Featured Scrambler Blacked Out Some Parts On The Scrambler 1200

Discussion in 'Thruxton, Scrambler & Trident' started by Bret Morey, Oct 26, 2019.

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  1. Bret Morey

    Bret Morey Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2019
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    I blacked some bits on my scrambler. Fenders, skid plate, headlight bezel, air filter covers, and some other trim all got a heavy coating of black plastidip with several coats of dry spray to make them slightly textured and matte. I think it came out nice, but can peal it right off if I change my mind. It just had too much brushed aluminum in stock form for my tastes. I also coated the tank in clear with a final dry spray mostly to protect it from scratches. Gave the whole tank an even matte finish. I was heavy handed and some spots came out hazy so it doesn't look great, but I'll peel it off in the spring and redo it.

    Some before and after pics for anyone who wants to see what a scrambler 1200 looks like with less aluminum showing.

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  2. MadMrB

    MadMrB Elite Member
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    It looks great, nice job :cool:...but I must admit it sends a shiver down my spine whenever I hear "plastidip", and I'm not sure why as I have no experience of it :confused:
     
  3. Bret Morey

    Bret Morey Well-Known Member

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    I was skeptical of using plastidip like spray paint, but I have experience using it to waterproof electronics and know it peels right off so I figured if it didn't work out there'd be no harm. If it wasn't for the fact that it peels right off, I never would have done it. No way would I have risked painting my scrambler with anything permanent.

    I was pleasantly surprised by how well it works and the variety of finishes you can get just by altering your spraying technique. I wouldn't hesitate to try it out on any job where I want something I can undo easily. I botched the job on several pieces and had to peel it off and start over. If you have a nice thick coating it peels right off in a sheet. If the spray is thin it is terrible to remove because it comes off in tiny pieces and can be hard to get out of tight spots. If I need to peel anything that is too thin, I just lay a big thick fresh coat over it, let it dry, then peel it.
     
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  4. PeteZ

    PeteZ Well-Known Member

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    Looks good, but my experience is that in the busy areas, where you occasionally catch it with your foot or leg, the plasti dip does not last. I did similar parts as you and ended up removing it after few weeks as it started to show.
     
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  5. Caio C S

    Caio C S New Member

    Jan 14, 2020
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    I did the same with the headlight grill and the fog lights protector. I am happy with the result and curious about how long is it going ro last. I agree that having the option to peel it off gave me a peace of mind :)

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  6. Giles

    Giles Well-Known Member

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    Headlight grill looks much nicer black, just annoying it makes the headlight so difficult to clean
     
  7. Caio C S

    Caio C S New Member

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    Yes, I agree. I will have a long trip rhis month and decided to protect the headlight, but the downside is the access to clean it. Let's see how it goes...
     
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