
Similar Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need help painting Sage Corum Performance and Modifications 1 08-30-2010 01:41 PM
Need help painting today 5/9 Daily Triumph Events, Meets and Rides 0 05-09-2009 09:06 AM
Need help painting today 5/9 Daily Triumph Events, Meets and Rides 0 05-09-2009 09:05 AM
Painting... Hamm General Discussion (Moto Related) 5 12-13-2008 12:14 AM
Painting.... dbonezny How To's and Q & A's 17 09-24-2006 07:04 PM
Advertisement
Old 07-02-2013, 07:23 PM   #2
darranwil
Rev_Psilocybe
 
darranwil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Deep Ellum
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 944

Experience: 2 years

Bike(s):
2004 Buell Xb12s
2002 Buell Blast-(sold)
87 Honda Rebel 450 (sold)


Member Garage





no pics...better than me, spent the day getting chemical burns from stripper.
__________________
Rev
darranwil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2013, 07:32 PM   #3
Yillbs
Senior Member
 
Yillbs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Brenham
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 866

Experience: 5 years
Trackdays: 2

Bike(s):
2007 Ninja 650R ( SOLD )
2012 FZ6R
2016 R6


Member Garage





oops

I didn't label them properly. Apparently png's don't work.. here ya are!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	silver.jpg
Views:	73
Size:	99.5 KB
ID:	70168   Click image for larger version

Name:	silver2.jpg
Views:	61
Size:	97.0 KB
ID:	70169   Click image for larger version

Name:	newblack.jpg
Views:	63
Size:	142.0 KB
ID:	70170  

Click image for larger version

Name:	newblack2.jpg
Views:	83
Size:	91.4 KB
ID:	70171   Click image for larger version

Name:	newblack3.jpg
Views:	64
Size:	147.2 KB
ID:	70172  
__________________
lets be CIVIL!
Yillbs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2013, 08:12 PM   #4
darranwil
Rev_Psilocybe
 
darranwil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Deep Ellum
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 944

Experience: 2 years

Bike(s):
2004 Buell Xb12s
2002 Buell Blast-(sold)
87 Honda Rebel 450 (sold)


Member Garage





much better!
__________________
Rev
darranwil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2013, 08:49 PM   #5
Yillbs
Senior Member
 
Yillbs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Brenham
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 866

Experience: 5 years
Trackdays: 2

Bike(s):
2007 Ninja 650R ( SOLD )
2012 FZ6R
2016 R6


Member Garage





Much better I added pics now....or much better the silver is gone ... details man !!! Jeeze
__________________
lets be CIVIL!
Yillbs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2013, 09:07 PM   #6
The Hulk
Smash
 
The Hulk's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 983

Experience: 10+ years

Bike(s):
04 ZX10R




Member Garage





Looks good, clean work
__________________
Jerry
The Hulk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2013, 09:08 PM   #7
joeburt1
JoeJoe the dancing monkey
 
joeburt1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Humble
Feedback Rating: (3)
Posts: 1,741

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 10+




1976 Yamaha chappy
TL 1000S






looks good...
joeburt1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2013, 09:45 PM   #8
darranwil
Rev_Psilocybe
 
darranwil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Deep Ellum
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 944

Experience: 2 years

Bike(s):
2004 Buell Xb12s
2002 Buell Blast-(sold)
87 Honda Rebel 450 (sold)


Member Garage





Quote:
Originally Posted by Yillbs View Post
Much better I added pics now....or much better the silver is gone ... details man !!! Jeeze
Both! Looks much better than the silver.


now if I can just get the last 10 percent of my powder coating to come off I'll be happy....er..
__________________
Rev
darranwil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2013, 10:08 PM   #9
Yillbs
Senior Member
 
Yillbs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Brenham
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 866

Experience: 5 years
Trackdays: 2

Bike(s):
2007 Ninja 650R ( SOLD )
2012 FZ6R
2016 R6


Member Garage





PowdEr coating isnt my friend. Ive got plastidip in bkue red and black. Ive done some neat stuff with it. It holds up AND I can remove it in less than 10 minutes. You should try it....goes over powder coating as well if you cant get it off.
__________________
lets be CIVIL!
Yillbs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2013, 10:27 PM   #10
iDazzle
dizzle dazzle
 
iDazzle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: SW. Alief, Westchase
Feedback Rating: (1)
Posts: 2,110

