Plasti Dip Skid Plate

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by 4TooMany, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. 4TooMany

    4TooMany Been here awhile

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    The BMW skid plate being silver has bothered me since the day I got my bike, so I did something about it. 10 minutes worth of work and 8 bucks for a can of Plasti-Dip and voila.

    I think it should hold up well from what I've read.

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  2. Gravytrain

    Gravytrain house husband

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    If that blue and white plastic starts to bother you just let me know and I'll swap you some yellow ones:deal :lol3
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  3. Mr B

    Mr B Been here awhile

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    Dude that bike is just way to clean!!!!!

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  4. NotAllWhoWanderRLost

    NotAllWhoWanderRLost Lost

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    I think it looks good, nice work! :clap I've used the Plasti Dip to coat an anchor before and the stuff wears like iron.

    I'm considering switching out my BMW crash bars for the SW-Motech bars. Are there any clearance issues where the SW-Motech crash bars go past the front of the BMW skid plate by the header?
    Thanks! :beer
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  5. runnin4melife

    runnin4melife Been here awhile

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    No issue with clearance, I have that combo on mine.
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  6. 4TooMany

    4TooMany Been here awhile

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    As runnin4 said, no clearance issues at all. A great combination.

    Mr. B, it just got a serious cleaning. It was a mess when I took the skid plate off, so I cleaned it while the Plasti-Dip was drying. I don't really have a car, so this bike gets ridden pretty much every day rain or shine.

    Gravy, when I first considered getting an F8, I was extremely disappointed that the yellow wasn't available any longer. I LOVE yellow bikes and cars (I had two yellow XTERRAs with yellow seat covers and a yellow Specialized bike that sat on top of a yellow bike rack), but when I saw the blue and white Trophy color, I got over it very quickly. I still like the yellow, but I like the blue and white even more. It's the perfect shade of blue. Any darker or any lighter and I'd be beggin' you to trade.
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  7. Mr B

    Mr B Been here awhile

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    Just jealous, I can never get mine that clean!!!
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  8. 4TooMany

    4TooMany Been here awhile

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    It helps that I've only had it since August. :)
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  9. lawe

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    Anyone that has plasti dipped all panels? I'm thinking of turning my yellow ones black with plasti dip.

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  10. 4TooMany

    4TooMany Been here awhile

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    I've seen guys paint their whole car with Plasti Dip.
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  11. runnin4melife

    runnin4melife Been here awhile

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    It comes off really easily but if you clear coat it, it is a bit more resilient :evil I plasti dipped a carbon fiber luggage rack and it turned out great.
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  12. toowheels

    toowheels on a mission...

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    The skid plate or the Plasti-Dip? :huh

    Ooops sorry!

    It does look better now.

    Dave
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  13. 4TooMany

    4TooMany Been here awhile

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    The Plasti-Dip. I still have my doubts about the skid plate.
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  14. 1994klr250

    1994klr250 Been here awhile

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    That black skid plate looks good with the Trophy colors.
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  15. krellheat

    krellheat Milk Crate Challenged

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    For a more permanent and easier to touch up, I recommend truck bed liner (spray can).
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  16. acejones

    acejones Long timer

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    It'll look fine until you use the bike for it's intended purpose.
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  17. 4TooMany

    4TooMany Been here awhile

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    And then what will happen? I'll have to spend another 8 bucks. Oh goodness.
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  18. river-rider

    river-rider Adventurer

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    I had to have my skid plate powder coated twice to get a good looking plate. Like the bed liner idea too. In case you are wondering the F650gs won't clear a normal parking space curb stop. Will the F800?
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