Painting plastic??


10 replies to this topic
  • steveride

Posted February 27, 2010 - 05:41 PM

#1

I would like to change the color of my WR450 from green to blue, most are blue, Idon't know why mine is green!! I have alot of left over paint from when i painted my bedroom that is a nice color blue & foumd a small roller on my dads workbench that should work fine, is there anything i should before i paint it? what kind of sand paper should i use?
thanks tt is awsone!!

  • marvin willis

Posted February 27, 2010 - 06:26 PM

#2

i would never roll on paint on anything automotive. it is going to look horrible

  • CRFMike_5

Posted February 27, 2010 - 11:08 PM

#3

use 100 grit and i would ditch the roller get yourself a real nice brush made of Sasquatch hair go to your local paint store and ask for all their miss tint paints you can buy at a bargain and paint your self a beautiful rainbow bike

  • tek9tim

Posted February 28, 2010 - 08:17 AM

#4

Sasquatch hair? 100 grit sandpaper? Don't listen to this guy. He has no idea how to paint plastic.

Here's what you really do: First, don't use sandpaper. Doesn't rough the surface up enough. Use an angle grinder, the bigger the better. If your dad has a big 7" grinder, you're in business. Rough all your plastic up with that. Then, use the same technology Boeing does to paint their parts, it's similar to the powdercoating process. Cut open an extension cord (110 volts is good, 220 better), connect the white wire to the plastic on your bike, green wire to a large sheet of metal placed under your bike (to ground you out), connect the black wire to the metal paint can. Now, without wearing gloves or shoes, grab the paint can and just slosh the paint onto your bike. The electrical charge will attract the paint to just the plastic, and your bike will be blue.

  • tek9tim

Posted February 28, 2010 - 08:21 AM

#5

i would never roll on paint on anything automotive. it is going to look horrible


Actually, I know a dude that used a roller to paint a car once. Wet sanded the heck out of it between coats, came out well enough that you would have no idea. Blew me away. Thought it would look like crap. Way more work than it would have been to spray it. Not saying the dude was smart.

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  • steveride

Posted February 28, 2010 - 08:46 AM

#6

Are You really kidding Electostacics wont work on plastic if it is bolted to metal it will be charged to the metal as it is the stronger Conductor, I want to roll on a UV Primer, Wet sand it & top coat with UV as it has the best adhesion to Plastic!! how about I do it Your way & You Could hold My Hand!! The shock is No worse than one from rubbing your feet oin carpet & touching someone!! For the Record I work for Exel & Sell & Maintain SAMES Guns the ones used at Boeing & Our SAMES Powder Bells To E coat & Top coat 90% of the Vehicles & machinery in the World!! Our Guns also Painted all of the Appliances in Your house unless they are Stainless!! AS well as Laquered all of Your Wooden Furniture & Kiten Cabinets!!
Hope I could help!!
CHEERS!!

  • mrlopez

Posted February 28, 2010 - 08:48 AM

#7

Dude just get some flexible paint :-D

  • byggd

Posted February 28, 2010 - 09:00 AM

#8

There are both primers and paints MADE for plastic. But it will be a losing battle. Every scratch you get will look like a green stripe. Just jet a set of new plastics and be done with it.

  • tek9tim

Posted February 28, 2010 - 04:07 PM

#9

Are You really kidding Electostacics wont work on plastic if it is bolted to metal it will be charged to the metal as it is the stronger Conductor, I want to roll on a UV Primer, Wet sand it & top coat with UV as it has the best adhesion to Plastic!! how about I do it Your way & You Could hold My Hand!! The shock is No worse than one from rubbing your feet oin carpet & touching someone!! For the Record I work for Exel & Sell & Maintain SAMES Guns the ones used at Boeing & Our SAMES Powder Bells To E coat & Top coat 90% of the Vehicles & machinery in the World!! Our Guns also Painted all of the Appliances in Your house unless they are Stainless!! AS well as Laquered all of Your Wooden Furniture & Kiten Cabinets!!
Hope I could help!!
CHEERS!!


If you hadn't caught on, the dude's a troll. I was trying to suggest something entirely implausable, designed by my own working knowledge of things, that would get someone hurt and make a stupid mess of their bike and shop if they were actually dumb enough to try it. Of course plastic doesn't conduct electricity as well as metal. And of course hanging onto a metal can barehanded while standing barefooted on sheetmetal that is strongly grounded will shock the fillings out of you. Christ, I tried to be so ridiculous that nobody would take me seriously. Guess I failed.

By the way, the technology behind the SAMES guns is pretty cool. Glad you're in here to back up my retarded suggestions with real knowledge.

  • CRFMike_5

Posted February 28, 2010 - 11:46 PM

#10

If you hadn't caught on, the dude's a troll. I was trying to suggest something entirely implausable, designed by my own working knowledge of things, that would get someone hurt and make a stupid mess of their bike and shop if they were actually dumb enough to try it. Of course plastic doesn't conduct electricity as well as metal. And of course hanging onto a metal can barehanded while standing barefooted on sheetmetal that is strongly grounded will shock the fillings out of you. Christ, I tried to be so ridiculous that nobody would take me seriously. Guess I failed.

By the way, the technology behind the SAMES guns is pretty cool. Glad you're in here to back up my retarded suggestions with real knowledge.



LOL the guy your talkin to there man is the same guy that wants to paint his plastic buddy... now im the one who was way out there, common seriously sasquatch hair???:thumbsup:

  • tek9tim

Posted March 01, 2010 - 03:23 PM

#11

LOL the guy your talkin to there man is the same guy that wants to paint his plastic buddy... now im the one who was way out there, common seriously sasquatch hair???:thumbsup:


Crap, how did I miss that? I really thought it was somebody else. Oh well. What's got two thumbs and is a jackass? This guy!




 
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