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albany23 02-10-2013 02:47 PM

Tinted OEM screen
 
Anyone tried it? I have some Instagram buddies that either painted it or decalled it. Curious to see some up-close pics.
I was thinking of placing black matte decal on the inside, that way i can clean the bugs easily.
Pics anyone? This is not my bike, but the screen looks awesome. http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/02/11/9eza7usy.jpg
Oh, and the first one depics Jennifer Aniston's hubby:)
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/02/11/9asapume.jpg


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Bayner 02-10-2013 04:13 PM

I painted the inside of mine flat black with a paint made for plastics. Works great for several years now. Would have liked to try it in plasti-dip but didn't know about it at the time.

3Rrr 02-10-2013 04:37 PM

Flat Black for plastic
 
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Originally Posted by Bayner (Post 20695256)
I painted the inside of mine flat black with a paint made for plastics. Works great for several years now. Would have liked to try it in plasti-dip but didn't know about it at the time.

Picked up a F658 stocker and flat black painted it on the inside. Effective.

KTM250rm 02-10-2013 04:56 PM

I'm thinking of taking mine to a window tinting place and having them but the darkest tint on the inside.

ride2little 02-10-2013 05:56 PM

Actually a couple of things come to mind.
1) spray the inside of the stocker w/ black paint. It should appear glossy due to the reflective-ness of the Plexiglas on the exterior
2) They make a tint spray paint. This stuff can be found in hobby shops and is used in modelling. I'd still spray the inside of the stock screen. I have used this in the past to tint (smoke) clear turn signals. That looked exceptional in quality.

Note: I haven't done either to my windscreen. Yet... But it's in the plan. I'll prob go w/ option 2.

Reaver 02-10-2013 06:36 PM

I posted a few pics here (post 120) earlier today. Mine is the factory tinted version. I needed a new screen anyway and the tinted was like $20 more. I love the look.

KLRscoob 02-10-2013 07:14 PM

http://i445.photobucket.com/albums/q...ps29ed1512.jpgI had mine smoked and cleared 4 years ago. Still looking great without any issues

albany23 02-11-2013 03:08 PM

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Originally Posted by KLRscoob (Post 20696681)
http://i445.photobucket.com/albums/q...ps29ed1512.jpgI had mine smoked and cleared 4 years ago. Still looking great without any issues

It looks great! That 's what i'm going for. By smoked, did you mean tinted as in car window tint? Darkest shade? Mabye on the inside? It looks perfect.

KLRscoob 02-11-2013 04:05 PM

I had it sprayed with automotive paint. They thinned out the paint to make it look like a smoked lens. Then they put a heavy duty clear coat. It looks factory and cost me $50


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Originally Posted by albany23 (Post 20702723)
It looks great! That 's what i'm going for. By smoked, did you mean tinted as in car window tint? Darkest shade? Mabye on the inside? It looks perfect.


drroccostein 02-13-2013 10:20 AM

I got VHF spray plastic tint for tail lights and sprayed the inside of my Givi 333 and it is perfect.

Dieselpwr 02-13-2013 02:26 PM

I spray painted mine with a flat black plastic paint on the inside of the shield. The flat black is perfect so there is no instrument cluster glare and it looks shiny on the outside.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...715_105744.jpg

Gumbeaux 02-16-2013 12:43 PM

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Originally Posted by drroccostein (Post 20716789)
I got VHF spray plastic tint for tail lights and sprayed the inside of my Givi 333 and it is perfect.

This did not work out so well for me. I used the VHT lens tint and it looks terrible. Like it has a spider web of cracks all through it. Now I gotta figure out how to clean this crap off or buy a new winshield. :baldy

Dieselpwr 02-16-2013 01:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Gumbeaux (Post 20740362)
This did not work out so well for me. I used the VHT lens tint and it looks terrible. Like it has a spider web of cracks all through it. Now I gotta figure out how to clean this crap off or buy a new winshield. :baldy

Paint thinner should do the trick. The shield should be washed with soap and water before painting to get rid of any grease. I wet sanded mine down also before painting.

Reaver 02-16-2013 01:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Gumbeaux (Post 20740362)
Now I gotta figure out how to clean this crap off or buy a new winshield. :baldy

Let us know how that works out. I went looking for a can of VHT.

Thanks.

albany23 02-17-2013 05:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Gumbeaux (Post 20740362)
This did not work out so well for me. I used the VHT lens tint and it looks terrible. Like it has a spider web of cracks all through it. Now I gotta figure out how to clean this crap off or buy a new winshield. :baldy

No need for a new shield. This also happened when i tried to paint only the inside. I took it later to a paint shop, and they used plastic primer and matte paint inside and out. Came out looking very nice. And it only costed me around 25 USD.
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/02/18/4aguva2a.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/02/18/8uty4yru.jpg
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/02/18/4u9uhe7u.jpg
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