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    Refinish?

    Can anyone answer the following for me:
    #1) Is it possible to refinish for a body shop to sand & repaint the plastic body panels? Mine are faded & stained.

    #2) What EXACTLY (#?) is the frame & swingarm painted with? I realize its black but it's kind of a gray.

    Thanks!

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    yes it is possible to paint plastic. Though the prep work can be a bit exhausting in order to be able to provide you any type of warranty. If I am not mistake the frame and swing arm are powder coated. Others will be by soon if I am wrong.

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    #1: yes
    #2: dunno

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    For the body panels print this DuPont Surface Coating Instructions and give to the shop to follow. BadWeatherBikers Forum also has good information.

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    The plastic color is moulded completely through the part so:

    https://www.buellxb.com/forum/showth...cratch-removal

    The frame and swingarm are painted and you can still find the OE color match paint, or have it mixed professionally. Finishmaster can match it and put it in a spray bomb can if you like. Worked really well for Bubbles Blast!

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    Last edited by VtwinXB12; 03-18-2021 at 05:48 PM.

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    yes. these days many cars have plastics and just about every motorcycle. any automotive paint shop should have no issue painting the plastics for you. what color are you thinking?

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    I fixed the plastics w/ freakin' BRILLO (steel damn wool!) pads & water! Easy as sh#@. Followed it up w/ a $5 can of automotive lacquer and I swear it looks 90% new. Took me about 2hrs total time and went from looking like a worn out, used up, trashed OLD sportbike to a shiny (plastics anyway) almost new appearing BUELL. Can't describe how pleased I am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VtwinXB12 View Post
    I fixed the plastics w/ freakin' BRILLO (steel damn wool!) pads & water! Easy as sh#@. Followed it up w/ a $5 can of automotive lacquer and I swear it looks 90% new. Took me about 2hrs total time and went from looking like a worn out, used up, trashed OLD sportbike to a shiny (plastics anyway) almost new appearing BUELL. Can't describe how pleased I am.
    Keep us posted on how long that stays stuck... I'm guessing not long.

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    Theres a trick with dirt bike plastics using a heat gun. I've never tried it personally, but I bet BB would know, he's been sniffing lacquer for a long time



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