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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-06-2016, 10:28 AM Thread Starter
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Plastidip on Hogcovers

Spray on Plastidip is a great thing! It is tough, it self levels, it is easy to apply additional coats and best of all, you can peel it off. The attached picture shows some before and after results of a clear saddle bag lid protector (Hogcover) coated with this stuff. I did not like the clear look on my black MC. Now the saddlebag lid is protected from boots, etc. and the protector is coated and itself protected with the Plastidip.

I could have just coated the lid itself, but I already had the clear Hogcovers.
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Nice, but probaably wouldnt look too good on a vivid black paint job unfortunately. GF is always hitting mine with her boot


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Nice, but probaably wouldnt look too good on a vivid black paint job unfortunately. GF is always hitting mine with her boot
I totally agree with it not looking good on vivid black. The clear coat they use on vivid black is the absolute softest CC I have ever dealt with.Way softer then BMW jet black, and that CC has given detailers nightmares for years!
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Yeah, never been impressed with the quality or durability of Harley paint. My Wide Glide had all kinds of delamination. Had it repainted under warranty through an independent painter.


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They have to use a different clear on the vivid black from my experience. I have compounded and polished out my buddy road glide, same year but red. I had to use a compound on that bike to get the swirls out. My bike, 3D polish and a white pad and its done. It is also very finicky for what type of polish.
I use a lot of Menzerna polishes and they do not play nice with the vivid black, why who knows. Even tried their finishing polish on a new pad and I couldn't get it where I wanted it. But, this is the reason why I have so many types of polishes. What works good on 1 vehicle might not work on another. Be to easy if you could just grab one and go with it.
If you get a chance try the 3D polish do it. I use it with a machine and it is easy to work with and leaves the finish so glossy its crazy. Probably my favorite finishing polish as of now.
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Nice, but probaably wouldnt look too good on a vivid black paint job unfortunately. GF is always hitting mine with her boot
Sounds like it is about time for a new girlfriend.


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Spray on Plastidip is a great thing! It is tough, it self levels, it is easy to apply additional coats and best of all, you can peel it off. The attached picture shows some before and after results of a clear saddle bag lid protector (Hogcover) coated with this stuff. I did not like the clear look on my black MC. Now the saddlebag lid is protected from boots, etc. and the protector is coated and itself protected with the Plastidip.

I could have just coated the lid itself, but I already had the clear Hogcovers.
You could also just spray the Plasti-Dip Glossifier on that black paint. Then you won't have the Matte Finish. The Glossifer would protect your Harley paint and it will be clear. When you don't want it anymore simply just peel it off.
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Nice, but probaably wouldnt look too good on a vivid black paint job unfortunately. GF is always hitting mine with her boot
My GF hits mine too. Truth be known, I sometimes do too. That is why I had the Hogcovers in the first place. The clear looked like s..t on the black bike. The matte black looks better IMHO and I can just take the cover off if I want to be shiny. I might try the clear Plastidip and see what happens.

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