Tinted OEM screen

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by albany23, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. albany23

    albany23 Aficionado

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    Anyone tried it? I have some Instagram buddies that either painted it or decalled it. Curious to see some up-close pics.
    I was thinking of placing black matte decal on the inside, that way i can clean the bugs easily.
    Pics anyone? This is not my bike, but the screen looks awesome. [​IMG]
    Oh, and the first one depics Jennifer Aniston's hubby:)
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  2. Bayner

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    I painted the inside of mine flat black with a paint made for plastics. Works great for several years now. Would have liked to try it in plasti-dip but didn't know about it at the time.
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  3. 3Rrr

    3Rrr Read Ride Reflect recycle

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    Picked up a F658 stocker and flat black painted it on the inside. Effective.
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  4. KTM250rm

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    I'm thinking of taking mine to a window tinting place and having them but the darkest tint on the inside.
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  5. ride2little

    ride2little Riding Like the Wind

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    Actually a couple of things come to mind.
    1) spray the inside of the stocker w/ black paint. It should appear glossy due to the reflective-ness of the Plexiglas on the exterior
    2) They make a tint spray paint. This stuff can be found in hobby shops and is used in modelling. I'd still spray the inside of the stock screen. I have used this in the past to tint (smoke) clear turn signals. That looked exceptional in quality.

    Note: I haven't done either to my windscreen. Yet... But it's in the plan. I'll prob go w/ option 2.
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  6. Reaver

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    I posted a few pics here (post 120) earlier today. Mine is the factory tinted version. I needed a new screen anyway and the tinted was like $20 more. I love the look.
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  7. KLRscoob

    KLRscoob Been here awhile

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    [​IMG]I had mine smoked and cleared 4 years ago. Still looking great without any issues
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  8. albany23

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    It looks great! That 's what i'm going for. By smoked, did you mean tinted as in car window tint? Darkest shade? Mabye on the inside? It looks perfect.
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  9. KLRscoob

    KLRscoob Been here awhile

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    I had it sprayed with automotive paint. They thinned out the paint to make it look like a smoked lens. Then they put a heavy duty clear coat. It looks factory and cost me $50


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  10. drroccostein

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    I got VHF spray plastic tint for tail lights and sprayed the inside of my Givi 333 and it is perfect.
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  11. Dieselpwr

    Dieselpwr Been here awhile

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    I spray painted mine with a flat black plastic paint on the inside of the shield. The flat black is perfect so there is no instrument cluster glare and it looks shiny on the outside.

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  12. Gumbeaux

    Gumbeaux The Chameleon

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    This did not work out so well for me. I used the VHT lens tint and it looks terrible. Like it has a spider web of cracks all through it. Now I gotta figure out how to clean this crap off or buy a new winshield. :baldy
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  13. Dieselpwr

    Dieselpwr Been here awhile

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    Paint thinner should do the trick. The shield should be washed with soap and water before painting to get rid of any grease. I wet sanded mine down also before painting.
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  14. Reaver

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    Let us know how that works out. I went looking for a can of VHT.

    Thanks.
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  15. albany23

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    No need for a new shield. This also happened when i tried to paint only the inside. I took it later to a paint shop, and they used plastic primer and matte paint inside and out. Came out looking very nice. And it only costed me around 25 USD.
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    Do not despair. A professional will know what to do.




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  16. albany23

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    Btw, the finished texture is similar to the one covering the air intakes. I know it's not the same material, but it feels the same.


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  17. MSH

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    Here is mine with a Touratech spoiler on top. It is tinted with Charcoal colored Automotive "Clear Bra".
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  18. MSH

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    Another angle...

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  19. MSH

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    One more... :-)

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  20. Kobelicious

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    That looks great. I think I'll try the clear bra or spray tint approach.

    BTW, how do you like that spoiler? Making a big difference at highway speed? If so, how tall are you? I've got a larger touring windscreen on the beast right now which is great in getting me to the trails, but not so good once there.

    Thx.
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