Looks good, but can you still peel plastidip after you clear coat it?
A true clear coat, yes but it will come of in little chips and will be a pain in the ass. Highly recommend you don't do this.Looks good, but can you still peel plastidip after you clear coat it?
Plasti dip won't rub off the tank unless any gas touches it, the gas will destroy the dip. As long as you're careful it'll be fine.Does the plasti dip rub off on the tank when your leaning against it?
It will rub off of the tank from your knees. I've seen it too many times at the track. That is why I will stick to spray paint.Does the plasti dip rub off on the tank when your leaning against it?
It would have been better to save up for a replacement set of fairings, IMHO..... Fun to give it a try; and it may help that process along when it starts to degrade and looks even worse than it did before you guys put all this effort into it.If it was my bike I'd have gone with new fairings or a good paint job. but since the fairings were old and cracked...paired with only 80 bucks. ..it is what it is Lol. I agree...I think one color would have been easier and I told him the gas would eat through but it was his bike...I was just lending a hand.
Gravity has claimed victory already before this. A set of replacement fairings would almost be the same price he paid for the bike. Mainly that was the reason no real sum of money was spent on it. He is my troop, and I remember the days of being lower ranked and not having the extra money. So all the maint and most of those parts I had already in my garage. The bike runs great now....well as great as a couple hundred dollar bike does lolIt would have been better to save up for a replacement set of fairings, IMHO..... Fun to give it a try; and it may help that process along when it starts to degrade and looks even worse than it did before you guys put all this effort into it.
If this is your buddy's first bike, I'd suggest no further work on the fairings until after he's gained a season's experience riding. Gravity is almost certainly going to grab that poor thing and drag it to the ground.
lol - fair enough! It's really only that last part that actually matters anywayThe yellow on those fairings weren't factory. they looked better in the picture mainly due to them still being wet. Upclose you can see where the previous owner painted them. At the end of the day he's happy with what it ended up being. He spent his money on some good gear...the maint was covered by me...and the rest went to that lol. trust me...I know it's not a pretty or fantastic paint job. its not what I would do to my 09...he's young..broke..but now happy.