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Offline Kwiedo

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Custom painted fairings
on: February 13, 2021, 03:13:10 PM
Yesterday iíve painted my fairings (grey parts) of the XR. I really like the result, very neat! I used plasti-dip for the proces and when iíve had enough of the color, it is really easy to remove:





Next on my list:
- look for a Ďhp - triple blackí handlebar of the S1000XR (or paint it with the handlebar mounts and crownplate (if thatís the correct name in english))
- replace the bolts by titanium ones
- paint the heat shield of the exhaust
- paint the metal pieces where the footpegs are attached to
Last Edit: February 13, 2021, 03:15:56 PM by Kwiedo

Offline Toca Codo

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Re: Custom painted fairings
Reply #1 on: March 09, 2021, 01:05:23 PM
looks cool really, really like the finish.
Never heard of plasti dip, I have wrapped mine.


Offline Toca Codo

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Re: Custom painted fairings
Reply #2 on: March 10, 2021, 10:17:32 PM
Hey man i did some research into plasti dip and it looks like a good product. Im thinking of using it for my next colour scheme, would you recommend it? How difficult is it to apply, what is the finish like,does it scratch easy?

Offline Kwiedo

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Re: Custom painted fairings
Reply #3 on: March 11, 2021, 06:30:32 AM
Hey there, i can certainly recommend plasti dip. It is easy to use and the finished product feels a bit rubbery but smooth (if applied correctly).

You need about 5 to 6 layers of dip of which the first one very light. All the layers after can be applied thicker. Tip: put the spray can in a bucket of warm water for 5 minites before applying and shake very well.

The dip is scratch resistant, however when a rock hits the paint on a very sharp edge it can chip. Pay extra attention on these edges and spray all around the edges. I will make a close-up photo of the applied dip and post it here.

Offline Kozach75

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Re: Custom painted fairings
Reply #4 on: May 03, 2021, 09:06:27 PM
Hi from Sunny Athens!

Plasti dip looks awesome! 2 quick questions?

1. Is this the matte black?
2. How many cans are needed? here in Greece each can is 311g / 11OZ.
3. Did you have to remove the stickers or the plastidip is thick enough so they dont show??

Ok it was 3 questions...  :015:

Thank for you reply as this is a very very nice project!


Offline Kwiedo

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Re: Custom painted fairings
Reply #5 on: May 03, 2021, 09:13:02 PM
Hello from a drooly Purmerend (The Netherlands :008: ),

Answer 1: this is the matte black paint indeed
Answer 2: you need approximately 2 cans for 2 side fairings. The tank cover is 1 can aswell because you want a nice thick coating for scratch and wear resistance.
Answer 3: not going to give you, you only wanted 2 questions :p
YK: the stickers will show through the plastidip, so i removed them. Soak in a little WD40 and use a hairdryer to soften the stickers...jobs done...!

Greetings!

Offline Kozach75

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Re: Custom painted fairings
Reply #6 on: May 03, 2021, 09:20:04 PM
Thank you for so much for your reply!!!!!! ordering now.

Offline Toca Codo

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Re: Custom painted fairings
Reply #7 on: May 03, 2021, 09:39:47 PM
How has the plasti dip held up on your tank?  This tends to be an area that gets scratched so it would be good to know well it works.

Offline Kwiedo

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Re: Custom painted fairings
Reply #8 on: May 04, 2021, 07:15:17 AM
Last time i put the plastidip on i put like 8 layers on it so it is very good scratch resistant now. Do not know how well it stays over time. The time before (first tkme applied) i did only 3 layers and after 2 months the part where your pants/jacket are touching the tank cover, the plasti dip faded.

So be sure to put many layers at least on that part between the legs.

Offline DougD

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Re: Custom painted fairings
Reply #9 on: May 04, 2021, 01:21:45 PM
Nice work!

 



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