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Plasti-Dip White Colour
« on: March 28, 2013, 08:05:37 PM »
I was hoping to get a few opinions on how a White or Cream color Plasti-dip paint might look on my C5 2011 Black RE. It seems it would make the bike look more retro.... but Im not sure. Maybe some of you have pictures or seen a older RE in White or Cream.
Your helpful suggestions will be appreciated.
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Re: Plasti-Dip White Colour
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2013, 08:44:29 PM »
Olde English White, which is sort of a creamy ivory color, was very prevalent in the 50s and 60s on British machines.
My first Austin Healey Sprite was Olde English White. It's a nice color, but it gets dirty looking very easily.
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Re: Plasti-Dip White Colour
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2013, 11:26:11 PM »

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Re: Plasti-Dip White Colour
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2013, 11:27:50 PM »
if you go ahead remember petrol and plasti dip don't mix. be careful on the top ups.
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Re: Plasti-Dip White Colour
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2013, 04:08:00 AM »
That's a sweet color, especially in a two-tone paint scheme .....
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Re: Plasti-Dip White Colour
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2013, 07:24:27 AM »
Thank you guys for the tips and the pictures, its
Good food for thought...I will keep you posted if I choose to try the Plasti dip...
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Re: Plasti-Dip White Colour
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2013, 01:05:55 AM »
here's a photo of my maroon/chrome/plasti-dip/brown /black/ any other color etc etc.
this might save you the trouble - repent before it's too late !! ::)





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Re: Plasti-Dip White Colour
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2013, 01:19:36 PM »
ordered a few cans of white plasti-dip - once it arrives and i give it a spray - we can see how it looks
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Re: Plasti-Dip White Colour
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2013, 02:08:51 PM »
So, how does this paint hold up in real live use and abuse? I think it looks really nice, but what about durability?
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Re: Plasti-Dip White Colour
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2013, 07:15:50 AM »
its alright just to see how your bike would look in a different color. it doesn't like petrol and a spill will stain it badly so you have to take care.
paint hold on well providing you spray at about the 20 degree Celsius
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Re: Plasti-Dip White Colour
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2013, 01:04:49 AM »
wiped this gas spill straight off -but too late. i suppose it gives it character ???

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Re: Plasti-Dip White Colour
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2013, 07:48:44 AM »
rather than waste the 4 cans of white and another $120 I've decided to spray the wheels on my mx5 instead. Meanwhile I stripped the brown plasti-dip off! Took about 2 hours.
It was on nice and thick and the thicker the paint is the better it is to peel it off.
Giving the plasti-dip a rest now and anxiously waiting it out in Australia for the arrival of the Cafe Racer









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Re: Plasti-Dip White Colour
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2013, 08:49:09 AM »
That's amazing!
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Re: Plasti-Dip White Colour
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2013, 10:18:35 AM »
right on. best thing about it - paint away and when you get sick of the new color -add another or go back to the original.
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Re: Plasti-Dip White Colour
« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2013, 03:18:32 PM »
Old news, perhaps, but here's another look, from David Blasco's blog:

http://www.royalenfields.com/2013/03/custom-color-looks-vintage-on-royal.html

Larger images there.  Looks like the guys in Fort Worth have been busy...




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Re: Plasti-Dip White Colour
« Reply #15 on: April 08, 2013, 03:59:35 PM »
Thanks again guys, The pictures are amazing, I do love the cream color on the bike, But after seeing the pictures of the small gas spill and the effects  :o  It had . Im going to stick with the original colors..I guess the next mod on the bike will be the Hagon shocks..I just managed to put on 3000 Miles on the Bike yesterday whilst Riding it to Murphys, CA.
Looking forward to the upcoming oil change...  ;)
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Re: Plasti-Dip White Colour
« Reply #16 on: April 09, 2013, 10:56:29 PM »
in reference to the gas spill. i just let it dry out for a day or two and resprayed the plasti dip straight over.
only a couple of minutes work and your back to the pre - stained look.
My spill was caused by adding petrol from a container. A petrol bowser refill would be a better controlled job.
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Re: Plasti-Dip White Colour
« Reply #17 on: April 10, 2013, 01:07:25 PM »
for curiosity sake i tried a bit of white plasti-dip paint on the bike today.
in all honesty it didn't look any good at all.
so back to the factory maroon/chrome and this paint will end up on the Mazda mx5's wheels
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Re: Plasti-Dip White Colour
« Reply #18 on: April 12, 2013, 07:35:46 AM »
plasti dip painting the bike is now finished and stripped back to the original color. 
i suppose i had a bit of fun but be warned any one who is thinking about it seriously  my advise is -FORGET IT!!!!!
it holds on fine but you have to be oh so careful on fuel fill up. if you do get a fuel spill on the gas tank you will just have to let it dry and paint over.
i tried to remove the petrol spill on the spot with soapy water and the petrol ate into the dip immediately.
i think if i was chasing a color change for the c5 chrome i'd be better off just buying a new tank and front/rear guards.

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Re: Plasti-Dip White Colour
« Reply #19 on: April 12, 2013, 12:04:31 PM »

i think if i was chasing a color change for the c5 chrome i'd be better off just buying a new tank and front/rear guards.




Or find the right person to repaint it for you.  I usually only charge about $300-$500 to paint a couple fenders and and a tank, depending on the color and the shape that the metal is in.  Not sure what they charge for paint in Australia but I think you could find someone in that ball park of $500 or less.  I'm sure it would cost at least that if you just ordered all new body parts for the bike.

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Re: Plasti-Dip White Colour
« Reply #20 on: April 12, 2013, 12:58:33 PM »
iv'e mainly painted cars but to wreck a perfectly good maroon/chrome tank to change to another color would be a sin.
if i could get a good second hand tank and guards then re-spay in 2pak that could be done for $50 to $80
here in oz about 3 years ago they wanted 6k to do a complete re-spray inside and out on my mazda turbo. the color was originally sunlight silver but the jap version was in white so i thought why not.
the red stripes were added later and in plasti dip. these have held on really well and have been there for 12 months
cost me $650 to do the mazda plus a bit of hard work - actually quite a bit of hard work but a good saving ;)





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Re: Plasti-Dip White Colour
« Reply #21 on: April 12, 2013, 02:12:38 PM »

if i could get a good second hand tank and guards then re-spay in 2pak that could be done for $50 to $80
here in oz about 3 years ago....

That was going to be my other suggestion.  Pick up some used parts and paint them what ever color you want.  If you get bored with it, through the original parts back on and change the color on the parts to something new.

You're Mazda looks good btw.

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Re: Plasti-Dip White Colour
« Reply #22 on: April 14, 2013, 03:27:44 AM »
good idea. if i go ahead with the idea that will be the path i take
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