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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-22-2011, 05:22 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question Need paint advice!

Hey guys!
I have been thinking of painting the plastics on my revolt and I'm looking for some advice from any of you that have experience with painting the plastic body pieces on their redline buggy or other atvs. I've been told by a friend that I should use Krylon fusion plastic paint, but wanted some more opinions before it tried it.
What paint did you use and what prep work was required to do the the plastics before you painted? I've seen some nice custom painted buggys on here. How has your paint held up to the abuses of racing and the elements in general?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-22-2011, 05:28 PM
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Re: Need paint advice!

Hey Kane,
my Revolt XL has factory painted black panels. I hate it! It's spiderwebbing and flaking off on the fenders and any place the plastics have a movable bend. The custom paint you see on many cars is actually a body wrap. I have no experience with these so I'll leave them to the rest of the guys.
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Hey guys!
I have been thinking of painting the plastics on my revolt and I'm looking for some advice from any of you that have experience with painting the plastic body pieces on their redline buggy or other atvs. I've been told by a friend that I should use Krylon fusion plastic paint, but wanted some more opinions before it tried it.
What paint did you use and what prep work was required to do the the plastics before you painted? I've seen some nice custom painted buggys on here. How has your paint held up to the abuses of racing and the elements in general?
Klemdotter and I (Pilot) used the fusion plastic paint on our Revolts for the stripes on the hood and side panels. It has been over 2 years now with the only problem being that it doesn't do well with gas. It stains and even comes off if you spill or drip on it. We now take our hoods off to refuel and are very careful not to spill. Other than that it has held up pretty good.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-22-2011, 10:08 PM
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Re: Need paint advice!

go to the local automotive paint dealer if you use the same process as plastic body parts on cars for example newer car bumper covers you will need a urethane prep then a urethane primer and a either a single stage urethane paint or a urethane base coat followed by a urethane clear coat
the draw back is if you smack some thing with it you will get spider webs with it the same with all paint you should do a wrap it would last much longer the paint process done right will look fantastic and will last a long time it will cost you a fair amount of money to do it right but as long as you dont wreck it it will hold up remember if you want it to look really nice you need to wet sand between coats and wet sand the clear then in 2 weeks you can put compound on it and really make it look great
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