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View Results: What color would you choose?
Yellow 4 6.35%
Orange 13 20.63%
Red 5 7.94%
Olive Drab 9 14.29%
Black 12 19.05%
Blue 6 9.52%
Green 2 3.17%
Other 12 19.05%
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:46 AM   #31
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If I were to paint any bike I owned it would be along the lines of the classic Gulf Porsche racing livery.
Something like this:

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Old 03-11-2013, 08:28 AM   #32
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If I were to paint any bike I owned it would be along the lines of the classic Gulf Porsche racing livery.
Something like this:

That's nice! That is very nice indeed. The lines on the V-Strom would not do justice to that design but that Duc wears it very well.
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:48 AM   #33
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What about playing around with plasti-dip?

I'm not touring it as a replacement for paint / rhino liner / powder coating. But it's cheap, easy, and removable, so you can experiment with different colors to see what you like before laying out the dough for paint.
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:44 AM   #34
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What about playing around with plasti-dip?

I'm not touring it as a replacement for paint / rhino liner / powder coating. But it's cheap, easy, and removable, so you can experiment with different colors to see what you like before laying out the dough for paint.
Is that anything like the finish that is put on gun stocks?
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Old 03-11-2013, 03:14 PM   #35
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No, it's a rubberized coating like you'd find on the handle of a tool. You can get it in a number of colors, or mix your own if you have an air gun. Plenty of car guys use it on their wheels and trim, but the new fad seems to be dipping an entire car. There's a bunch of YouTube videos from Dipyourcar.com showing the owner spraying his Audi S4 different colors.

http://plastidip.com/home_solutions/Plasti_Dip

https://www.dipyourcar.com/pages.php?pageid=9
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Old 03-11-2013, 04:55 PM   #36
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No, it's a rubberized coating like you'd find on the handle of a tool. You can get it in a number of colors, or mix your own if you have an air gun. Plenty of car guys use it on their wheels and trim, but the new fad seems to be dipping an entire car. There's a bunch of YouTube videos from Dipyourcar.com showing the owner spraying his Audi S4 different colors.

http://plastidip.com/home_solutions/Plasti_Dip

https://www.dipyourcar.com/pages.php?pageid=9
That is some very interesting stuff. I'm not sure that I trust myself to do a good job with it however. They do make it look easy in the videos.
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Old 03-11-2013, 06:47 PM   #37
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No love for the bed-liner option?

I did the prep work and it cost me $50 to have it sprayed:

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No love for the bed-liner option?

I did the prep work and it cost me $50 to have it sprayed:

I'm just not there, yet. Maybe some day.

I do like the durability of that treatment however. I'm sure that would take quite a beating (figuratively speaking of course).
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:14 PM   #39
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:00 AM   #40
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That's interesting, looks like he was going for the police bike look. I do like dark blue and that would look tremendously better than any blue that has been applied to V-Strom's by Suzuki IMHO.
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:08 AM   #41
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No, it's a rubberized coating like you'd find on the handle of a tool. You can get it in a number of colors, or mix your own if you have an air gun. Plenty of car guys use it on their wheels and trim, but the new fad seems to be dipping an entire car. There's a bunch of YouTube videos from Dipyourcar.com showing the owner spraying his Audi S4 different colors.

http://plastidip.com/home_solutions/Plasti_Dip

https://www.dipyourcar.com/pages.php?pageid=9
I've Plastidipped my car Alloys.
Looks real good and still lasts. 8 months in, winter conditions with snow, salt, sand.
Can't wash it with a sponge, but no problem with high presure water.
I used 1 aerosol can per alloy.

Will definently use PlastiDip on my bike when I get the chance
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