Experience: 1 year

Bike(s):
2010 Trek Something
07 Ninja 250 (sold)
07 Kawasaki zzr600
2011 Kawasaki zx6r






Iiiiinteresting.
Ill consider this alternative when it comes time to paint my BayBay
__________________
Everyone crashes. Some get back on. Some don't. Some can't. ~Author Unknown
iDazzle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2013, 10:46 PM   #11
darranwil
Rev_Psilocybe
 
darranwil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Deep Ellum
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 944

Experience: 2 years

Bike(s):
2004 Buell Xb12s
2002 Buell Blast-(sold)
87 Honda Rebel 450 (sold)


Member Garage





Quote:
Originally Posted by Yillbs View Post
PowdEr coating isnt my friend. Ive got plastidip in bkue red and black. Ive done some neat stuff with it. It holds up AND I can remove it in less than 10 minutes. You should try it....goes over powder coating as well if you cant get it off.
I'm doing engine casing.... no choice. I've got the coating and curing down, it's just getting this old PC off is killing me. Need to buy a soda blaster.
__________________
Rev
darranwil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2013, 11:42 PM   #12
negordon
Member
 
negordon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 62


Bike(s):
2007 suzuki gsxr 600









How well/long does it normally last if you apply it to fairings?
negordon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2013, 07:52 AM   #13
Yillbs
Senior Member
 
Yillbs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Brenham
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 866

Experience: 5 years
Trackdays: 2

Bike(s):
2007 Ninja 650R ( SOLD )
2012 FZ6R
2016 R6


Member Garage





ugh engine case, yeah plastidip for sure won't help ya there. I'll ask around and see if I can find anyone with a soda blaster up here.

Negordon, If done right/properly it should last as long as you want it to. I have a laptop that's been plasti dipped for almost 2 years, truck wheels over a year now. It'll stick to any surface. It's a matte black finish, and it's pretty durable. Because it's in all honestly a rubber/plastic thing going on, it can be peeled away. However, it's not like it will just start peeling because of the heat / wind. It takes a few minutes to get the corners peeled away. It's good stuff, and great for someone who wants a matte black, or red finish. I'll try to get a video of taking plasti dip off my truck. I did the grille too, and it looks kinda silly, but it'll show how easy it is to peel off after about a year.
__________________
lets be CIVIL!
Yillbs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2013, 08:57 AM   #14
IrvGotti421
IrvGotti"MadMan"Maserati
 
IrvGotti421's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: SW Houston
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 253

Experience: 4-8 months

Bike(s):
Yamaha FZ6R total'd
2008 CBR 600rr Current bike
or
2016 CBR 600rr (lol)






so i went down in the rain a few weeks back it was lovely but the right side fairing are all scratch'd up u think i could salvage them with some plastidip.. i was thinking maybe sand down the scratches then plastidiping them
__________________

Burn rubber, not your soul
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Quema goma, no tu alma
IrvGotti421 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2013, 10:05 AM   #15
Yillbs
Senior Member
 
Yillbs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Brenham
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 866

Experience: 5 years
Trackdays: 2

Bike(s):
2007 Ninja 650R ( SOLD )
2012 FZ6R
2016 R6


Member Garage





Sure, just make sure you feather edge them as smooth as possible. I did mine on the ground, I'd urge you to hang them and make sure you get the edges as good as possible. That's where the highest point of failure is. And if you can, do the insides to. Plasti dip needs to make a complete " connected " circuit if you will. This way it has a less likely change of peeling away ( although you don't have to.. i never do ). but yes, it would work out great, as long as your okay with a matte finish versus whatever else may be shiny. Would you be doing the tank too? if you do the tank, don't sand it first.
__________________
lets be CIVIL!
Yillbs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2013, 10:14 AM   #16
IrvGotti421
IrvGotti"MadMan"Maserati
 
IrvGotti421's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: SW Houston
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 253

