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Old 07-24-2012, 11:10 AM   #16
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That's the same brand dye I got.
I got the Restore Black from Bondo and it works pretty darn good, but it is more like a black jelly and probably harder to work with than Forever Black. BUT... The Bondo product is on the counter at Walmart, so easier for me.
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Old 07-26-2012, 03:03 PM   #17
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The forever black came in today but didn't Do a darn thing to my plastic.
I washed the parts first and let them set overnight but unfortunately it did not work.

Works on some car trim I had real well though.
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Old 07-26-2012, 05:08 PM   #18
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I painted all my black plastics in March of last year... 6,000 miles later, they still look brand-new.

I washed everything with dish detergent, and painted it all with Krylon Fusion (about two coats). People still come up to me asking if it's a new bike!

I've heard great things about SEM's vinyl dye; it should work better than Krylon.

I painted my old Elite 150 (the entire body) in red Krylon Fusion, with a clear top-coat; came out looking like a million bucks, save for the orange peel effect...
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Old 07-26-2012, 05:59 PM   #19
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I painted all my black plastics in March of last year... 6,000 miles later, they still look brand-new.


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I Have used the Krylon fusion with good results as well. I Should have just used this in the first place. I Think I Will take all the black parts off and low pressure bead blast them and go the Krylon route.

I Purchased all new lower outer panels in grey and a Buddy unexpectedly paid off a loan he owed me so I may get all new upper panels in white with that Money.

Hell it may look like a new bike!

I Dropped the ball on the pics..... I will get some up shortly.
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Old 07-27-2012, 08:24 PM   #20
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Today while at the auto parts store I saw a Bondo 3m restore black kit so I sprung the $10 for it.

Man this stuff works great! My plastics look new! The stuff is really thick and the applicator was well thought out.

I cleaned the plastics all off again with methyl ethyl ketone and let the helix sit in the sun.
After about a hour I applied the first coat. Then let it dry in the sun for a few hours and then put a second coat on. It really makes the black plastics look Damn near new. Touch up is easy with the heat gun.... Wipe a area with streaks and then hit it with some heat and they disappear! Awesome..

Makes the rest of the Scoot look bad though.
I recived my new grey lower panels but I think I want the white upper panels now so I will wait to put the lowers on when I get the uppers.
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Old 07-28-2012, 04:19 PM   #21
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Here is the Bad side......

You will noticed the goofed coolant hose. I Guess the PO dropped it and messed up the hose. I am on the lookout for a factory replacement.

But it does not leak and will do for now. Panels was off to just check stuff out and fix a crack. Pics were taken a few days ago before the Bondo restore black.

Engine pic is a little blurry but you can that it is pretty clean.



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Old 08-04-2012, 06:52 PM   #22
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It's naked!!!!!



Cover yer eye's!!


All new panels and complete repaint Coming. I am spending a ton of money on it. Just ask my Wife! LOL!

I did a 100 mile road trip this weekend like this with some buddies. No problems. Got a Lot of looks and plenty of questions though.

Like.......

"What the heck Is/Was that?"
"How long ago did ya Lay'er down"
"Look's like a Zombie response unit"
"They are even uglier with the plastic on"

Essh.... You'd think it was a KLR or something..

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Old 05-07-2013, 07:13 PM   #23
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Here is the Final pics. Has 33k miles Engine hasn't been open but it gave me fits with a faulty cam chain tensioner and the carb must have had a fine crack in the housing, it drove me nuts until a replacement was installed.

Things I have done latley.
New plastics with a semi gloss pearl white paint.
Fusion painted new lowers.
Near tires front and rear.
New seat and seat cover.
Grips
Chrome cvt cover
New belt and sliders
New carbine boot and later style bracket.
Hoses.
Before.... (Wasn't a non scratched to piss or cracked panel on it..)


Now...
Runs and looks top notch and like the 80-'s Icon I wanted.





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Old 05-08-2013, 11:43 AM   #24
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I love the two-tone panels. Looks pure 80's, so it goes great with the Helix's body style.
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Old 05-08-2013, 05:14 PM   #25
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Here is the Bad side......

You will noticed the goofed coolant hose. I Guess the PO dropped it and messed up the hose. I am on the lookout for a factory replacement.

OK, Let's try this:
http://www.hondapartshouse.com/oempa...ba6/water-pipe
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Old 05-08-2013, 06:24 PM   #26
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Too Late..... Replaced them months ago

Thanks though..
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Old 05-08-2013, 07:26 PM   #27
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GIve me a day and I ll see what one the old helix I keep for parts. Maybe it still has one but don't get to excited yet.
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Old 05-09-2013, 06:05 AM   #28
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Nicely done.

I have some plans for the '01 Helix that my 18yo son now rides but I want to give him a few months to make sure that he keeps the shiny side up first.
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Old 05-09-2013, 12:18 PM   #29
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Nicely done.

I have some plans for the '01 Helix that my 18yo son now rides but I want to give him a few months to make sure that he keeps the shiny side up first.
Thank you! I really sunk way more money into this than I should of but thats how it goes...
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Old 05-09-2013, 05:39 PM   #30
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Great looking update! Looks brand new, in a Back-to-the-Future kinda way. Whatever the investment, you have a fine looking scoot that should give you lots of good riding... assuming you intend to take that pretty thing out on the road.

Kudos!

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