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Old 05-01-2016, 01:41 PM   #1
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Anyone have experience with PlastiDip on fairings?

So I have been watching some PlastiDip videos on YouTube and wanted to hear any advice from folks who have used it. Don't want to spend the money for paint right now and think it could be a viable alternative. Thinking of going with black or matte black on my Concours resurrection.
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Just spray it ok evenly, use a few coats for good coverage, its all good if you dont like it you just peel it off
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Just spray it ok evenly, use a few coats for good coverage, its all good if you dont like it you just peel it off
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None needed from what i saw , you cant scuff the paint if youll eventually be peeling it off and have your regular shiny paint ,just clean with wax and grease remover then let that dry amd spray it on . But i would say make sure to spray the edges good as thats the first place it will start to bubble and delaminate
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*spray the edges first to trim it in then apply on the larger surfaces to tie it into the edges
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*spray the edges first to trim it in then apply on the larger surfaces to tie it into the edges
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Ask UKNOW. He's been plasti dipping his bike all sorts of colors. It's pink as we speak.
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Thanks, that is the kind of thing I need to know.
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Lol silly garage painters, just spray another coat of plasti dip on and then peel it off
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It grabs onto the old plati dip and peels it right off
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I have read that you need to put multiple coats on, like four, to have it peel easily.
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The other thing that sucks is paying extra attention to the dipped fairings. if there is anything rubbing or making contact it will start peeling very quickly.

It's even harder to incorporate stripes/other colors on the same surface, so basically you have to dip each fairing solid colors.

I use it on wheels, but decided on track bodywork it isnt worth the trouble and would rather use spray paint.
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I have read that you need to put multiple coats on, like four, to have it peel easily.
I have used whole cans on one wheel with multiple light and heavy coats to try to figure the peeling thing out. It never peels easily.

I have found a pressure washer on wheels work best.
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I did the wheels to my old car once. It was cool. I put on a bunch of coats and it worked well. Looked just like normal paint.
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Anyone have experience with PlastiDip on fairings?

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Very light dust coat on first coat. Med Heavy 2-4. 4 coats min to peel
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It came out pretty good for my first time I thought. I learned a few things
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i have been painting my bike a different color for the past couple of months. they look good for about a day or two then they start to peel by it self due to normal ware and tare (gripping the side fairings and standing on the rear). they are harder to keep clean, dirt will want to stick to it, and if your to rough cleaning it, you will peel it off.
first was just purple with no base coat, wanst happy that i could see under it
second was blue, turned out really good
now its pink
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