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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-04-2012, 10:49 PM Thread Starter
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Blacking out the Storm even more

I'm on the fence and looking for opinions. I have a glossy black (sort 0f) Storm. I'm thinking that I may take the entire exhaust system from the manifold to the end of my short TORS and having them ceramic coated. I have started to see a few HD's and others with aftermarket blacked out pipes and I think I'll like it. Anyone else don it or thinking of doing something like that?
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I'd love to do that to mine ... matte black rules! If you get it done, please post some pictures!

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Here in Argentina it's very common blacking out everything with vinyl. That way, you even preserve and protect the original paint for the day you want to go back to original state. Who does it, can even cover very difficult surfaces by using heat.
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Vinyl is a great idea - I've done it with some of my Thunderbird parts to black them out. Especially if I'm not sure I want the part blacked out permanently. The neat thing is you can just peel it off if you want to.

I'm probably going to do my front fork lowers that way ...

Wouldn't work well on the exhaust though unless you like melted puddles of vinyl

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Well for sure the vinyl will not work on the pipes. Maybe somewhere else. I do want to coat my dresser bars black too. Maybe I'll start there. I never done anything with Vinyl I'll have to dig around and find out where to get it and that sort. Thanks for your input Eskerinola and Draeger.
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The easiest way to do it is to use this stuff:

http://www.plastidip.com/home_solutions/Plasti_Dip

If you search Youtube for 'Plasti Dip' you'll find people doing vehicle rims, logos and all sorts of other stuff, including motorcycle parts.

You can brush it on, but the easiest and best result is the spray can - you just spray it on like black spraypaint, let it dry and if you don't like it... peel it off!

Good luck and don't forget to post some pics

Here are a few pics of what I've done to my regular Tbird to black out some of the chrome ... sorry the lighting is lousy in my garage.

This one is my rear fender supports and rear signals done in Plasti Dip, belt cover and luggage rack powdercoated.


The tank chrome and headlight have been black powdercoated. The front signals and lower yoke are Plasti-Dipped



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Thanks Draeger! Your mods look great!
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I didn't like the 'cheap' plastic look of the tank console and decided to wrap it in Di-Noc carbon fibre wrap to give it a bit of a different look. Wanted to get the chrome console cover but didn't like the price and I like to make my bikes mine anyway. Gotta admit it took a while to cut out the wrap and match the lines and all, (thought I could do it in one piece! WRONG!!) and honestly would give the project a B+ maybe, but it's a great look and I've received pretty positive reviews on it.
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I just made most of my Tbird covered in black semi matte 3M IJ180 CV3. After this week end I'll be able to report as to how it withstood the heat.
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I didn't like the 'cheap' plastic look of the tank console and decided to wrap it in Di-Noc carbon fibre wrap to give it a bit of a different look. Wanted to get the chrome console cover but didn't like the price and I like to make my bikes mine anyway. Gotta admit it took a while to cut out the wrap and match the lines and all, (thought I could do it in one piece! WRONG!!) and honestly would give the project a B+ maybe, but it's a great look and I've received pretty positive reviews on it.
I am a chrome lover myself but I have to admit the work you have done to this bike is cool. That console surround looks as good as any carbon finished part that I have seen and compliments the overall look. Very well done to you.

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