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Old 10-13-2013, 08:54 AM   #1
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Paint question

Hi all.
I've a little paint problem
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That black on a plastic is the color of the plastic I guess, it's the same on the tank?
The "ktm" and "990" stickers seems to be under a trasparent coat, but where the paint is scratch there isn't.
Anyone knows if is possible to remove all the grey paint whitout damage the blak color of the plastic?
Is it a good idea?

Thank all and sorry for orthografy.

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Old 10-13-2013, 11:05 AM   #2
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Queston:
That black on a plastic is the color of the plastic I guess, it's the same on the tank?
The "ktm" and "990" stickers seems to be under a trasparent coat, but where the paint is scratch there isn't.
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I am not sure about the later models, but on my '04, the black on the tank is indeed a sticker with clear coat over.

The colored part of the tank, silver in my case, seems to be painted on a thick overlayer, not the actual wall of the tank. I found out this in an unpleasant way.





The outer layer is light colored, and as close as I could tell, the tank beneath is also light in color.
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Old 10-13-2013, 11:19 AM   #3
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;) thanks for your experience, i need to reed again forva better understanding

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Old 10-13-2013, 12:08 PM   #4
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I guess the point of my description was that I don't think you can peel off the color from the tank, and come down to a black finish like you seem to have on that fairing piece.
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Old 10-13-2013, 12:18 PM   #5
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Old 10-13-2013, 04:27 PM   #6
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You could put thick black decal material on the leading edge of the tank.
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Old 10-13-2013, 07:12 PM   #7
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If you look inside the tank, you will see that the tank is white. KTM paints a base primer coat on the tank that coordinates with the other plastic parts used on the bike. Orange bikes are generally based coated in orange, and the plastics other than the tanks are made with orange plastic. Black bikes use black plastics, etc.

So to try and answer your question, it is possible to slowly strip the paint off of plastic parts. It is unlikely that the plastic part will look good in the end without recoating the parts with something.
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Old 10-14-2013, 12:14 AM   #8
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As Orangecicle wrote, plastic fairings are either black or orange plastic

Fuel tanks are white with base colour on them. The colour of the plastic is dull and I believe wouldn't be too homogeneous to leave unpainted.
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