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i want to paint my plastics... but i don't know how i should go about it... idea's would be great...

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I used the Fusion paint from Krylon. I washed the plastic really good using Comet or some sort of cleanser and a great 3M scrubber pad. I then took some alcohol and wiped it all down to get any residue off of it and painted several light coats of the Fusion paint. It seem to be ok. I haven't really washed it since I did this. I was also going to use the Plastic Renew just to give it another coating on top of the paint.

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thats what i keep hearing on another site that the fusion paint does pretty well.... i just don't want it to look crappy...

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I've been an auto painter for about 18 yrs. and all paint companies have their own method of painting plastic. when we paint rubber bumpers for cars they all do fine until they get hit by something then the paint cracks.I've never painted the plastic on a 4 wheeler before but my biggers fear would for it to start cracking if you bump in a tree or something.I say all this because plastic gives alot.I think probably the best thing to do is use a wet on wet apoxy primmer of some sort, that way it etches itself into the plastic.I know PPG makes a good apoxy primmer I'm not sure of the name of it, it can also very expensive. thats just my 2 cents worth.

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I have used the Krylon fusion and it works ok until you ride it. Still scratches easily, and then it looks like crap. Especially if your plastic color differs alot from the paint color.

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Yeah my plastic color is really close to paint color. I haven't had it paint that long but I think touch-ups would be easy. If you are going to a totally different color I think new plastic is probably the best idea if you budget allows. Sometimes you can get pretty good deals on Ebay on blemished or use plastic.

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I would have to say the best way to Restore your Plastic is to Sand it down and use the plastic Renew.....I have know a lot of people that have used the paint and it ALL looks Like Crap after a Few rides....

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well i use the kylon fusion to paint my plastics.. they turned out ok.. alot better then i thought..

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i used the krylon fusion paint aswell the same colour scheme as you used but i used a gloss black not a flat check out my pic i think the gloss looks alot better than the flat...also if you use the krylon make sure NOT to use any clear coat of any sort as it will make the fusion paint bubble and peal

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It looks really good. I like the black and blue combo.

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ya i wanted something different....i still wanted to keep that 2 tone kinda look but wanted some colours that were unique...you dont see black and blue too often...next season im gonna fork out for some new plastics to match this colour...just didnt have the ca$h at the moment so i painted them instead its alot cheaper....costs about 20 bucks to do...

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looks good man.. but im more of a flat color person.. i havn't seen any that looked like mine untill yours... so i guess your as cool as me.. lol...

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haha i said the same thing when i seen yours...i was like "damn i thought I was the only one with those colours" haha your a flat person...im a glossy lol

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so i guess they are a little different.. they both look good.. i want to get a se carbon fiber blue nose and gas lid.. when i can get a good deal on them im going to try to get them

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Mine didn't look horrible when I first did it, but it didn't take long to start chipping off. There are scratches on the fenders and on the side where my boot rubs when I kick it over. I'm sure once I get it in the dirt it will start to look like crap.

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yeah im sure mine will look crappy after a few trail rides.. thats why i rattled canned it anyway... can allways paint it again for 10 bucks.. when i get a 2nd set of plastics is when i will go all out.. and these fellas will be doing it.. bandndesigns.com

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That is very cool. Makes me want to work on painting more.

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It looks really good. I like the black and blue combo.

thanks scott.. but if you want a real paint job. check these guys out.. they have painted alot of quads and it hold up well.. you can allmost bend the plastics in half and it still won't peel or crack.. they hold up very well.. they are good people and have a fast turn around...

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Plastic Renew stuff didn't work to well for me, I had to keep applying it even after the easiest rides and in the end just faded my plastics.

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