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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Bob, Mar 15, 2006.
Hey Passmore whaddy you think?
Looks like he missed a spot...
Mornin guys, I can still see snow out the window on the hill. When does spring start? I feel like I'm Idaho, no it must be Washington, because it's raining!
Crazy what a shift in the Jet Stream means! I do feel like I am back in Seattle... :rabia
What spot did he miss?
so someone took an ugly bike and makes it uglier....
Well, I did the exhaust side, battery side is next. I think I need to score the plastic a bit more as I think I can scrape it off with a fingernail. It's really resistant to abrasion, but not so sure about sharp scrapes. I LOVE the way it looks!
Has anyone else done this? Any feedback or other experiences?
It looks great, but let us know how your pants wear!
Looks great I may give it a try. Needs a black front fender.
Yah is chafing on the legs an issue?
I really dig that.
I'm considering using that to repaint the saddlebags on my Pegaso. The paint is a little scratched so I see no reason to use regular paint again. Let us know how it works out!
I'm thinking about taking my plastic to my local Line-X guy and doing the whole bike in Line-X! (all the plastic anyway)
I think that would look tough as hell ... I've got a 99 KTM 640A so my plastic is a little beat up anyway.
How abraisive is the Line-X? Will it scrape me up if I rub on it?!? :huh
I think yes it will.
Also what type of material is your tank made of?
If it's plastic tank will out gassing thru the plastic body effect the Line X and make it flake off over time?
Don't think a metal tank would have the same concern.
I saw a post of a 640 Adventure with the fueltank painted with spray-on truck bed liner. Now I can't remember where it was. I can't find it. the search doesn't turn up anything.
Can anyone remember whose bike that was? I have questions about prep.
Not sure what your motives are for wanting bed liner paint. but.. if extreem stick and peal resistance along with a durable finish are your goal I would suggest and epoxy paint. In both cases (the bed paint and an epoxy paint) the durability will depend more on the prep work then the product. Read into this a good epoxy and a good bed paint, Not bed paint and basic spray paint. With the surface properly cleaned and preped I wold more consider an epoxy paint over a Bed paint because generally the bed paints are designed to be rough, it increase the friction and traction of stuff in the bed. some comercially applied bed paints like Rhino Liner can be down right prickly Not something you want to constantly be rubbing your legs on.
Anyway My .02 worth.
I wasnt planning on doing the whole tank like inte's bike, but exploring the possibility of covering the areas of the tank most likely to hit the ground (or a tree in inte's case. My knees are inside Axo articulated knee guards anyway, and I'm looking at possibly painting a front edge instead of using a carbon fiber tank protector. I'm just in the exploratory stage here. I'm not locked into anything, just looking for good ideas. Thanx for the help.
Did my tank and faring today. Tank in orange with the bottoms in black, Faring in orange on the bottom but black on top. I sanded the tank down and put a 1/4 inch strip of duck tape down the front and after i rolled on the bed liner i removed the tape and now i can see how much gas a have in the tank I have pictures but don't know how to post them. Anyone want to post them for me? I would like to see what others have done as well.