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Tips on painting atv plastics

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I just picked up a raptor and the plastics are all faded. I would like to repaint them but not sure where to start. What are the steps to paint my plastics? I want to make sure the paint will not damage especially if I  spill gas on it. Thanks I’m advance!

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I would imagine it would paint just like an automotive plastic bumper.  You'll have to use a plastic adhesion promoter then prime and paint.  Use a good catalyzed automotive paint and it should be resistant to gasoline.  

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I’m new so not trying to make anyone irratated but I hate painted plastics. I have had to strip too many to restore the old bad plastics underneath. A little work and you could have decent plastics. There are numerous ways to improve appearance depending on the current condition. And the best is all paint will chip off at some point and look even trashier than now.

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Like redmastercraft said, with the addition of a flex additive in the primer for a little extra insurance.  I had good luck painting plastic auto bumpers with no cracked or peeling paint after about 5 years.

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I think you should start with spray paint and paint the whole body. Please share the images as well when done.

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Flex agent and a quality auto paint and primer is all you will need. I prefer bulldog. You can spray it on the panel first to be used as an adhesion promoter, then mix it with the primer and paint and its a flex agent. If you don't have a paint gun, the Harbor Freight purple gun will suffice for this kind of job. 

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On 7/14/2018 at 10:39 AM, Quadtriumph said:

I’m new so not trying to make anyone irratated but I hate painted plastics. I have had to strip too many to restore the old bad plastics underneath. A little work and you could have decent plastics. There are numerous ways to improve appearance depending on the current condition. And the best is all paint will chip off at some point and look even trashier than now.

Do have any links or direction on learning a good refinishing technique? My 5yr old took a screw driver to the plastics on one of our quads; not deep or gauged but enough that it looks a bit crappy.

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