Experience: 4-8 months

Bike(s):
Yamaha FZ6R total'd
2008 CBR 600rr Current bike
or
2016 CBR 600rr (lol)






well i would only sand the right fairing because that is where the rash is but i was looking online and they have multiple color i may do a nicee color scheme like that track bike that just sold of course change the colors out to ones i like... where did u purchase the plastidip from. saw online they have neon color may do something bright pink/ purple and turqu lol j/k or maybe not... hows masking tape with plasti dip do u let it dry first or do u aplly and remove.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Yillbs View Post
Sure, just make sure you feather edge them as smooth as possible. I did mine on the ground, I'd urge you to hang them and make sure you get the edges as good as possible. That's where the highest point of failure is. And if you can, do the insides to. Plasti dip needs to make a complete " connected " circuit if you will. This way it has a less likely change of peeling away ( although you don't have to.. i never do ). but yes, it would work out great, as long as your okay with a matte finish versus whatever else may be shiny. Would you be doing the tank too? if you do the tank, don't sand it first.
__________________

Burn rubber, not your soul
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Quema goma, no tu alma
IrvGotti421 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2013, 10:32 AM   #17
chevy42083
Senior Member
 
chevy42083's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Katy
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 1,932

Experience: 2 years

Bike(s):
'09 XB12scg
'07 650r Stolen/recovered








FZ6r is pretty flat.... I'd look into car wrap.

Look at "wrap cut" or similar to cut the wrap after installation without taking a knife to your paint.
It'll come out much better than plasti-dip, and have many more options. But yes, it is more expensive.

I almost plasti-dipped my rear-sets... but figured it wouldn't last worth a . Figured if I'd worn through the paint to the bare metal, plastic wasn't gonna last long.
__________________
-Duane
chevy42083 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2013, 10:37 AM   #18
Yillbs
Senior Member
 
Yillbs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Brenham
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 866

Experience: 5 years
Trackdays: 2

Bike(s):
2007 Ninja 650R ( SOLD )
2012 FZ6R
2016 R6


Member Garage





you can get flat black from homedepot ( which i like the best ) , but yes multiple colors are available. Masking tape works fine, just peel the tape off before or after it dries. If you are pulling it off after, make sure not to let it grab ahold of the plasti dip already on the surface, or it might pull away from the fairing.

as far as the wrap, coming out better than plasti dip that's really a matter of opinion. I feel plasti dip leaves TONS of room for error, unless you just glob it on like a moron, the paint dries excellent regardless of how it's applied, thus leaving tons of room for error. Also, you can add extra plasti dip if some of it starts to show through ( if you didn't put enough coats on to begin with ). Again though, I guess it's all a matter of opinion. and that's mine.

Quote:
Originally Posted by IrvGotti421 View Post
well i would only sand the right fairing because that is where the rash is but i was looking online and they have multiple color i may do a nicee color scheme like that track bike that just sold of course change the colors out to ones i like... where did u purchase the plastidip from. saw online they have neon color may do something bright pink/ purple and turqu lol j/k or maybe not... hows masking tape with plasti dip do u let it dry first or do u aplly and remove.
__________________
lets be CIVIL!
Yillbs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2013, 10:38 AM   #19
Chris_5.0
HalfFast
 
Chris_5.0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Katy
Feedback Rating: (2)
Posts: 12,386

Experience: 1-3 months

Bike(s):
1999 zx-9r
2005 gsxr 600
xr50r speed demond




Did you use a rattle can or a spray gun
__________________
info@halffastgroup.com
Chris_5.0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2013, 10:39 AM   #20
Yillbs
Senior Member
 
Yillbs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Brenham
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 866

Experience: 5 years
Trackdays: 2

Bike(s):
2007 Ninja 650R ( SOLD )
2012 FZ6R
2016 R6


Member Garage





hmm

a solid 7 coats of plasti dip is much harder to take off than you would think. then again, I havn't had to use it on a surface that would get a lot of " touching " , or " rubbing " . Everything I do is usually just for looks, not really for functionality. however, I do have it on my laptop, and it's yet to do anything like rub off.

Quote:
Originally Posted by chevy42083 View Post
FZ6r is pretty flat.... I'd look into car wrap.

Look at "wrap cut" or similar to cut the wrap after installation without taking a knife to your paint.
It'll come out much better than plasti-dip, and have many more options. But yes, it is more expensive.

I almost plasti-dipped my rear-sets... but figured it wouldn't last worth a . Figured if I'd worn through the paint to the bare metal, plastic wasn't gonna last long.
__________________
lets be CIVIL!
Yillbs is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Advertisement


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:04 AM.


MotoHouston.com is not responsible for the content posted by users.
Privacy Policy