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|04-27-2019 07:28 AM|
Ha, mine will hit the powder coater in the winter as well. Not now! Just trying to decide what other pieces to add to it when it goes. I like the bedliner idea, but not sure I want to pull the arms to do that. Could do it in place I suppose, but I somehow always miss masking something when I try that and get over spray on exactly what I don't want to even when it is covered nicely.
I have some Polaris flat touch up paint which I bet matches "good enough", but still would rather find a local option. Have a bunch of other things to finish first, but will surely post some pics of the transition when I get it closer.
|04-27-2019 01:28 AM|
|fonz3482||That is exactly the way I like to go through and atv when I buy it. I pull all the plastics so I can fully see everything, I give the whole atv a good once over and before it goes back together everything gets cleaned to my best abilities. For the black powder coated wear items I had a decent idea. I was thinking of running a straight line of tape right across the whole lower control arm. Then sand, prime and paint the spot that wears out with spray on truck liner.... that stuff is a flat or satin black and it may take a pretty good beating. Otherwise it just have to be powder coated again. So for now it think I may try the bedliner thing because I’m not sure I want to dissemble it and send stuff out to the powder coating place. That is more of a winter project.|
|04-26-2019 08:29 AM|
|Deephaven||Yes. Same exact situation here. Bottom of the a arms are both longer powder coated and a few other spots on the frame and such. Last night I washed the gas tank and areas that you can't see once the plastics are on. Mine is in pieces to check out completely as well. New to me, which means I don't trust the condition until I have wrenched on it. The other positive about disassembling is that it makes it way easier to know what to carry for tools.|
|04-26-2019 02:09 AM|
I haven't looked into black touch up paint yet. When you say painted parts are you talking about the frame and a-arms? I didn't notice any other painted parts that I can recall. I did see some areas on the frame that could use some touch ups and my lower a-arms the powder coat is worn off the bottoms of the arms pretty good. I kinda decided last night to tear the machine down and give it a thorough cleaning.. I know it may seem nuts to do, but that is what I have done to any used machine I've bought in the past. It allows me to give the machine a good check over while cleaning it up and improving its appearance at the same time.
|04-25-2019 10:12 PM|
|Deephaven||Looks good. Just bought one myself and had planned on doing the same. Did you find black touch up paint that matches the painted parts?|
|04-25-2019 02:11 PM|
Testing some plastic cleaning procedures...
Hey everyone, this afternoon I decided to try working on my plastics. I just bought this 700xx and the plastics are really bugging me. I know they are probably in normal condition for the year but I’m really meticulous with my stuff and I like my “toys” to look good! So what I did was clean the rear fender area quick. I then buffed the fender using Meguiar’s ultra cut compound. I then followed that by waxing and buffing that off. Overall it came out ok I think and I guess I’m just going to have to live with the deep scratches and gouges unless someone else has some other method to try... so here are the results..