Painting Fly Screen

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  1. Repooh

    Repooh Rarely Satisfied

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    So I have a clear fly screen and would like it not to be clear

    thinking of painting on the rear side or wrapping on the face side, if paint thinking of Plastikote? Cant prime as it will be the first coat visible

    any experience on either method or advice
     
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  2. Samsgrandad

    Samsgrandad Senior Member

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    Painting on the rear with standard rattle can car paint should not be a problem and I have found the finish to be acceptable. I painted the lower half of a Givi screen in matt black to conceal the clocks on a bike I owned and the results were good
     
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  3. SleepyOwl

    SleepyOwl Crème de la Crème

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    #3 SleepyOwl, Feb 4, 2020
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    I have just done the inside of my Rocket screen with black plasti dip

    A good clean and dry and then two coats and it has worked great. Can post pics when back on Thursday.
    if you cock it up then you can peel off and try again. Bought the can on eBay for a tenner I think
     
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  4. Repooh

    Repooh Rarely Satisfied

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    Thank you chaps

    I recon if I balls it up a dark tint screen is £75 so may as well give it a bash with the peely off paint stuff

    @SleepyOwl two questions please; did you rought it up as DD suggested & what finish did you use, gloss, matt, satin I would imagine from the outside the finish is irrelevant as it will have the shine of the screen, I’m thinking satin to avoid reflection from behind clock
     
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  5. SleepyOwl

    SleepyOwl Crème de la Crème

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    No need to rough it up. Just make sure it is clean and dry. I used the Matt
     
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