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Any body got any suggestions on how to remove the paint from one of these k75 plastic fender/mudguards?

I'm thinking paint stripper might be too much for the plastic?


Plastics - paint stripping, What is recommended? K75_mu10


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Plastics - paint stripping, What is recommended? Ir-log11 88....May contain nuts!Plastics - paint stripping, What is recommended? Ir-log11

"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." - St. Augustine from 1600 years ago & still true!

Bike: K100LT 1988. 0172363. AKA the Bullion Brick! Mods: k1100 screen and stands.
K1: 1990. 6374189. Custom Stealth Black paint.
    

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Its organic paint so water is the solvent I'm told, must be a safe paint stripper for it, though I used wet 600 grit chasing a dogs tooth marks and went right through to the fender so the paint isn't that thick, went through in no time


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Stripper is too much for most of us at our age.....


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 106,950 miles Deceased.
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 Alaska Blue 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell Now 37,190 miles
1996 K1100LT 0233004 Lohengrin Mystic Red 38,000 miles.
    

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I have just finished painting the front guard on the K75RT and had to sand the original paint as I was told not to use any stripper. You will need to use a special primer on the plastic so the paint doesn't react with the plastic. It's called an adhesion primer and is clear, goes straight onto the plastic.
When I sanded the front guard on the K1100 it had 9 colour coats plus primer and clear for each coat, took a few days and all the finger prints to do it.


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Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


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Safest way is to use wet and dry. Paint stripper as opposed to the other type of stripper may be too harsh. Then again the the other stripper may be harsh as well.


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1983 K100 basic vin 0003960 colour red  GONE
1987 K100RT vin 0094685 colour, orange peel, sorry, pearl..GONE
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@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:Stripper is too much for most of us at our age.....

Speak for yourself .......pass the heart meds!


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Plastics - paint stripping, What is recommended? Ir-log11 88....May contain nuts!Plastics - paint stripping, What is recommended? Ir-log11

"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." - St. Augustine from 1600 years ago & still true!

Bike: K100LT 1988. 0172363. AKA the Bullion Brick! Mods: k1100 screen and stands.
K1: 1990. 6374189. Custom Stealth Black paint.
    

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@RicK G wrote:....... had to sand the original paint as I was told not to use any stripper.
Bu$$€r! Thats what I was afraid of. Think I'll get a replacement as there is a kink in that one and it's never going to be perfect.


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Plastics - paint stripping, What is recommended? Ir-log11 88....May contain nuts!Plastics - paint stripping, What is recommended? Ir-log11

"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." - St. Augustine from 1600 years ago & still true!

Bike: K100LT 1988. 0172363. AKA the Bullion Brick! Mods: k1100 screen and stands.
K1: 1990. 6374189. Custom Stealth Black paint.
    

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Now I am confused....what is kinked and was it kinked before we started talking about strippers?


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1983 K100 basic vin 0003960 colour red  GONE
1987 K100RT vin 0094685 colour, orange peel, sorry, pearl..GONE
F800R black
    

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Looks good to me.  Plastics - paint stripping, What is recommended? 112350


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Brake fluid.
There are many types of plastics so test a small area out first.


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1989 K100RT     VIN  0097367 (naked)  
1996 K1100RS   VIN  0451808
  Plastics - paint stripping, What is recommended? Austra12    Fuel:  95 Octane
Engine Oil: Nulon Full Synthetic 15W50
Gear Box Oil:  Nulon Synthetic 75W90
    

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88KE wrote:
@RicK G wrote:....... had to sand the original paint as I was told not to use any stripper.
Bu$$€r! Thats what I was afraid of. Think I'll get a replacement as there is a kink in that one and it's never going to be perfect.
I can see it's not sitting square and if plastic does that it is hard to fix and probably not worth the time


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"Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


Bikes 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki
    

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@RicK G wrote:
88KE wrote:
@RicK G wrote:....... had to sand the original paint as I was told not to use any stripper.
Bu$$€r! Thats what I was afraid of. Think I'll get a replacement as there is a kink in that one and it's never going to be perfect.
I can see it's not sitting square and if plastic does that it is hard to fix and probably not worth the time

Stripper.......Kink......Hard.....

Must have been drinking this stuff....  https://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/P-650.aspx


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 106,950 miles Deceased.
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 Alaska Blue 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell Now 37,190 miles
1996 K1100LT 0233004 Lohengrin Mystic Red 38,000 miles.
    

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@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:


Must have been drinking this stuff....  https://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/P-650.aspx

That's very small for it's age.....I'll take 2 !


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Plastics - paint stripping, What is recommended? Ir-log11 88....May contain nuts!Plastics - paint stripping, What is recommended? Ir-log11

"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." - St. Augustine from 1600 years ago & still true!

Bike: K100LT 1988. 0172363. AKA the Bullion Brick! Mods: k1100 screen and stands.
K1: 1990. 6374189. Custom Stealth Black paint.
    

Stan

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You Irish confuse me...are you planning to drink the paint stripper?
I found it confusing when I was in Ireland in 1996. The speed signs were being changed to metric, but my hire car had an imperial miles speedo....it is all right officer I was only doing 100.


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1983 K100 basic vin 0003960 colour red  GONE
1987 K100RT vin 0094685 colour, orange peel, sorry, pearl..GONE
F800R black
    

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ainsjac wrote:You Irish confuse me...are you planning to drink the paint stripper?
I found it confusing when I was in Ireland in 1996. The speed signs were being changed to metric, but my hire car had an imperial miles speedo....it is all right officer I was only doing 100.

Did you add the 100kph on the left hand sign to the 50mph on the right hand sign and convert to imperial giving a total target limit of 112.2 mph? Works for me anyway...but I'm good with numbers  :geek:


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Plastics - paint stripping, What is recommended? Ir-log11 88....May contain nuts!Plastics - paint stripping, What is recommended? Ir-log11

"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." - St. Augustine from 1600 years ago & still true!

Bike: K100LT 1988. 0172363. AKA the Bullion Brick! Mods: k1100 screen and stands.
K1: 1990. 6374189. Custom Stealth Black paint.
    

TacKler

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88KE wrote:
@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:


Must have been drinking this stuff....  https://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/P-650.aspx

That's very small for it's age.....I'll take 2 !

Stop it...  Dan Murphys has Lagavulin 16 year old on special till midday tomorrow for AUD80.  That is an absolute bargain and $10 cheaper than duty free.  I recently purchased a bottle on special for $85.  Sad Normal retail is around $105. 

For those are not up to speed on their whiskies, it is an Islay heavily peated single malt Scotch Whisky.  Rich and smokey.


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I was camping in France in a little place called Orouet which would be on the route down to La Rochelle. Met these English guys who also had kids with them. Anyway they decided to have a water pistol fight with our lot. Was fine until we went to our camping trailer and took out some serious powerwashers Supersoakers which I had packed without telling the kids. So they invited us over to try some Scotch and it made us feel at home......peaty to the last and awesome. Took the after effects while to diminish.

But, in Ireland a bad whiskey is often referred to as paint stripper. Sometimes it comes with a name 'Paddy' on the bottle. It's kept in houses in rural Ireland for cakes and baking and the not liked visitors. The liked ones would be served a Powers Gold Label.


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 106,950 miles Deceased.
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 Alaska Blue 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell Now 37,190 miles
1996 K1100LT 0233004 Lohengrin Mystic Red 38,000 miles.
    

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