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Silver plastic now black.

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You will love this or hate it but they sell spray paint for plastic at WMart. I had never seen this before but I think it works well.

I took the silver plastic parts off and washed them in the kitchen sink with warm soapy water. After they were dry and clean, took them out to the man cave and shot em black. Some pictures show them black from the factory.

What do you guys think?


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I think it looks pretty cool.

Has anyone else done this with success?
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That looks very cool. Reminds me of Ferrari's F60 Formula 1 car... I painted the only silver plastic I had on my Candy Burnt Orange Versys black too.
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I recently painted my silver parts black, using Krylon Fusion satin and Fusion Clear. I had the red parts painted also, and I'll unveil it on the "welcome" page when it's all put back together. A little sanding/prep, cleaning with soap and water, and a wipedown with odorless mineral spirits. Seems to have taken very well. Hope it comes out as nice as yours!! Best wishes.
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Looks great, did the same on my green V some months back, much better...
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Look Good

Planning to spray my silver plastic (near the footpegs) with black to match the rear hugger when it comes.


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yuppp. Painted my plastics with Krylon Fusion Satin black plastic paint.


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I did the same thing... and a lil more

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Howdy:

You will love this or hate it but they sell spray paint for plastic at WMart. I had never seen this before but I think it works well.

I took the silver plastic parts off and washed them in the kitchen sink with warm soapy water. After they were dry and clean, took them out to the man cave and shot em black. Some pictures show them black from the factory.

What do you guys think?


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Did you use glossy, satin, or matte? Been thinking about doing this all summer. Nice job.

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Looks good. Now I'm thinking how would it look red? Hmmm may have to give it a try, specially now that it is scratched. I don't know, though, would the plastic look good?
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Not sure red would look that good. Might verge on gaudy.

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Yes I thought it would be good but then I remembered its plastic, I don't think it will work.
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The red frame and parts on the Ducati Multistradas sure looks good
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Looks great, did the same on my green V some months back, much better...

Do you have pictures? I'm thinking about painting the bottom silver piece black on my candy lime but maybe it would look funny with just the swingarm still silver??
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Found a thread with some pictures: http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ead.php?t=2957
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I recently painted my silver parts black, using Krylon Fusion satin and Fusion Clear. I had the red parts painted also, and I'll unveil it on the "welcome" page when it's all put back together. A little sanding/prep, cleaning with soap and water, and a wipedown with odorless mineral spirits. Seems to have taken very well. Hope it comes out as nice as yours!! Best wishes.

Versyraider: what grit sand paper did you use?

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