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    Painting the knee pads ...

    Has anyone attempted to paint the rubber knee pads ? I was looking at them carefully and they are painted from the factory. I was thinking of using some sort of bumper paint which is flexible and give it a try. What do you guys think ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by MIARider View Post
    Has anyone attempted to paint the rubber knee pads ? I was looking at them carefully and they are painted from the factory. I was thinking of using some sort of bumper paint which is flexible and give it a try. What do you guys think ?

    the pad, or the plastic around the pad?

    My pads were black with silver plastic...and I painted my plastic a flat black...

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    I used this on the grab handle... worked great! I'm going to try it on the green pad of the seat cowling.

    I'll let you know how it works... waiting for it to warm up a bit.

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    im talking about the rubber pads, Danny yours are black. i want to paint my silver ones black aswell.
    Quote Originally Posted by Danny View Post
    the pad, or the plastic around the pad?

    My pads were black with silver plastic...and I painted my plastic a flat black...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MIARider View Post
    im talking about the rubber pads...
    Armondo... the pad on the seat cowling is the same material as the knee pads you are talking about. With any luck I will be painting one of them this weekend. If it works out without peeling I'll let you know.

    Jeff

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    Quote Originally Posted by MIARider View Post
    Has anyone attempted to paint the rubber knee pads ? I was looking at them carefully and they are painted from the factory. I was thinking of using some sort of bumper paint which is flexible and give it a try. What do you guys think ?
    Should work fine. Icerat4 has painted his grab bar, and his steering pad with no issues.

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    thanks alot Jeff, let me know how it turns out.

    Quote Originally Posted by 05Limited View Post
    Armondo... the pad on the seat cowling is the same material as the knee pads you are talking about. With any luck I will be painting one of them this weekend. If it works out without peeling I'll let you know.

    Jeff

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    I used Krylon Fusion to repaint some parts on my Polaris when I had it, that stuff works great. It holds up to a quite a bit of flex and adheres very well to plastic.

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    OK, I used the Krylon Fusion on the seat cowling pad and it worked out great. I can squish it in with my thumb about an inch and the paint complies easily with the indentation. I think the key to having it look "real" is to apply two very light coats... don't use to much or it starts to fill in the pours and looks shiny.

    Now, as for durability, I'll have to wait until I abuse it with a couple of superman maneuvers.

    Armondo, this paint should work well on your knee pads.

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    thanks Jeff, im going to go buy some right now. Where could I get that paint ? homo depot

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