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Offline Cazzy_R

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Painting The frame plastics.
« on: December 12, 2018, 09:03:57 PM »
 I've decided that I prefer the look of blacked-out frame covers.
 Whats the best way to paint them?
  How much prep is needed?
 Flatted through the silver, just roughed up or just clean?
  Primer.
 Is any needed? If so any particular type? Plastic primer or standard stuff?
  Top coat. I'm thinking bog standard aerosol paint in satin black.

 Any tales of success or disaster apreciated. TIA.  :028:
 
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Re: Painting The frame plastics.
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2018, 09:20:33 PM »
Use a brown scuff pad. 3M makes them for this exact purpose. Scuff the painted area till dull. Using a primer isn't needed as long as you don't scuff through the gray paint. I suggest semi-gloss or gloss....flat pain't is too much of a headache to keep looking good. Just prior to paint, warm the piece with a hot hair drier and only spray above 55F air (enamel gets weird below that).

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Re: Painting The frame plastics.
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2018, 09:52:59 PM »
The *best* way is to use 2 component paints if you can get them:
https://www.maston.fi/en/front-page/product-information/spray-paints?keyword=2k+two&view=products&submit=Search

I would probably just clean the surface with alcohol and then apply the primer and then the paint. It's always a good idea to use a primer (for plastic in this case), then you don't have to do it again later. You could test the paints to some other surface first and see how it goes.

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Re: Painting The frame plastics.
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2018, 10:49:25 PM »
Great minds think alike Cazzy. I am just about to do the same thing, that silver plastic frame cover is not something I like very much.
I am gunna use a satin black as well, just about any paint nowadays will go over hard plastic, like others are saying, give it a good scuff with a scourer or around 600 to 800 wet or dry sand paper, wipe with prepsol or similar and paint. I just going to do them with a pressure pack, the same paint I have been using on the handlebars I have been respraying a lot lately. Post up some pics if you do it, and so will I.

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Re: Painting The frame plastics.
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2018, 11:35:31 PM »
*Originally Posted by Greyhairhoon [+]
Post up some pics if you do it, and so will I.

Will do. No fancy gear for me though. Just rattle cans. I'm getting my excuses in early! 😊
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Re: Painting The frame plastics.
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2018, 12:23:28 AM »
*Originally Posted by Cazzy_R [+]
Will do. No fancy gear for me though. Just rattle cans. I'm getting my excuses in early! 😊

rattle can works perfect just remember to apply  multiple thin coats

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Re: Painting The frame plastics.
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2018, 03:36:00 AM »
*Originally Posted by Cazzy_R [+]
Will do. No fancy gear for me though. Just rattle cans. I'm getting my excuses in early! 😊

Me either, a pressure pack is a rattle can, for some reason we call em pressure packs.  :001:

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Re: Painting The frame plastics.
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2018, 03:07:48 PM »
I used Plasti-Dip on mine.  I think it looks great, have had several coats on a grey/silver piece on the front of my truck for over 2 years and still there with no issues.

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Re: Painting The frame plastics.
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2018, 04:21:20 PM »
*Originally Posted by VIC8BALL [+]
I used Plasti-Dip on mine.  I think it looks great, have had several coats on a grey/silver piece on the front of my truck for over 2 years and still there with no issues.
That was an excellent idea, have to get some similar rubber paint spray (RUBBERcomp) and test what it looks like, and I was not even about to paint anything  :001:

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Re: Painting The frame plastics.
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2018, 08:19:54 PM »
I scuffed mine up with some high grit sand paper and used the paint below and the same brand clear coat.  Its held up extremely well this year.  I just want to emphasize that you make sure you spray from many different directions.  There are lots of corners and tight spots on these plastics and its easy to miss a spot if you do not take your time.

https://www.amazon.com/Rust-Oleum-327870-American-Accents-Spray/dp/B079KH3MK8/ref=asc_df_B079KH3MK8/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=242021870151&hvpos=1o3&hvnetw=g&hvrand=13687492988310583155&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9013520&hvtargid=pla-529103098979&psc=1