Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: California Gold Country
I know there are plastic-specific paints out there, but the color choice is pretty limited. So I'd like to use regular paint, and I'd like to know the recommended way to prep the plastic (for that matter, I'd also like to know what kind of plastic the Wee uses for the cowl and front fender -- ABS? polypropylene?).
I have painted the tank side panels and tail panels successfully, but they were already painted and all I had to do was scuff up the existing paint a little. The bare plastic parts, I think, will need some special prep.
I saw something on YouTube where a guy used a torch to "sweat" out the mold release agent from bare plastic -- apparently that's what makes it hard for paint to hold on plastic -- and then just wiped it off with alcohol. Anybody tried that?
2016 KTM 390 Duke
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