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Old 05-11-2019, 10:41 AM   #1
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I saved $1000 by purchasing a red four wheeler.

I want to paint it black. Iíve tried Rust-Oleum plastic paint, Truck Bed Coating and Trim and Bumper Paint.

Iíve roughed it up with steel wool. Nothing sticks.

Any suggestions?

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Old 05-11-2019, 10:43 AM   #2
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Leave it red deer are color blind lol.
My friends have painted their side by sides I will check with them to see what process they have used. I think it is automotive paint.


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Old 05-11-2019, 10:45 AM   #3
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Youtube has about a dozen videos on how to.
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Old 05-11-2019, 10:53 AM   #4
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Thanks.

I’m not worried about deer.

Illegals are a different story.
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Old 05-11-2019, 10:55 AM   #5
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Using primer?

What about taking to sticker shop and having it wrapped in camo
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Old 05-11-2019, 11:02 AM   #6
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I would do a camo wrap
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Old 05-11-2019, 11:21 AM   #7
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You can have it wrapped in flat black just as easy as painting, if not easier. Thatís my suggestion.

Iíve seen kids that worked for me have their whole car wrapped and when the lease was up, had it removed and the paint was perfect.

I have a red ATV myself and thought about it myself. Flat black or flat army green. But I got so much cow poo and mud all soaked into it that it might be impossible now. Lol


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Old 05-11-2019, 11:23 AM   #8
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When I did my golf cart, I sanded everything down real well and then used bedliner in a spray can. It held up well.
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Old 05-11-2019, 11:25 AM   #9
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Is this a Rolling Stones song?
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Old 05-11-2019, 12:01 PM   #10
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Plasti Dip spray paint from Home Depor or auto parts store. Peels off when done. Good enough to withstand New England winters on my truck wheels when I lived there.
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Old 05-11-2019, 10:30 PM   #11
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Illegals see better way better than deer.
Wash it with dawn dish soap and hot water use ppg automotive paint no need to sand it.


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Old 05-11-2019, 11:31 PM   #12
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Not trying to sway you from doing it but the value diminishes a lot once you paint the plastics. But if it is already in rough shape or you are going to keep it for a long time have at it.
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Old 05-12-2019, 10:52 AM   #13
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Is this a Rolling Stones song?


Yes !!!

Paint it Black


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Old 05-12-2019, 11:19 AM   #14
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I sent you a pm.
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Old 05-12-2019, 11:51 AM   #15
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I would recommend looking for a black or grey plastic fender set off Ebay. It's very difficult to paint fenders and keep them looking good.

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Old 05-12-2019, 12:02 PM   #16
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3m sticky spray adhesive and some camo burlap or cloth from fabric store
Trim edges off
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Old 05-12-2019, 12:07 PM   #17
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There is a product made especially for adhering paint to plastic called "plastic prep". without it you will never get it to stick.
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Old 05-12-2019, 02:03 PM   #18
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Clean with acetone, rough up all surfaces, acetone again, thin coat of plastic primer, then paint with a product that stays flexible when cured.
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Old 05-12-2019, 03:24 PM   #19
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Leave it red deer are color blind lol.
My friends have painted their side by sides I will check with them to see what process they have used. I think it is automotive paint.


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Public service announcement: Whitetail deer are also colorblind.
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Old 05-12-2019, 06:11 PM   #20
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Buckfan50 did a camo wrap job on my sons Honda that had faded fenders & it came out great. My son promptly rolled it & busted the plastics afterwards tho.
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Old 05-12-2019, 07:55 PM   #21
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Clean with acetone, rough up all surfaces, acetone again, thin coat of plastic primer, then paint with a product that stays flexible when cured.
Acetone was my thought as well.
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Old 05-12-2019, 08:11 PM   #22
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Plasti Dip spray paint from Home Depor or auto parts store. Peels off when done. Good enough to withstand New England winters on my truck wheels when I lived there.
thats what I would try also
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Old 05-12-2019, 09:48 PM   #23
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I would take off plastic and go get it hydro dipped


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Old 05-13-2019, 06:41 AM   #24
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Camp duct tape or buckfan50 has dipped some
Stuff for me in the past. Good dude to deal with
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Old 05-13-2019, 07:00 AM   #25
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Camp duct tape or buckfan50 has dipped some
Stuff for me in the past. Good dude to deal with
Thank you Sir!
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Old 05-13-2019, 07:00 AM   #26
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Buckfan50 did a camo wrap job on my sons Honda that had faded fenders & it came out great. My son promptly rolled it & busted the plastics afterwards tho.
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