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    warm weather 24/7 melloyellow-RXP's Avatar
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    painting handle bar covers?

    my handle bar covers are looking kinda old and I wanted to freshen them up what would you guys say is the best approach to tackle this ugly problem ? thanks- charles


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    there's a thread about freshening up black plastic with a heat gun. Think it's in the how to section. I've had great success with black magic's back to black. Might take a few coats, but it looks awesome!

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    thanks pauly do you know if I could be done with a blow dryer ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by melloyellow-RXP View Post
    thanks pauly do you know if I could be done with a blow dryer ??
    Dont think it will make enough heat...
    a SMALL propane torch might work...

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    Quote Originally Posted by b_dolla44 View Post
    Dont think it will make enough heat...
    a SMALL propane torch might work...
    yea ima give it a try this weekend can i pick up back to black at the auto zone?

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    Yes sir....

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    +1 on the hair dryer. I picked up a heat gun at harbor freight. I've used it forever, and it works like a champ. I think it was $9. Well worth it for the average home owner.

    Walmart also has back to black. It's cheaper than autozone!

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    i uesed a plastic paint adhesive that was about $14 a can and worked great..you will be able to do more than just your covers..got it from overtons

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    yeah I painted mine on my 99 GSX ltd you need to find the spray paint used for plastic got my at auto paint supply house cost was about 18 a can but with a little prep work it will turn out like new make sure you clean and sand the pad before spraying you can also use a primer to give the new paint something to hold on to

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