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Old June 22nd, 2008, 11:58 PM   #1
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I have a really ugly dirtbike i bought for $200 today. Runs, rides, and stops good, but is really ugly. After I fix all the taped together stuff I was thinking about painting it. I really don't want to spend the time/money to do decent paint job, So i was thinking rattle can truck bed coating. Just want to know how it holds up?
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 12:04 AM   #2
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I wouldn't use truck bed coating, it looks nice until it gets dirty, and then it's impossible to make it look clean again.

I'd use Krylon Fusion for all the plastic stuff. Maybe Rustoleum for anything metal that you want to paint.
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make sure you use some rough grit paper to scuff the plastic and use adehesion promoter and all that otherwise your paint will just flake off..
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I have heard that Krylon Fusion works great with a little prep for dirtbike plastics. I would think if you were doing the frame any thick spray would hold up ok. That truck bed stuff is rough and the dirt will get in all the pits and never come out (if that matters).
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Bedliner coating just sounds like a bad idea to me. I dont think that stuff is means to be flexible
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Bedliner coating just sounds like a bad idea to me. I dont think that stuff is means to be flexible
rhino liner yes.. store bought somewhat lineX NO
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be careful what paint you use on the gas tank since if you spill a bit it'll bubble the paint right off the tank.
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