LockedPainting Your 4 wheeler

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Hatchie
Mud Master
2007/01/01 20:22:49
I've seen the spray paint for plastic at Lowe's and Home Depot. Has anyone tried this on their 4 wheeler and did it hold up?
Anybody got any suggestions for changing color without springing for a new set from the dealership?
And yes...I'm watching eBay.
Thanks in advance.
tb8888
Mud Bogger
RE: Painting Your 4 wheeler 2007/01/01 21:31:17
I have used the paint called "fusion" for plastics on my snorkle... It has held up pretty good for about 3 months now. They also make a plastic "primer" in a spray can for painting plastic car bumpers. I would go for it. If you screw it up too bad... just go ahead and spring for some new plastics.[:D]
post edited by tb8888 - 2007/01/01 21:32:45
Hatchie
Mud Master
RE: Painting Your 4 wheeler 2007/01/02 15:41:08
Thanks tb. Painting will be a last resort. Last time I painted one they didn't have the "fusion" paint and you can imagine how that turned out. Looked great...long as you didn't touch it.
ragtagranchers
Super Swamper
RE: Painting Your 4 wheeler 2007/01/02 18:13:34
ORIGINAL: Hatchie

Looked great...long as you didn't touch it.



[sm=funnypost.gif][sm=lol.gif]  I think I might put that in my sig
post edited by ragtagranchers - 2007/01/02 18:14:43
Hatchie
Mud Master
RE: Painting Your 4 wheeler 2007/01/02 21:43:28
Thanks ragtag. Feel free. If ya think that post was funny, ya shoulda seen that 4 wheeler's paint job after a couple a trips thru the bottom![:-]
braveheart98
Trail Rider
RE: Painting Your 4 wheeler 2007/01/03 10:35:08
A buddy had the same results with the Fusions paint when he used it on a extra capacity gas tank for his Warrior. It looked great when he first did it, but shortly after the stuff was flaking off. But I don't know what kind of prep work he did to the gas tank before he painted it. A lot of plastics have a releasing agent from the molding process. The tank might have had that on still prevent the paint from sticking.
 
Some other ideas would be using a automotive paint with a flex additive in it. But this would probable cost just as much as new plastic. One other thought would be vinyl graphics. You could go camo with a Camocad kit. Or check with one of the auto grapihic places & the might have the color vinyl that would fit your needs.
Polaris425
Outlaw Extremist
RE: Painting Your 4 wheeler 2007/01/03 11:06:35
ORIGINAL: braveheart98

Some other ideas would be using a automotive paint with a flex additive in it.

 
If you are dead set on painting, and you want  it to look good, and you have the $, That is what I suggest also...
Hatchie
Mud Master
RE: Painting Your 4 wheeler 2007/01/03 14:54:11
Thanks for the feedback. I just saw the product evaluation for MOOSE Camo Fender Covers in the Feb. '07 Dirt Wheels. Stayed in place, looks good and $159.99. I also got a line on someone else's old plastic from the Swap Board.[sm=exactly.gif]  Either of those would be cheaper and less headache.
Thanks Again.
ragtagranchers
Super Swamper
RE: Painting Your 4 wheeler 2007/01/03 17:21:50
You might try cleaning your plastic with somthin. Like metal cleaner.
Hatchie
Mud Master
RE: Painting Your 4 wheeler 2007/01/03 18:22:41
I think I'm just gonna go with different plastic.
stomper
Super Swamper
RE: Painting Your 4 wheeler 2007/01/03 20:33:04
i used fusion when i painted my 300 black, barely prepped it and it didnt "flake" off and i abused it alot, i ride at the spillway which will overtime basically sand your bike for you and it still held up great, the only problems i had was where something would rub constantly, like i had a rope w/ a hook on the front for getting pulled and the hook rubbed the plastic between the racks and over time wore off the paint. i just repainted it silver. heres some pics
 
http://rides.webshots.com/album/556659649SJDNpZ
 
heres when it was black
http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2312548290052735266sRfwrK
ragtagranchers
Super Swamper
RE: Painting Your 4 wheeler 2007/01/04 14:54:27
That looks sweet. So does that spillway. That looks better than stock.