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Does anybody have factory painted plastics?

If so, what are the pros and cons of paint?

Do you like the paint better than regular plastic?

How does it hold up?

If you were to buy another rig tomorrow, would it have paint or not?

Thanks for all the info...

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I painted truck bedliner on my fenders after they got scratched up from riding and its held up great and I love it

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Does anybody have factory painted plastics?

If so, what are the pros and cons of paint? Plastics dont come painted

Do you like the paint better than regular plastic? Paint will Never hold up,,,You will be painting again at some point

How does it hold up? Ive never known anyone to paint them,,,But have Read that Flex is paints worst Enemy...If you dont get out of 1st gear I think you wil be ok....

If you were to buy another rig tomorrow, would it have paint or not?NOT!!!!

Thanks for all the info...

In my opinion....Its better to Restore your plastic than Spray Bomb it...Its more labor intensive but the End Result is they look almost new....I wouldnt want something that looked like a VOD......

Victim Of Distance....:wink::huh:

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I used that Krylon fusion for plastic, and I would not recommend it. It looked ok, but it started rubbing and flaking off after the first ride.

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i dont think anything in a can will ever work right for body plastic... it may be good for a chair but you need some better stuff for a quad

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would the paint on bedliner work good?? they have 2 different types the ones with a brush and the ones in the can do they both hold up the same way? i would do the restore to the plastics that was previously discussed i dont have the problem with the work but i really just want different color plastics... so wat would be recommended and wat type of bedliner is good?

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I havent personally used paint on bedliner but I immagine it would be better because you could get it thicker and still have the texture, you want it to be thicker on plasic.

Just degrease/clean the plastic then sand it down, you can use a pretty rough grit with bedliner because it is textured so sanding smooth is not important. Plus the rougher sand will hold on to the bedliner a lot better!

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thanks spooge... i remember u painted parts of u plastics what kind of paint did u use? and how is it holding up?

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I used duplicolor spray-on and it has held up very well. If I was to do a larger portion I would probably use the roll-on though

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I noticed that quite some time ago, I giggled a little and wondered if there was something wrong inside your head.:willy_nillyc:

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I guess if your a every once and awhile rider the painted plastic is fine...but if your a ride every weekend kind of guy like me...I say get regular plastic. Paint is going to chip and scratch off....

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I know a guy and he did this on his banshee, gas bubbled it off and his boot took it off. He intentionaly flexed it and it wouldnt crack or break off but other things will take it off easy.

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I guess if your a every once and awhile rider the painted plastic is fine...but if your a ride every weekend kind of guy like me...I say get regular plastic. Paint is going to chip and scratch off....

I have to agree. I have a Thundercat with the painted plastics, and although it can be shined up nice, it just can't handle the abuse a quad sees. Where I scraped the rear fender on a tree, I now have an area with the paint scraped off. With colored plastics you just end up with a scrape. I also did a rather nice back flip, the result of which is was a some nice spiderwebs in the paint that wanted to flake. You have to fill them with touch up paint so they don't keep spreading. It's a pain. I wouldn't recommend painted plastics, but sometimes you don't have a choice if you want a particular model.

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wat type of paint did u use? i painted my plastics on my 94 polaris project black( u can check it out in the project room), the paint i used for it was called plastic dip bought it at home depot its like spray on rubber very durable stuff

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The TCat as well as MudPro, and a few other Arctic Cat models have factory painted plastics. It's an automotive style finish, but able to flex quite a bit. It just won't handle an impact. For repairs I just use Arctic Cat's touch up paint to fill in the cracks and open edges so the pressure washer won't keep flaking it off.

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