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 Post subject: Let's black out that Ruck - with pics
PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:00 am 
I figured I'd finally give back to the Ruck nation with a little DIY project.

Have you ever looked at your Ruck and realized that the bare aluminum just isn't cutting it? Well fret no more. Plasti Dip isn't just for dipping your brake levers, it's for frame coating! Now I have to give some credit to mnnthbx because without his post on dipping his brake levers I would've never came across this stuff.

Story goes I saw his pictures and realized ' I wantz '. I run down to Lowes and say 'hey, buddy...where's that plasti dip?!'. He tells me he's got it in a dip can and a spray can BUT they have more colors and lower prices at a nearby Mexican market. BOOYAH! (keep in mind I can help you with the process, but I can't help you find a Mexican market that sells cheap Plati Dip :popcorn: ) So I buy a can from the Lowes guy because he deserved it and bought out the markets inventory; black, white and I may have even got a clear can.

NOTE - This stuff is advertised to peel right off if you'd like. In this case it doesn't come off unless you want it to. I've been running it for months and it hasn't word at all. Because you do have the option to take it off if needed/wanted I sprayed directly over the stock stickers and the VIN. I simply took a picture of my VIN before covering it in case it's ruined in the process...something I can't comment on yet since it looks so great I never redid it. :popcorn:

So now we come down to putting it on. My Dad sold paint supplies to auto body shops nearly my entire life and along the way taught me all of what I know about not only cars, but paint and it's lengthy tough process. Luckily...you don't need to know any of that jargon to use this stuff.

Step 1 - clean bike
Step 2 - tape off bike
Step 3 - spray, wait, spray, wait

No primer, no scuffing, no labor. This stuff is just amazing. You don't need nice even coats. Simply spray and spray until it covers...then spray more! The more you spray the thicker the coat is. Keep in mind this is the same stuff that covers the handles of your pliers and various other tools and that's got a very thick coating. A coating that's 100x thicker than a paint job.

This stuff is the best thing I've run across since Simply Wow. If you know what that is and know where to get it please let me know!
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Please, ask any questions you may have. Also, if you want to judge/hate feel free. This is a censor free internet. :banger:

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 Post subject: Re: Let's black out that Ruck - with pics
PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:39 am 
looks cool...
keep us updated on how long it lasts before it starts peeling.

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 Post subject: Re: Let's black out that Ruck - with pics
PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:43 am 
How often ya figger you're gonna have to respray the tires? :lol:

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:44 am 
its a hassle to take off especially around corners..i sprayed my whole car with that thing lol :highfive:

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:47 am 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:22 am 
The more I look in to this stuff, checking out application/removal videos on YouTube and whatnot.... I want this stuff.... and I want it now! As much as I think silver is the correct color on the Big Ruckus, I do really want to paint mine (and not yellow!). However, I am terrible at painting, and I don't want to completely rip my scoot apart to paint it (I lack the know-how).

Hidden edges shouldn't be a problem, ya think? I also wonder how well colors would mix, if I could do a fade, or just simple striping.

Hmmm......

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:41 am 
thekhmer wrote:
its a hassle to take off especially around corners..i sprayed my whole car with that thing lol :highfive:


pics or i call bs

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:51 am 
darrylsawyer1989 wrote:
thekhmer wrote:
its a hassle to take off especially around corners..i sprayed my whole car with that thing lol :highfive:


pics or i call bs

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 Post subject: Re: Let's black out that Ruck - with pics
PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:39 am 
darrylsawyer1989 wrote:
bad ass


Thanks boss :banascoot

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The more I look in to this stuff, checking out application/removal videos on YouTube and whatnot.... I want this stuff.... and I want it now! As much as I think silver is the correct color on the Big Ruckus, I do really want to paint mine (and not yellow!). However, I am terrible at painting, and I don't want to completely rip my scoot apart to paint it (I lack the know-how).

Hidden edges shouldn't be a problem, ya think? I also wonder how well colors would mix, if I could do a fade, or just simple striping.

Hmmm......


Hidden edges are a breeze...simply spray more! :highfive:

Now I'm not sure how colors mix or any of that, but the black and white straight from the cans work flawlessly. This stuff is so easy a child could apply it.

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its a hassle to take off especially around corners..i sprayed my whole car with that thing lol :highfive:


pics or i call bs

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original color is white
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I like it. Did it look good when clean? And why did you remove it?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:36 am 
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Hidden edges are a breeze...simply spray more! :highfive:

What I meant was an edge in the plasti dip, as I won't be able to spray on to the back side of the frame tubing while the scoot's still in one piece. It's gotta end somewhere, I suppose...

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:55 am 
LancerSykera wrote:
beerhalffull wrote:
Hidden edges are a breeze...simply spray more! :highfive:

What I meant was an edge in the plasti dip, as I won't be able to spray on to the back side of the frame tubing while the scoot's still in one piece. It's gotta end somewhere, I suppose...


I thought so too, but you get as much as you can. I taped off what I could and sprayed from under and inside. You can reach most of the frame without taking much apart. I simply removed the seat and floorboard. In my case there's no white showing and no wear/tear/peeling. I'm 4+ months in and it still looks brand new.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:12 am 
my buddy used spray on bed liner for pickups on his front frame. keep us updated on this

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:47 am 
looks cool ... LOVING the blue tires ... i want some!


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:29 am 
MySonHasARuckus wrote:
my buddy used spray on bed liner for pickups on his front frame. keep us updated on this


I actually wanted to do the same, but this was my temporary fix which turned permanent because of how well it worked. :highfive:

touchdowntodd wrote:
looks cool ... LOVING the blue tires ... i want some!


Thanks! Innova discontinued their colored tires a while back so if you are looking for them keep your eyes opened. They pop up used here and there. I got lucky to get these here on the forum for cheap.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:46 pm 
I want to say that they make a green too almost like a grabber green its pretty badass!

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