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Old 02-23-2007, 02:51 PM   #31
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the stuff i used was called duraback goto www.cotelind.com they have many different colars. Dont bother buying the roller they sell i put it on with a 3" roller from the harware store and a brush (i bought there roller and didn't use it) I have some black left over and i think i'll do my frame on all my bikes were my boots rub.
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Old 02-23-2007, 03:01 PM   #32
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It's not a thumper, but it's bedliner:


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Old 02-23-2007, 03:46 PM   #33
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Click on "XR650L" in my sig. I did the side panels. I like it.
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Old 02-23-2007, 04:07 PM   #34
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Wink Bedliner

I've done two bikes in "Auto Zone black bedliner spray stuff", both came out beautifully. Park the bike in the Arizona sun for three hours, and the painted parts were still cool to the touch!
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Old 02-23-2007, 05:32 PM   #35
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Is this kind of like furring a sportbike? I'm a little confused.
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Old 02-23-2007, 05:42 PM   #36
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Old 02-23-2007, 05:47 PM   #37
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MotoMike and Texas Biker, does the bedliner on your tank reduce your gas mileage any? I had read on another board someone thinking it would, but never saw an answer. I think your bikes looks hella good like that, I have an older Honda I am thinking of doing the bedliner to the sun damaged plastics.
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Old 02-23-2007, 07:08 PM   #38
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MotoMike and Texas Biker, does the bedliner on your tank reduce your gas mileage any?
Not at all. I can't imagine the textured coating causing significant drag issues at sub-80mph speeds. However, the GS has has the aerodynamics of a small barn, anyway.
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Old 02-23-2007, 07:11 PM   #39
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Is this kind of like furring a sportbike? I'm a little confused.
It's a cheap and durable way to fix your scratched/scraped/faded plastics. I wouldn't bedliner a new bike, but it's perfect for that ugly POS bike you plan to keep forever. :)
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Old 02-23-2007, 07:33 PM   #40
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i take care of my bikes but i ride them for what they were made for and here in the north east Pa. its rocky and every now and again gravity takes over and the bike has a new scrach in the tank so this was a way for me to make the bike look new again and also i've heard it's east to repair if you do scratch it.
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Old 02-23-2007, 08:01 PM   #41
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I am thinking of doing my side panels...What turns out better...spray or the roll on? Has anyone tried both?
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Old 02-23-2007, 09:45 PM   #42
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Old 02-24-2007, 04:06 AM   #43
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Let...

..me get this straight. The tank, when sanded down to the plastic, is translucent enough to guage the gas level?

Reason I ask - I am in the very early stages of prepping my tank for repaint (cosmetics only - what the hell it's -17C outside) and with the Adv gas gauge being for shit I am going to replace it with an optical one of me own (stolen) design, but I like this idea a lot as a nice backup...

Bedliner - isn't there a 'clear' (liquid) form that can be applied over paint? Or I am I thinking of a paintable product.?
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Old 02-24-2007, 05:10 AM   #44
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I started off sanding the tank with a random orbit sander but found that if you hold it next to a torpedo heater the paint gets soft and you can scrape it off. then a little sanding in some places. the tank at that point is white plastic that you can see a gas level. After i sanded the hole tank i was told that you should apply the bed liner over paint so i got an orange paint at the hardware store made for plastic. It has some chemical in it that help fuse the paint to plastic. As far as to roll or to spray i found that with the roller/brush method you have a lot of control as to haw much you want to apply. I put in on a little heaver in places that are more vulnerable to scratches. bottom line is they say you don't have to sand the tank just scuff it up.
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Old 02-24-2007, 05:18 AM   #45
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..I want to ask what a 'torpedo heater' is? (worksite propane heater)? I guess a heat gun would do as well.

Any chance of a close up to see just how translucent that strip is?
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