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post #1 of 7 Old 08-30-2013, 11:27 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone Paint a GIVI Skidplate?

Hi All. Still have not put a skid plate on the bike. Looking at the GIVI cause its cheaper and I really just need to protect the oil filter from highway junk. Dont really care for silver and I was wondering if anyone powdercoated or painted the skid plate? Anyone?
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post #2 of 7 Old 08-30-2013, 11:43 AM
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Another option is the Hyde plate. It is black, weighs next to nothing, and is cheap. For 90% of what I have seen Vstroms doing off-road, it is a good solution; just not for banging in the rocks.

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2 cans of spray paint, primer and black. Your choice of shiny or flat. Could probably find some black primer and be done with it. It's only a bash plate!

Ever since I first saw the Hyde plate I've been enamored of the Hannibal Lecter look. Put fear in the heart of the rocks that live out there!
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Hi All. Still have not put a skid plate on the bike. Looking at the GIVI cause its cheaper and I really just need to protect the oil filter from highway junk. Dont really care for silver and I was wondering if anyone powdercoated or painted the skid plate? Anyone?
I had mine powder coated black. The heat toasted the Givi logo but it's still legible and the only downside. I'm lucky in that I have a neighbor with a powder coating oven and he did it for the cost of materials.
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That looks so much nicer black.

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As a painter... Home Depot sells auto grade paint now in rattle cans. It works great. I use it for small stuff and have been happy. Also you can use rustoleum truck bed liner in spray can. It has a nice subtle texture and it dries quickly and covers well. It's also tough so it will stand up to the road debris a little better. I matches the texture of the frame pretty well too. It has a satin finish. Good luck with your project.


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Thanks for the replies. The powder coat looks sharp and I agree the plate looks so much better in black.
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