Lugage Bag paint - K-Bikes.com - Excellence in Motion
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old May 13th, 2010, 12:42 pm Thread Starter
Noob
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: East Montpelier, VT, USA
Posts: 12
Lugage Bag paint

Is it possible to paint the Luggage Bags or any way to clean them. Looks like something stained it and not sure if cleaning would work.

Thinking of painting Black, any type of special paint needed or just good can of spray paint?

Thanks.
Nuttymopar is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old May 13th, 2010, 5:15 pm
Veteran
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: , SoCal., USA
Posts: 1,507
A picture would be nice, but let me suggest:

Maybe they are sun bleached.
Try treating the pannier boxes and all the flat black on your bike with 303 Aerospace Protectant.

Another tricky way to bring the black color back to sun-bleached plastic (like a bumper cover) is to run a good hair dryer or heat gun over & close to the surface. You can see this done on YouTube.
I would paint them as a last resort.

Bruce C
'04 K1200RS Capri Blue(totaled)
2008 Triumph Sprint ST
brucecha is offline  
post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old May 13th, 2010, 8:11 pm
Veteran
 
Papilio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Posts: 1,163
paint

I have tried these methods , not satisfied. My ride/boozing partner rubbed his back and obtained the correct paint. Finish looks like they just come out of the factory. If you want a run down on the technique let me know and I shall quiz him. Preparation is everything. I think he would have downed a case of beer just rubbing them back.
Papilio is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old May 14th, 2010, 2:30 am
Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: , , UK
Posts: 3,750
These bags are ABS plastic which is pretty inert to most paint coatings (won't stick).

You have to treat them like plastic car bumpers, but even then you would probably need to get the bags done at a paint shop where they would have the right etching primer for ABS plastic.

As others say, the black bags are pigmented plastic and unless I was deliberately looking for another color match, I would see how far I could go first without painting.



Never pay again for live sex! | Hot girls doing naughty stuff for free! | Chat for free!
voxmagna is offline  
post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old May 14th, 2010, 3:02 am
Member
 
nigeldav's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Leamington Spa, , United Kingdom
Posts: 82
Painting Bags

I had mine done and works out fine. You need to find a auto paint shop the deals with painting plastic parts, in the UK there are several that specialise in motorcycle bodywork which these days is nearly all plastic.

The end result is probably not quite as durable to scratching as original finish but i had mine done 3 yrs ago and they still look pretty good

If you are in the UK i can give you the contact details of the folks who did mine

cheers

Nigedav

Roads - the best ones always connect nowhere with nowhere and have an alternative that is quicker
nigeldav is offline  
post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old May 14th, 2010, 7:51 am
Rookie
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: goshen, ct, usa
Posts: 32
i refinished the side cases on my RT using SEM textured spray finish #39853
it is used in the auto body shops to refinish bumpers and dashboards
i have since sold the bike so i do not have photos.
it readily adhered to the surface without primer , i think you could prime if you want , but the paint shop said i did not have to . they can be left black or then painted to match the bike
i left mine black the texture is achieved by how heavy you apply and at what distance the nozzle is from the work surface . i did some practice spraying on some old plastic coffee containers before spraying the bags.
looked very much like the factory texture finish
about $20 a can at most automotive paint supply shops
bke7 is offline  
post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old May 18th, 2010, 2:47 pm Thread Starter
Noob
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: East Montpelier, VT, USA
Posts: 12
THANKS for the replies, Just got back from vacation (Caribbean). I think they are in very good shape so it isn't high priority for me right now. Mostly riding...

One does have some slight fade to it like something spilled on it or something. I might try rubbing the heck out of them first since it is black plastic.

Thanks again.
Nuttymopar is offline  
post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old May 18th, 2010, 4:42 pm
Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: , ,
Posts: 2,680
You sure that fade isn't due to some sort of wax?

Try using some WD-40 on a rag and wiping that into the surface and see what happens. Works wonders on BMW black stuff and even gets rid of fuel spills and leak stains.


Mack
GMack is offline  
post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old May 18th, 2010, 7:27 pm
Noob
 
DELTA_K12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: 32049 Herford, NRW, Germany
Posts: 2
Thumbs up BMW Original Panniers

I purchased a pair of panniers off ebay last year the lid on the right one had a scuffed/scrapped corner, but I got them cheap and I wanted to paint the lids the same colour as the bike anyway. Started this work Sep 09.
1. I first drilled out the pop rivetts so as to work on the lids alone.
2. Sanded down the damaged area and filled with filler re-sanded prepaired for paint.
3. Ordered cans of spray paint 400ml cans from ebay paint shop plastic primer (clear coat), gray primer/undercoat, BMW top coat paint Frost Blau II-Met code No.464 and Marakeschrot II (Red) code No.392. Transparent/Clear top coat. If your not sure of your bike colour ask your BMW dealer they are normally happy enough to tell you which colour and code you need for your bike.
4. I then used\masking tape (low tack tape) to mask the seperate colours from each other.

After a brief practice on some cardboard boxes to find the best distance to spray from the paint went on with only a couple of runs which were later sanded down and sprayed again.
It takes time so don't rush. I then placed/stuck black 2mm pin strip between the 2 colours before starting the clear coat again light coats are called for and some practice is needed to get a nice smooth finish. The black tape became unstuck in some places so I am thinking of getting a pin strip brush to complete this task by hand.

I need to do a repair job on the corner that need repairing before as the panniers rubbed against the garage wall while moving the bike this winter. Just waiting for some warm weather to get started again.
Just give it a go if you mess it up you can always take it to the spray shop pro to sort it out!

Last edited by DELTA_K12; May 18th, 2010 at 7:31 pm. Reason: add pictures: Unable to add pictures???
DELTA_K12 is offline  
post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old May 18th, 2010, 7:46 pm
Noob
 
DELTA_K12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: 32049 Herford, NRW, Germany
Posts: 2
Painting Panniers Part 2 - The Pictures

Part 2 The pictures of the painted panniers on the bike. The top box is next! Oh! and a spare left and right fairing (also an ebay damaged cut price deal)!!!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	18102009216.jpg
Views:	53
Size:	1.17 MB
ID:	12097   Click image for larger version

Name:	18102009217.jpg
Views:	39
Size:	1.06 MB
ID:	12098   Click image for larger version

Name:	18102009218.jpg
Views:	32
Size:	980.8 KB
ID:	12099  
DELTA_K12 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the K-Bikes.com - Excellence in Motion forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Paint code for dark graphite metallic Falconfire K12/1300GT (Next Gen) 6 Oct 21st, 2014 4:36 pm
!987 K-100RS paint color OldGeezer Other K-Bikes Discussion 2 Aug 2nd, 2008 6:43 am
How to paint your bike in only 10 months frisco99 K1200RS/GT (Classic) 8 Nov 10th, 2007 9:10 pm
Help with Paint Code for Deep Metallic Blue d_rambie K12/1300GT (Next Gen) 9 Apr 23rd, 2007 8:29 pm
how to strip the paint off the abs? frisco99 K1200RS/GT (Classic) 11 Jun 23rd, 2006 4:39 pm

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome