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    Question PAINTING - Need lots of help!!!!

    I have a 1996 polaris SLX 780

    I need to repaint the whole ski. I want to paint it black, and accent it (the hood) green.

    I have two problems in doing this.
    1. I have never painted a ski/car before just rattle caned a few ATV Parts.

    Could someone please supply detailed step by step instructions on how to accomplish this.

    2. I need all black accents (red/purple wont look so good)

    I have found seat covers, hydro turf, as well as a black grab bar, but I cant find black bumpers, or a handlebar pad, and sponsoons.

    Does anyone know where I can get any of these parts?


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    Maybe this will help, you can also use the search option.
    http://greenhulk.net/forums/showthread.php?t=115794

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    Ive painted various plastics myself but never a whole ski.
    Unless you are skilled with a paint gun, there is a good chance that you will blow paint everywhere.
    One option you may want to consider is doing all of the prep work yourself and taking it to Maaco. Ive done that several times in the past with good results. 80% of the success of a paint job is in the prep work. Maaco can lay the paint down smooth if you prep it for them. Just my .02.

    They can do the job fairly quickly so I would think that youll be in and out of there for only a few hundred bucks.. You can true the bottom yourself too...

    good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by koryk View Post
    I have a 1996 polaris SLX 780

    I need to repaint the whole ski. I want to paint it black, and accent it (the hood) green.

    I have two problems in doing this.
    1. I have never painted a ski/car before just rattle caned a few ATV Parts.

    Could someone please supply detailed step by step instructions on how to accomplish this.

    2. I need all black accents (red/purple wont look so good)

    I have found seat covers, hydro turf, as well as a black grab bar, but I cant find black bumpers, or a handlebar pad, and sponsoons.

    Does anyone know where I can get any of these parts?
    Try finding some pro 785 stuff, it is all black, not sure if any other skis based on the sl body style came with black accents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thester71 View Post
    Try finding some pro 785 stuff, it is all black, not sure if any other skis based on the sl body style came with black accents.
    97 sl 1050 is black also

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    Why do you want it to look like a kawasaki?

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    Rub Rail Tip from 785 Lugs

    http://greenhulk.net/forums/showthre...ghlight=bumper

    He's not sure if the seadoo corner and rear piece fit, but the sides do.

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