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I live out in the sticks down a few miles of dirt road. Some of my other nicer bikes looked like crap after only a few weeks , and taking care of the paint always seems to end up being a full time job.......to the point where I quit riding them because I don't want to clean 'em. Now, my old wing had surprisingly decent paint for being nearly 30 yrs old......but it's going to hell fast onmy road. Plus, the plastic is getting sun damaged.......so I'm thinking.........



truck bed liner. Saw a jeep yesterday that was done, tub and exterior in bed liner. It looked surprisingly good. He told me he did it with 2 gallons of Herculiner for about 150.00 because he was tired of fixing dings. Now it takes him 5 minutes to touch it up. It makes body work a snap too.



Be an interesting experiment. Kind of a stealth road warrior kind of look.
 

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My ole 1200 is in need of another paint job. I did one two years ago with shaker can primer and then paint and it looked good for almost a year. But now lovebugs and general daily use is starting to show.

All I now, I have just as much fun with my 1200 Goldwing as those who trailer their BIG $$ Harleys to where ever they are going.
 

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On another forum that I am a member of, a guy has his 1100 painted with Herculiner type stuff. If it is ok withhim, I'll bring over a pic to show what it looks like. It may help you decide if you want to go that route.:);):);)
 

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On another forum that I am a member of, a guy has his 1100 painted with Herculiner type stuff. If it is ok withhim, I'll bring over a pic to show what it looks like. It may help you decide if you want to go that route.:);):);)
That would be great! Be nice to see it before I commit.......stuff willl be impossible to sand off for regular paint once I commit.
 

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I'm curious too, just wonder what it looks like....
 

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Hmmmmm..... that might be a good treatment for my SLR. Does the stuff come indifferent colors?And I wonder if itwould stickto that "slick" plastic used on dual sport bikes?
 

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Hmmmmm..... that might be a good treatment for my SLR. Does the stuff come indifferent colors?And I wonder if itwould stickto that "slick" plastic used on dual sport bikes?
Yes and yes........apparently herculiner and other brands of bed liner are pretty popular for KLR's.



I've seen an XR650 painted with Walmart rattle can spray on bed liner........and it looked good. That isn't the same as herculiner, which is a "grip" coating, and has rubber particles in it to give the surface texture.
 

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Popeye wrote:
Wingriderz wrote:
"Honestly, officer, I just didn't see that bike." :?

No kiddin'! This would be great if they made the bed liner material in a highly visible color...like yellow or orange. :p

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Just checked the Herculiner website. It does come in colors other than black, namely red, gray or white. Hmmm...
 

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I've see a couple of trucks done with the rhino liner type stuff and they look pretty spiffy. You can look at the kits on ebay and some folks do their 4 wheelers with it. I wouldn't see a problem doing a wing that way. It would be a very tough finish, no worries at all about having to polish,just hose it off. It would be the best thing for the type of riding you do.
 

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I recently had my truck bed sprayed with Line-X. They can spray it in just about any color you want. The buy auto paint of the color you want and incorporate it into the Line-X material. Looks pretty good if you don't mind the pebbled surface. The stuff wears like iron. I asked about them matching my truck bed color to the truck but it raised the price from $500 to $650 which made me appreciate the color black much more.
 

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Ok guys. I got the ok to use the pic but I have a little problem, my computer isn't letting me log on to the sight so I'm hav ing to use my Blackberry to keep tabs on you, and with that said, I can't load pics. That's the bad news, the good news is I can post links, so here you go.

http://www.forum.classicgoldwings.com/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=659

The wing with the Rhino lining paint is toward the bottom of the page.
 

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I had some pretty trick work done on my KLR with rhino lining. But too much, and you start racking up the pounds. It is pretty tough though, and sticks to about anything.
 

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Ok guys. I got the ok to use the pic but I have a little problem, my computer isn't letting me log on to the sight so I'm hav ing to use my Blackberry to keep tabs on you, and with that said, I can't load pics. That's the bad news, the good news is I can post links, so here you go.

http://www.forum.classicgoldwings.com/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=659

The wing with the Rhino lining paint is toward the bottom of the page.

Wow!



I was only going to do the body pieces....
 

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If I remember right it was bought that way. Take a close look at the wind screen, its made of a wire mesh, I think chicken wire.
 
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