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4TooMany 11-22-2012 10:22 AM

Plasti Dip Skid Plate
 
The BMW skid plate being silver has bothered me since the day I got my bike, so I did something about it. 10 minutes worth of work and 8 bucks for a can of Plasti-Dip and voila.

I think it should hold up well from what I've read.

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Gravytrain 11-22-2012 11:42 AM

If that blue and white plastic starts to bother you just let me know and I'll swap you some yellow ones:deal :lol3

Mr B 11-22-2012 12:36 PM

Dude that bike is just way to clean!!!!!

:1drink

NotAllWhoWanderRLost 11-22-2012 05:04 PM

Looks good!
 
I think it looks good, nice work! :clap I've used the Plasti Dip to coat an anchor before and the stuff wears like iron.

I'm considering switching out my BMW crash bars for the SW-Motech bars. Are there any clearance issues where the SW-Motech crash bars go past the front of the BMW skid plate by the header?
Thanks! :beer

runnin4melife 11-22-2012 06:37 PM

No issue with clearance, I have that combo on mine.

4TooMany 11-22-2012 06:55 PM

As runnin4 said, no clearance issues at all. A great combination.

Mr. B, it just got a serious cleaning. It was a mess when I took the skid plate off, so I cleaned it while the Plasti-Dip was drying. I don't really have a car, so this bike gets ridden pretty much every day rain or shine.

Gravy, when I first considered getting an F8, I was extremely disappointed that the yellow wasn't available any longer. I LOVE yellow bikes and cars (I had two yellow XTERRAs with yellow seat covers and a yellow Specialized bike that sat on top of a yellow bike rack), but when I saw the blue and white Trophy color, I got over it very quickly. I still like the yellow, but I like the blue and white even more. It's the perfect shade of blue. Any darker or any lighter and I'd be beggin' you to trade.

Mr B 11-23-2012 09:13 AM

Just jealous, I can never get mine that clean!!!
:1drink

4TooMany 11-23-2012 10:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr B (Post 20103437)
Just jealous, I can never get mine that clean!!!
:1drink

It helps that I've only had it since August. :)

lawe 11-23-2012 01:24 PM

Anyone that has plasti dipped all panels? I'm thinking of turning my yellow ones black with plasti dip.

I typed this in Tapatalk

4TooMany 11-23-2012 01:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lawe (Post 20104432)
Anyone that has plasti dipped all panels? I'm thinking of turning my yellow ones black with plasti dip.

I typed this in Tapatalk

I've seen guys paint their whole car with Plasti Dip.

runnin4melife 11-23-2012 01:58 PM

It comes off really easily but if you clear coat it, it is a bit more resilient :evil I plasti dipped a carbon fiber luggage rack and it turned out great.

toowheels 11-23-2012 10:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 4TooMany (Post 20098869)
The BMW skid plate being silver has bothered me since the day I got my bike, so I did something about it. 10 minutes worth of work and 8 bucks for a can of Plasti-Dip and voila.

I think it should hold up well from what I've read.

The skid plate or the Plasti-Dip? :huh

Ooops sorry!

It does look better now.

Dave

4TooMany 11-24-2012 06:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by toowheels (Post 20107038)
The skid plate or the Plasti-Dip? :huh

The Plasti-Dip. I still have my doubts about the skid plate.

1994klr250 11-25-2012 06:57 PM

That black skid plate looks good with the Trophy colors.

krellheat 11-25-2012 07:24 PM

For a more permanent and easier to touch up, I recommend truck bed liner (spray can).


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