Plasti-Dip a bike frame

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Re: Plasti-Dip a bike frame

Postby bikerector » February 10th, 2013, 7:15 pm

As with most things involving rattle cans, surface prep will be very important. I know of a few guys who would do something similar with motorcycles but used the spray on/brush on truck bed liner. It looked pretty cool and the truck bed liner stuff is very durable. It costs much more than plasti-dip though. It was cheaper than painting, and easier, and was more likely going to stay longer.

For mtb'ing, I don't think plasti-dip would hold on well enough in areas that get hit by rocks/gravel etc. I've used it at work some for adding grip to clamps and it lasts about a month or so. It's cheap and easy to apply which is why we continue to use it.

I think it would work somewhat, but there are better alternatives. Re-applying it once a year would have would keep me from doing it, I wold probably pay the extra and get it powder coated which should last considerably longer.
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Re: Plasti-Dip a bike frame

Postby TenSpeed » February 10th, 2013, 7:21 pm

I think that I will give it a go. The most it will be is a roll of painter's tape, some newspapers, a can of the dip which is like $8, and a few hours. If it doesn't hold up, I will peel it all off, and that will take minimal time.
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Re: Plasti-Dip a bike frame

Postby xcrdr » February 10th, 2013, 9:50 pm

It's crazy stuff. He did some on my Chevy Bowtie on my grille. Stays put but you can peel it off and it does not make a mess. Should be cool. Also, he doesn't put the bike on a frame rack anymore no no prob there. Maybe crashing and scrubbing on a tree might scuff it. Will be fun to see how it lasts.
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Re: Plasti-Dip a bike frame

Postby Roy » February 11th, 2013, 8:01 am

Maybe paint the whole car, just before next winter. ( long term it might stain the paint or damage plastic trim)
No need to wash your car all winter. Turn a beater into super cool.

Would it work on fabric? endless possibilities for:

Cool, super hero stuff!
A bat suit, maybe?

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Re: Plasti-Dip a bike frame

Postby balexander87 » February 11th, 2013, 9:35 am

ChrisInYpsi wrote:
balexander87 wrote:I was thinking along the lines of waterproofing a DIY frame bag. Would allow a beginner to work with a less expensive material without the danger or ruining a pricey, waterproof fabric like X-Pac. Just get some cheap ripstop nylon, make your bag, then coat it with this stuff. Might be able to do it with the bag inside-out to make it more of a liner.

Of course, this is all if if works on fabric...

http://www.bikehacks.com/bikehacks/2011 ... ating.html


Awesome! That's exactly what I was thinking! Kind of reminds me of rubberized canvas, just lets you choose a lighter weight base material.
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Re: Plasti-Dip a bike frame

Postby KLydesdale » February 11th, 2013, 10:14 am

Roy wrote:Would it work on fabric? endless possibilities for:

Cool, super hero stuff!
A bat suit, maybe?



Plasti-dip is commonly used by movie prop departments and amateur costume makers for just such applications.
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Re: Plasti-Dip a bike frame

Postby TenSpeed » February 13th, 2013, 2:16 am

Anyone that has ridden with me knows that I don't ride hard enough, or ride crazy enough to damage my bike like that.
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