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    Plasti dip -- ever tried it?

    I'm soon going to be stripping my aluminum Scott in order to swap the groupset so I thought I might take the opportunity to spray it with Plasti Dip. The videos online make it look like a fairly straightforward process.

    Any of you had any experience with it? I'll take any advice you want to give...and I'll hang up now and take my answer off the air.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fat2Cat View Post
    I'm soon going to be stripping my aluminum Scott in order to swap the groupset so I thought I might take the opportunity to spray it with Plasti Dip. The videos online make it look like a fairly straightforward process.

    Any of you had any experience with it? I'll take any advice you want to give...and I'll hang up now and take my answer off the air.
    It (the spray) rubs off very easily.

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    Sorry, I am not familiar with plasti dip. Why not powder coat? $100 to do a frame and fork. (Which is a hell of a lot cheaper than what it costs to spray a lacquer finish!) sorry I'm off topic a little.

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    I used Plasti dip as a tool handle dip (its original Purpose) and as a recoat on Cordura fabric

    when the one the Fabric Mill Applied to the cloth wore Off..

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    I've used it on the very ends (little knobs) of the brake and clutch levers of a vintage motorcycle I restored. It worked very well and is still there. You many need multiple layers of application depending upon how thick you need it to be.

    However, those particular areas don't see a lot of heavy wear/pressure, but it does work well on tool handles.

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    I was going to plasti-dip my headlight batteries.
    I haven't thought about putting it on a bike frame.

    I've heard that bed liner is good stuff. But, also not something for a frame.

    Anyway, it wouldn't hurt to try it on a cheap frame. Nothing you're trying to get an immaculate finish on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
    I've heard that bed liner is good stuff. But, also not something for a frame.
    I don't see why not? I mean other than aesthetics
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Lefty View Post
    I don't see why not? I mean other than aesthetics
    I think bedliner is naturally made gritty which may not give the desired finish for a bike.

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