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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-20-2017, 10:27 PM Thread Starter
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1978 KE125 Front Fender

I recently brought home a 1978 KE125. Overall the bikes in good shape for its age. I noticed the front plastic fender has been painted and was curious if anyone had found a good way to refinish it. Since its plastic I'm not sure of a good way to strip the old paint and get the new paint to stick...

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-23-2017, 09:06 AM
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Plastic front fenders for dirt bikes are not all that expensive. If you do want to keep the original, don't use any paint stripped but SAND the old paint off. I am not sure if the original fender was painted if it is plastic. If you paint, buy some primer intended for plastics and paint as well.

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Plastic front fenders for dirt bikes are not all that expensive. If you do want to keep the original, don't use any paint stripped but SAND the old paint off. I am not sure if the original fender was painted if it is plastic. If you paint, buy some primer intended for plastics and paint as well.
Thanks for the reply. I found an idea on Youtube carefully using a razor blade "backwards" to remove the old cracked paint from the fender. I did wind up painting it again with primer and paint supposedly made for plastic, time will tell. It turned out nice though. Now I'm on to swapping out 39 year old tires.....Good Times!
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