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Very nice!

I've thought about doing that too - it would be nice to have panels that match the yellow on my pineapple 2up.
What kind of paint did you use? It looks like maybe it was Krylon Fusion from the picture.
Did you use any plastic adhesion promoter?

It would be cool if you could post pictures of your Spark with the painted panels installed.
 

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Not tacky. Make sure it says it is for car seats/vinyl.
Sprayed first coat light second coat heavier. After out on lake I did notice a spot that was not covered that well and just touched it up. No issues.

On the side pods and top of handle bar I used plastic coat. It does come of or rub off. I just touch it up as needed and looks good. Plastic coat is cool cause you can peel it off with no residue if you don't like it. But it would never work on a seat or anything that gets scuffed.
 

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Not tacky. Make sure it says it is for car seats/vinyl.
Sprayed first coat light second coat heavier. After out on lake I did notice a spot that was not covered that well and just touched it up. No issues.

On the side pods and top of handle bar I used plastic coat. It does come of or rub off. I just touch it up as needed and looks good. Plastic coat is cool cause you can peel it off with no residue if you don't like it. But it would never work on a seat or anything that gets scuffed.
interesting, I wonder how that plasti-dip stuff works on the panels, I think a green/black spark would look pretty **** cool. Or a Red/Black one
 

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I'd say vinyl is the best way to go about it, even finish and you get a lot of colors to chose from, plus applying vinyl isn't that hard. A simple Google search of DIY's will make you feel confident in doing it yourself.
 

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Do you spray only the visible side off the panels or the whole thing? Im thinking if you don't spray the whole thing, you're gonna have a place where the layer of dip is very thin, therefore making it hard to peel off.


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I used fusion and cleaned with mineral spirit. Result is not bad. Not 100% happy about the result. I ordered Matte Black 3M vinil to cover instead.

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I'd say vinyl is the best way to go about it, even finish and you get a lot of colors to chose from, plus applying vinyl isn't that hard. A simple Google search of DIY's will make you feel confident in doing it yourself.
Do you mean applying vinyl fabric (like found in car seats) with contact cement?
I'll bet that would look very nice! They even come in all kinds of colors and textures. The best part would be that it would be a lot more resistant to fading, wear and tear.
I redid the insert on the handlebars on my GSX with black textured vinyl I bought at the local craft store.
The red part of the handlebars is painted plastic (It was badly faded before painting but it was originally red). So far it has lasted fairly well but comes off very easily with minor scrapes and bumps.
 

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I did my panels in red protect-dip (Canadian off brand) and it looks pretty nice! It a honda red, I'm going to install them tonight after work. I'll post pictures!
 

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There is my paint job (On the left) Painted it with red "Protect Dip". Its basically a canadian off brand of plasti-dip sold at canadian tire. It definitely makes the spark look more unique and my buddies know it's me rippin' around from across the channel!
 

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