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Old 12-08-2011, 03:48 PM   #1
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kind of plastic on my klr650?

can anyone tell me what kinda plastic is on my klr650? is it abs or poly etc... any idea ?

its a 95 by the way
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Old 12-12-2011, 07:19 AM   #2
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Old 12-12-2011, 09:38 AM   #3
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pretty sure it's polly. what are you up to?
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Old 12-12-2011, 02:43 PM   #4
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im trying to paint my headlight fairing and fender
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Old 12-12-2011, 09:09 PM   #5
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Krylon Fusion paint is your friend. Works great, lasts long.

I eliminated the Barbie Bike pastels from my '95 with a couple of cans of white. Looks much better now.
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Old 12-13-2011, 05:26 PM   #6
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Try this site, it tells how to identify different plastics.
http://www.urethanesupply.com/plastifixhowto.php
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Old 12-13-2011, 06:33 PM   #7
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This site: http://www.bigcee.com/klr650faq.html says it's polypropylene.

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Old 12-13-2011, 09:58 PM   #8
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I painted my front fender in "Trim Black". It's made to refinish auto trim moldings, bumpers, and such. I used a satin finish and it turned out quite nice. I've painted everything from plastic fenders to chrome light housings with great results.

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Old 12-14-2011, 12:45 AM   #9
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If you want to use a system paint & not rattle can, you need an adhesion promoter. I think most systems have a proprietary one now, but there are generics out there that work well. I've used Bulldog and House of Kolor. They are made to help paint stick to plastic bumpers & such. There is a special one for polyethylene.

I should have been more specific... on my other post I meant "poly" as in polyethylene, not polyurethane. Definitely not ABS or PVC. Other automotive plastics are TPO and SMC.
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Old 12-14-2011, 08:29 AM   #10
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If you want to use a system paint & not rattle can, you need an adhesion promoter. I think most systems have a proprietary one now, but there are generics out there that work well. I've used Bulldog and House of Kolor. They are made to help paint stick to plastic bumpers & such. There is a special one for polyethylene.
What he said. Without an adhesion promoter no paint will stick worth a hoot. Personally, I've had poor results with Krylon Fusion. I don't like that paint and don't think it's all that it's cracked up to be.
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Your best results with adhesion will come if you can find a place that will blast the plastic with volcanic ash... It's soft but puts a little tooth on the plastic. I've used it for years on rubber and plastice bumpers on cars and plastics on Motorcycles.
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Old 12-20-2011, 11:33 PM   #12
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thanks for all the replys of course guys
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Old 12-20-2011, 11:42 PM   #13
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Krylon Fusion paint is your friend. Works great, lasts long.

I eliminated the Barbie Bike pastels from my '95 with a couple of cans of white. Looks much better now.
got any pictures of what it looks like after some beating?
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Old 12-21-2011, 06:42 AM   #14
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got any pictures of what it looks like after some beating?

This is in Death Valley last February, and the paint on the rear fender, side covers, and front cowl had been on for about 3 years.



The only place that the paint has been worn off is on the LH side of the rear fender. That's from my ammo can tool box lid, which scrapes it every time that I open it up.

I'll try to get a few pics at work today..............
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Old 12-30-2011, 09:40 AM   #15
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This is in Death Valley last February, and the paint on the rear fender, side covers, and front cowl had been on for about 3 years.



The only place that the paint has been worn off is on the LH side of the rear fender. That's from my ammo can tool box lid, which scrapes it every time that I open it up.

I'll try to get a few pics at work today..............
thats looking good man, i see you did the fairing upgrade :)

did you primer that bad boy? or just spray on a few coats of paint?
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