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11-11-2015, 11:19 AM, (This post was last modified: 11-11-2015, 11:21 AM by Kimsnot.)
#1
My addiction to PD
Omg I joined a few dip pages on Facebook. Now I'm really having problems. I have been introduced to mixing pearls to paint and top coat.


While I like the outcome with the kaleidoscope chameleon. I don't love it. [Image: 430aeb37ed6ac49797d25597064e2b9a.jpg]


I have found 2 products that I'm thinking about of course these all use Plasti Dip products ( other then the pearls but they are PD compatible)

1st idea is base white then add some medium shade of pink ribbon graphics or flames then spray clear coat with these pearls added

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2nd idea is to spray completely light pink with simple pinstripe and then spray clear coat with violet ghost pearls. (Picture is over a blue base but was told light pink would still give desired effect)

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I've already ordered a spray setup so I can get away from the rattle cans.

Anyone have constructive suggestions about mixing/using clear coat with pearls? I figure I'll get some scrap pieces of metal or a speed shape to experiment on.

once I get comfortable with the spray gun I have a few people who want me to dip their bikes. [SMILING FACE WITH OPEN MOUTH]







Kimberly aka Queen of Plasti-Dip Freaks.
Gracie 2007 RoadStar 1700
2015 STAR Chapter 224 President, El Cajon CA
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11-11-2015, 01:05 PM, (This post was last modified: 11-11-2015, 01:10 PM by Maustarman.)
#2
My addiction to PD
That's awesome Kim!
I've sprayed pearls and flakes a couple of times...
It definitely was more work than my normal clear..
The part that you have to be careful with is that when spraying straight clear you can use a fine spray with multiple coats and avoids runs or orange peals etc.
When a spraying with pearls you have to use a heavier setting for the pearls to be able to pass through the gun therefore the chances of runs are higher.

Ps:
I'll be doing my first plasti-dipped bike after thanksgiving.
Picked up a HD that is white so it definitely needs some color added to it.
Will be asking for advice from the Queen :)
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11-11-2015, 02:57 PM,
#3
My addiction to PD
Thanks @Maustarman I'll be hitting you up for advice once it all arrives.

In January I'll be heading up to Sacramento for another week long training hopefully we can get together for a ride.


Kimberly aka Queen of Plasti-Dip Freaks.
Gracie 2007 RoadStar 1700
2015 STAR Chapter 224 President, El Cajon CA
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11-13-2015, 05:29 AM,
#4
RE: My addiction to PD
don't you get tired of taking your bike apart over and over?
Ride to work. Work to ride.
i make motorcycle videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/whitedevil2/videos
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11-13-2015, 02:40 PM,
#5
My addiction to PD
Lol @ bevo1981 no way. Since I park out in the fresh air I like to pull Gracie apart to clean her from top to bottom every 6 weeks when I change her oil.

Plus Snot decided the grass was greener at her dads house so I have a lot of free time to focus on cleaning and riding Gracie.

@Maustarman. How much clear coat do you think it would talk to give Gracie 2-3 coats? Don't want to mix to much with the pearls just to have it sit and maybe go bad.


Kimberly aka Queen of Plasti-Dip Freaks.
Gracie 2007 RoadStar 1700
2015 STAR Chapter 224 President, El Cajon CA
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11-13-2015, 02:57 PM, (This post was last modified: 11-13-2015, 02:57 PM by Maustarman.)
#6
My addiction to PD
@kimsnot,
Well... It depends if you are planning to clear on top of PD to take it off sooner rather than later 2 coats are good... If the idea is to go a year or so with the clear in there... at that point 3 will be better.
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11-13-2015, 04:04 PM,
#7
My addiction to PD
@maustarman. I can get quart or gallons. I'm guessing I'll need more than a qt does that sound right?


Kimberly aka Queen of Plasti-Dip Freaks.
Gracie 2007 RoadStar 1700
2015 STAR Chapter 224 President, El Cajon CA
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11-14-2015, 02:18 AM,
#8
My addiction to PD
A quart will do it...
I normally can clear 3 bikes with a gallon so...... Yes a quart should be enough
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11-14-2015, 07:58 AM,
#9
My addiction to PD
@maustarman Awesome thank you


Kimberly aka Queen of Plasti-Dip Freaks.
Gracie 2007 RoadStar 1700
2015 STAR Chapter 224 President, El Cajon CA
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11-20-2015, 08:30 AM,
#10
My addiction to PD
Great just my luck. PD's Spray 50 (CA compliant) Clear Top Coat is only available in gallons. Guess I will have extra left over for my next project.

I found a local place to pick up a can of PDS Camo Pink and the Panther Pink which is more like a dark pink/purple.

I want to know where one would use this camo color. If I was to do Gracie in this color fender to fender - WOW I'd have to hand out sunglasses everywhere I go. Maybe it's the clean true white base that makes the pink POP!! Lol
[Image: 981644c87a2ea3b04c6b8333b83fb5c5.jpg]

I'm still deciding which I'm going with the Purple Pink night shade pearls or the Violet Satin Ghost pearls. For the price I ordered both, one for now and the other for next time.


Kimberly aka Queen of Plasti-Dip Freaks.
Gracie 2007 RoadStar 1700
2015 STAR Chapter 224 President, El Cajon CA
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11-20-2015, 12:55 PM,
#11
My addiction to PD
Hi Kim
Nice design there :)

Question
How much PD to cover all the Tins?
I'm about to star buying the PD ... I'm just going for all black and the glossifier on top
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11-22-2015, 10:09 PM,
#12
My addiction to PD
Well since I use rattle cans it takes 5 to get nice even coats.

I'm figuring 1/2 gallon will give me plenty given the fact that I'm new to using a spray gun.

Might be best to call "dip your car" they sell Plasti dip and from what I have read they will help with any questions and can help with knowing how much you need.


Kimberly aka Queen of Plasti-Dip Freaks.
Gracie 2007 RoadStar 1700
2015 STAR Chapter 224 President, El Cajon CA
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01-06-2016, 06:40 PM, (This post was last modified: 01-06-2016, 07:37 PM by Kimsnot.)
#13
My addiction to PD
Yes I'm at it again

UPS just dropped off my Plastidip spray 50 clear coat. Now if this damn rain would go away I'm ready to mix my Pin-up pink pearls and give Gracie her new look. The silver on the cases should end up purple and the white pink with just spraying the one pearl. I'll use the Wisteria purple next change up. I can't wait to try this for the 1st time.

[Image: 9ea6ba006701be2d41b9f05a625c1200.jpg]

New tank design

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Front fender design
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White should be close to this pink and a lighter purple then this since this is over black base and I'm doing silver
[Image: f410316693bcf53179caa1591787e6d3.jpg]
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01-07-2016, 12:43 AM,
#14
My addiction to PD
Oh boy oh boy ... That's going to look awesome !
Can't wait to see it finished
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01-07-2016, 01:56 AM, (This post was last modified: 01-07-2016, 01:57 AM by Kimsnot.)
#15
My addiction to PD
@Maustarman this weather is killing me. I hope yours is better. San Diego actually had a tornado and tsunami warning today.

Once it warms up and the humidity drops I'll be in heaven and I'll get started on Gracie. I'm a bit worried about using the top coat since I've never used the preval sprayer that I'm going to use but I figure if I do cases first I can practice till I'm comfortable. I'll post pictures once I start.


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Gracie 2007 RoadStar 1700
2015 STAR Chapter 224 President, El Cajon CA
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