kind of plastic on my klr650?

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  1. gotadrnow

    gotadrnow Been here awhile

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    can anyone tell me what kinda plastic is on my klr650? is it abs or poly etc... any idea ?

    its a 95 by the way
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  2. gotadrnow

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    anyone
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  3. Beezer

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    pretty sure it's polly. what are you up to?
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  4. gotadrnow

    gotadrnow Been here awhile

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    im trying to paint my headlight fairing and fender
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  5. Bigger Al

    Bigger Al Still a stupid tire guy

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    Krylon Fusion paint is your friend. Works great, lasts long.

    I eliminated the Barbie Bike pastels from my '95 with a couple of cans of white. Looks much better now.
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    I painted my front fender in "Trim Black". It's made to refinish auto trim moldings, bumpers, and such. I used a satin finish and it turned out quite nice. I've painted everything from plastic fenders to chrome light housings with great results.
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    If you want to use a system paint & not rattle can, you need an adhesion promoter. I think most systems have a proprietary one now, but there are generics out there that work well. I've used Bulldog and House of Kolor. They are made to help paint stick to plastic bumpers & such. There is a special one for polyethylene.

    I should have been more specific... on my other post I meant "poly" as in polyethylene, not polyurethane. Definitely not ABS or PVC. Other automotive plastics are TPO and SMC.
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    What he said. Without an adhesion promoter no paint will stick worth a hoot. Personally, I've had poor results with Krylon Fusion. I don't like that paint and don't think it's all that it's cracked up to be.
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    Your best results with adhesion will come if you can find a place that will blast the plastic with volcanic ash... It's soft but puts a little tooth on the plastic. I've used it for years on rubber and plastice bumpers on cars and plastics on Motorcycles.
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    thanks for all the replys of course guys
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  13. gotadrnow

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    got any pictures of what it looks like after some beating?
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  14. Bigger Al

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    This is in Death Valley last February, and the paint on the rear fender, side covers, and front cowl had been on for about 3 years.

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    The only place that the paint has been worn off is on the LH side of the rear fender. That's from my ammo can tool box lid, which scrapes it every time that I open it up.

    I'll try to get a few pics at work today..............
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  15. gotadrnow

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    thats looking good man, i see you did the fairing upgrade :)

    did you primer that bad boy? or just spray on a few coats of paint?
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    I roughed the plastic up with some of the fine Scotch Brite, then wiped it down with denatured alcohol. Two coats of Fusion did the job.

    I've since changed the fairing setup. Again. :deal I'll try to get some shots of that this weekend. Promises, promises, right? :lol3
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    Bigger Al Still a stupid tire guy

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    Promises delivered! :clap

    I've liked the KLR250 cowl/gauge setup since I put it on except for a few things: I like to use a universal windshield to keep the cold air off of my chest when I commute. Using the shield you see here with the 250 cowl made for an unsightly combination, and it allowed too much of the headlight to bleed up into my field of vision, which was really annoying when riding after dark.

    The solution is what you see here. I bought a pair of universal headlight mounting ears from Dime City Cycles.

    http://www.dimecitycycles.com/vinta...rts-aluminum-headlight-brackets-66-35830.html

    They're very nicely made, cheap, and install pretty quickly. The headlight is from a UJM of some sort, and was acquired in a trade somewhere. Now I have no bleed in of the headlight, I get more light from the larger shell, and the windshield sits a bit lower than before and is fully adjustable, making things work better than they ever have on this bike. I get the wind pressure relieved from my chest, I stay warmer in Winter, I can see at night, and it looks a damned-sight better than the KLR250 setup did.

    Win, win, win in my book!

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  18. gotadrnow

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    here i am reading your stuff on google and little do i know you have put up some pics here , took me a while to get password but i got it haha perfect timing as im thinking about changing up my light setup finalyyyyy.. that setup looks great i think i like your latest :clap..
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    i like your mirrors whats the dealio on those
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