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Special note during reassembly: score with a sharp pointed pencil all the places where you typically will use the silver bolt that's covered with plasti dip and very very gently feel off those area if you dont when you tighthen those bolts it will grab and twist the paint around it, learned the hard way and have to redo one fender. So in short have patience and when this is totally cured you will love the textured look.

Total number of paint used: 4 spray can (don't use those handy little plastic trigger spray gizmo, fingers will have a better touch and feel of how you're doing the spray)

ADDED NOTE: Once done painting the shell, turnover and paint back so that the side (edges) paint (plasti dip) would wrap around, mainly focus on edges dont need to paint back extensively.


Nude Bike :)
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Prep:
  1. alcohol wipe and dry all the parts that needs to be painted, no sanding required.
  2. it helps to get into nooks and cranny if disassembled.
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Painting process:
  1. first mist spray lightly and let it dry for 30min, this is an extra step to prevent paint drips.
  2. Spray lightly , making sure the parts are fully covered and let it dry for 30 minutes, do this for the next 6 coats.
  3. I waited a couple of days after the paint job is done before re-assembly making sure the paint is cured and totally dry.
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Paint Job up close:
Automotive exterior Auto part Bumper Wheel
Auto part Metal Circle Wheel
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Tire Automotive exterior Architecture Automotive wheel system Vehicle door

Partial result:
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I never heard about plasti dip before, so this is all new for me, but this bike looks sick. :crazy:
I checked and it is also available here in Europe, so I am thinking about painting the silver parts to black in winter.
Are you guys also planning to paint the pegs?
I assume with plasti dip it is also possible and that would be the last silver element on the bike.
 

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I am also going to do all the silver parts but will be using a different type of paint it's called rhino liner here in th e US, check if the that's available in your part of the world. It's a lot tougher for those type of abused parts.


I never heard about plasti dip before, so this is all new for me, but this bike looks sick. :crazy:
I checked and it is also available here in Europe, so I am thinking about painting the silver parts to black in winter.
Are you guys also planning to paint the pegs?
I assume with plasti dip it is also possible and that would be the last silver element on the bike.
 

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Oh man... I wouldn't do Rhino-Liner on anything on this bike. Just remember, that stuff is next to impossible to get off once it's on. It's a pain to get off even in a commercial sand blast booth. You also don't want to put it on anything that's going to rub on you or your shoes/boots. It'll end up wearing a hole in them (on the sides and stuff).

I know a LOT of guys that covered their jeeps and trucks in that stuff and regretted it shortly after.
 

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Looks great!
 

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Rhino liner topic: We have done it on my son's Rubicon and it was really smooth finish, the main thing is you have to paint it under direct sun and mist spray run every 20 minute to dry, and number of of coats to your liking (will paint foot pegs but not the bolts, bolts will stay silver/stainless). My main reason for Rhino liner is I don't want the paint to chip. And if the result is not to my liking I will get one of those black sticker and stick it where my shoes rub.

Plasti Dip: on the picture you will notice a little bit of texturing on the fender that is due to being painted on a mild weather condition inside garage but if I had painted it under the sun on a really hot weather the result will be smooth as a baby's skin but no regrets I kinda liked the outcome of a little bit of texturing :)



Oh man... I wouldn't do Rhino-Liner on anything on this bike. Just remember, that stuff is next to impossible to get off once it's on. It's a pain to get off even in a commercial sand blast booth. You also don't want to put it on anything that's going to rub on you or your shoes/boots. It'll end up wearing a hole in them (on the sides and stuff).

I know a LOT of guys that covered their jeeps and trucks in that stuff and regretted it shortly after.
 
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