I've seen some quads that had bed liner sprayed on the plastics. I believe they used LineX. It really looked good. I can only imagine how much more durable they would be. Stuff is tough! I wonder if it would get a chalk look after a while. If you like the look, go for it!I've always wondered about rhino lining the plastics.... idk if it would look awesome or really lame.
Have you looked into hydro dipping? I haven't done it myself but it looks pretty cool.Just wondering if any of you paint your plastic or just buy new. If you buy your plastic where is the cheapest to get it? and if you paint yours, how good does it look, and what paint do you use? Thanks.
A couple of guys on another forum did this and while their results were great after they were done, durability suffered greatly. The problem is that plastic isn't porous and the fact that is flexes means that you can't put the right amount of paint on it. If you flex the plastic one way then more paint would be needed to make up the extra space. Flex it back it the other way and you would need to take paint away. Once the solidarity of the paint has been compromised such as a chip or break then the elements start to get under the paint and off it goes. If it were like a plastic chair or something like that where flex is limited the plastic paint will probably work.
I saw a few paint jobs where it looked awesome when they were done but later reported that eventually the paint chipped or flaked off. If you want to change the color of your quad and not worry about constant touch ups just buy different plastics. The color is already molded in.
check out my pics, mine turned out good. I don't think it looks tacky.If the right paint is used, its a great alternative to buying new plastics. it will also cover up a lot of light scratches. Yea it looks a little tacky but for all it costs, who cares! Just be carefull with the pressure washer.