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01-26-2015, 02:27 AM,
#16
RE: 1100 classic/custom gas tank question
        I finally Got my 2006 v star 1100 Classic delivered today. I bought it in a Repo
Auction. In the pictures it looked like it had a flat black paint job,
but to my surprise when I got it today I noticed it's painted with Plasti
Dip. That's crazy, I've never even heard of it till a couple of days
ago, and now I have a bike covered in it. I peeled it off on the tank
where it was rubbed off by the seat, and on the left rear fender where the auction decal was. The decal wouldn't come off without lifting up the Plasti Dip. To my surprise the paint underneath is Silver Metal Flake, which happens to be one of my favorite colors.
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01-26-2015, 02:47 AM,
#17
Re: 1100 classic/custom gas tank question
That's awesome! So you found a bike with seemingly dull, dirty, scuffed up paint job and... Surprise! A nice shiny metallic flake painted bike with a finish that was protected by plastidip.

Although people must be aware that some guys use plastidip to "hide" cracked paint or bad scratches on the finish when they sell the bikes. Hopefully you got lucky and that blue paint is intact!
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01-26-2015, 03:49 AM,
#18
RE: 1100 classic/custom gas tank question
(01-26-2015, 02:47 AM)pablotech1 Wrote: That's awesome! So you found a bike with seemingly dull, dirty, scuffed up paint job and... Surprise! A nice shiny metallic flake painted bike with a finish that was protected by plastidip.

Although people must be aware that some guys use plastidip to "hide" cracked paint or bad scratches on the finish when they sell the bikes. Hopefully you got lucky and that blue paint is intact!
Yeah, this was a repo, and I don't know why it would be coated. The bike is in excellent condition. Unfortunately I can't talk with the previous owner to find out what the deal was. It also didn't come with a key either, so I have to deal with that too. The carbs are off and in a box. They look "terrible". The butterfly's don't even open. I'm not sure if I should rebuild them myself, or send them to a shop for a rebuild. I've never done it before, and don't think I want to tackle that. It might be cheaper to buy a known working pair off of eBay, and throw them on. I'm going to have them jetted for pods. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
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01-26-2015, 04:16 AM,
#19
Re: RE: 1100 classic/custom gas tank question
(01-26-2015, 03:49 AM)Dreamweaver Wrote:
(01-26-2015, 02:47 AM)pablotech1 Wrote: That's awesome! So you found a bike with seemingly dull, dirty, scuffed up paint job and... Surprise! A nice shiny metallic flake painted bike with a finish that was protected by plastidip.

Although people must be aware that some guys use plastidip to "hide" cracked paint or bad scratches on the finish when they sell the bikes. Hopefully you got lucky and that blue paint is intact!
Yeah, this was a repo, and I don't know why it would be coated. The bike is in excellent condition. Unfortunately I can't talk with the previous owner to find out what the deal was. It also didn't come with a key either, so I have to deal with that too. The carbs are off and in a box. They look "terrible". The butterfly's don't even open. I'm not sure if I should rebuild them myself, or send them to a shop for a rebuild. I've never done it before, and don't think I want to tackle that. It might be cheaper to buy a known working pair off of eBay, and throw them on. I'm going to have them jetted for pods. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

I just rejetted my carbs last week, I'm doing pods too. Got all the info from wkb and some of the guys here on the forums, great help. The whole process was fairly easy but my carbs were in prefect working condition.

I'm not to sure I'd tackle the rebuild myself either. If I had an extra set of carbs as spare I guess I would but I wouldn't wanna waste a lot of time if I didn't know I could do it for sure.
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01-26-2015, 06:15 AM,
#20
RE: 1100 classic/custom gas tank question
(01-26-2015, 04:16 AM)pablotech1 Wrote: I've got my eyes on a set of carbs on eBay for close to $200. I think it would cost me close to that to have someone rebuild mine. I'm gonna call around to see what they charge around here. Do you know what jets or needle sizes you have? Do you have factory pipes or aftermarket pipes. I have Roadhouse Slipons I'm putting on. I don't know if jetting for the slipons and the pods is different than just jetting for the pods only. Do you know?
(01-26-2015, 03:49 AM)Dreamweaver Wrote:
(01-26-2015, 02:47 AM)pablotech1 Wrote: That's awesome! So you found a bike with seemingly dull, dirty, scuffed up paint job and... Surprise! A nice shiny metallic flake painted bike with a finish that was protected by plastidip.

Although people must be aware that some guys use plastidip to "hide" cracked paint or bad scratches on the finish when they sell the bikes. Hopefully you got lucky and that blue paint is intact!
Yeah, this was a repo, and I don't know why it would be coated. The bike is in excellent condition. Unfortunately I can't talk with the previous owner to find out what the deal was. It also didn't come with a key either, so I have to deal with that too. The carbs are off and in a box. They look "terrible". The butterfly's don't even open. I'm not sure if I should rebuild them myself, or send them to a shop for a rebuild. I've never done it before, and don't think I want to tackle that. It might be cheaper to buy a known working pair off of eBay, and throw them on. I'm going to have them jetted for pods. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

I just rejetted my carbs last week, I'm doing pods too. Got all the info from wkb and some of the guys here on the forums, great help. The whole process was fairly easy but my carbs were in prefect working condition.

I'm not to sure I'd tackle the rebuild myself either. If I had an extra set of carbs as spare I guess I would but I wouldn't wanna waste a lot of time if I didn't know I could do it for sure.
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01-27-2015, 12:52 AM,
#21
1100 classic/custom gas tank question
@vstarcowboy. lol the longest I've had it on has been 6 months. but I know people who have sprayed vehicles and its lasted years. just depends on how thick and even it is applied.

the current black that I have showing is over white with pink stenciling. a few months ago I figured out how to do an embossed look using the plastidip over the stenciling. [Image: 61559daead68969ff7d176ea212d0393.jpg]

As long as the base layer of plastidip is thick (4-6 coats) I haven't had an issue peeling off when I sprayed over with a lite coating of regular spray paint.


KimSnot aka Pasti-dip Freak

Ride: "Gracie" 2007 Road Star 1700. 2014/2015 President STAR Chapter 224, El Cajon, CA
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01-27-2015, 01:03 AM,
#22
1100 classic/custom gas tank question
@dreamweaver
I have a nice working set of carbs for sell if you decide to go that route
Let me know
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01-27-2015, 02:42 AM,
#23
RE: 1100 classic/custom gas tank question
(01-27-2015, 01:03 AM)Maustarman Wrote: @dreamweaver
I have a nice working set of carbs for sell if you decide to go that route
Let me know
How much do you want for them? You can PM me if you want.
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