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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 03-19-2013, 01:20 PM Thread Starter
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painting plastic turn signal housing

Has anyone repainted stock chrome turn signals on vn900 classic. i want to change the look of my ride without having to spend alot of money. dont really want to buy new turn signals being that i like the size of stock ones but just want to repaint them.i was thinking of going with a dark flat color,maybe grey, but want them to look good when done. Any help from someone who has done this will help. thanks
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painting plastic turn signal housing

I tried painting last night and it didnt stick properly. I'm trying to do the same thing


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If you dont mind me asking, what steps did you take?
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ITs all in the preparation get some 2000/3000 grit sand paper and sand good make sure you primer then paint. let the primer dry good first.

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yup send and clean the lights and then paint with (VHT NIGHTSHADE)
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Re: painting plastic turn signal housing

I've painted my chrome turn signals black and they've held up fine the last 2 years.

Its all in the prep. Sand so that the surface is rough, self etching primer then paint. Make sure to allow full curing before coats.

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have you thought of using krylon's fusion paint (specifically bonds to plastic) or maybe plasti dip?

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Yeah, i watched some youtube vids on the plasti dip last night and read about the krylons fusion. i think i might use a primer thenspray the final coats on. Seems like the most important thing is in the prep work. probably gonna wet sand after every coat i spray on. i just gotta make sure i sand all the chrome off before i start with the primer coats. Im going to pick up the supplys needed tomorrow and start working on it next week. i'll make sure to take pics to document the process.
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Yeah, i watched some youtube vids on the plasti dip last night and read about the krylons fusion. i think i might use a primer thenspray the final coats on. Seems like the most important thing is in the prep work. probably gonna wet sand after every coat i spray on. i just gotta make sure i sand all the chrome off before i start with the primer coats. Im going to pick up the supplys needed tomorrow and start working on it next week. i'll make sure to take pics to document the process.
Please do, I am gonna follow ur work. Can't make my mind up if I should buy new LED turn signals or just paint what I have.

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Re: painting plastic turn signal housing

I know it isn't a motorcycle, but I used plastidip on my grille for my car, and it was easy! It also is easy to remove if you don't like it.



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