Grey hobbit sidecovers. U know what kinda plastic they are??

Terbo Speghetti /

Tryna paint a set of sidecovers. Dunno whether to get epoxy or lacquer or acrylic or what. They're too old for that fancy stamp that you see on stuff these days and I don't wanna have to cut a chunk off to burn it, so here I am, asking another obscure question on mopedarmy (edited)

Re: Grey hobbit sidecovers. U know what kinda plastic they are??

try a test spot on the inside first?

Re: Grey hobbit sidecovers. U know what kinda plastic they are??

Terbo Speghetti /

Yeah no.

Not gonna just buy paint willy nilly if it's gonna come off.

And a test spot doesn't tell you anything about how long it'll last.

I'll do this one by the book if I can help it

Re: Grey hobbit sidecovers. U know what kinda plastic they are??

Pushrod Fifty /

First prime it with fusion paint and then you can spray it with whatever you want.

Re: Grey hobbit sidecovers. U know what kinda plastic they are??

Terbo Speghetti /

> Pushrod Fifty Wrote:

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> First prime it with fusion paint and then you can spray it with whatever

> you want.

Just wanna put clear on it.

Re: Grey hobbit sidecovers. U know what kinda plastic they are??

Pushrod Fifty /

You said paint but clear will just make a crappy plastic cover look like a shiny crappy plastic cover.

Re: Grey hobbit sidecovers. U know what kinda plastic they are??

> Terbo Speghetti Wrote:

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> Yeah no.

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> Not gonna just buy paint willy nilly if it's gonna come off.

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> And a test spot doesn't tell you anything about how long it'll last.

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> I'll do this one by the book if I can help it

Unless you can see into the future.... nothing will tell you how long clear coat will last.... it comes down to quality of the clear coat, storage conditions, how well you prepped the surface prior to application, how well you applied it, and proper maintenance. The same fore basically all automotive paint/clear coat.

And I just meant if you had a concern over using a certain type of paint that will react negatively to the plastic then to do it in a spot that isn't noticeable.

Re: Grey hobbit sidecovers. U know what kinda plastic they are??

It's probably some kind of polypropylene, I just did some dirt bike plastics with the Rust-Oleum 'plastic paint' and they came out pretty good.

I also use a product called 'bulldog adhesion promoter' that sprays on and makes a surface paint can stick to. If you done have a flexible paint it's gonna crack anyhow if they flex much but sometimes you can get away with it on stuff that's not moving around much like sidecovers.

Re: Grey hobbit sidecovers. U know what kinda plastic they are??

Terbo Speghetti /

Not looking for opinions, just what plastic they're made of

Re: Grey hobbit sidecovers. U know what kinda plastic they are??

Terbo Speghetti /

> Mario Marin Wrote:

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> > Yeah no.

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> > Not gonna just buy paint willy nilly if it's gonna come off.

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> > And a test spot doesn't tell you anything about how long it'll last.

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> > I'll do this one by the book if I can help it

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> Unless you can see into the future.... nothing will tell you how long

> clear coat will last.... it comes down to quality of the clear coat,

> storage conditions, how well you prepped the surface prior to

> application, how well you applied it, and proper maintenance. The same

> fore basically all automotive paint/clear coat.

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> And I just meant if you had a concern over using a certain type of paint

> that will react negatively to the plastic then to do it in a spot that

> isn't noticeable.

Geeeeee if only someone had written down what kind of clearcoat works longest with different materials.

Oh wait, engineers get paid to do that all the time! And they provide the information with their products!

I don't need to see into the future. You need to see into a book.

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