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I finally found that liquid rubber I had been looking for. So I removed my clutch and brake levers, polished them with the dremel drill, and then dipped them in the rubber. Now I have nice black grips on mirror finish levers. While I was at it, I took off my carb to engine boots, polished the metal parts, taped it up real good, then dipped them in the liquid rubber too. Brand new rubber on my boots!! They look like new.



As I take things off to fix them or replace them, they will get polished so that eventually my entire bike gleams.
 

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What is the brand of this liquid rubber you speak of? I am wondering what kinda madness and trouble I can get into insert evil laugh here
 

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What is the brand of this liquid rubber you speak of? I am wondering what kinda madness and trouble I can get into insert evil laugh here
It is called plasti-dip. It's used to make handles for wrenches and things. You can get it at home improvement stores, and I agree, the stuff is fantastic.
 

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What is the product called and where did you find it? Last time I went out looking for it, I came home empty handed.

Sounds nice to have in the shop for this and that. Do you know if it holds up to heat?
 

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It is called plasti-dip. It's used to make handles for wrenches and things. You can get it at home improvement stores, and I agree, the stuff is fantastic.


Thanks for the information. I'll check next time I'm at Home Depot or Lowes.
 

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How did you do the carb to engine boots? Yeah it sounds simple to just dip them in but i'm thinking that would get the stuff where you don't really want it in the carb boot. I suppose tape would cover that because I doubt the stuff likes gas. Or did you brush it on? Got a picture?
 

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You can't just tell us you polished your grips and did all this fancy stuff without pictures!  I'd like to see the carb boots also.  When you're dipping this stuff, are you dipping directly into the can, pouring it into another container, what?
 

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I'll try to get some pictures up soon. I am going out of town tomorrow and will be gone for several days though. My nephew is graduating Air Force boot camp and I am going to be there for his ceremony.



I had to pour the liquid rubber into another container to dip it. I used duct tape to cover the bottom of the boot and the area where the strap goes. I dipped it, then waited about 5 minutes and then dipped it again. One time usually leaves scabby looking areas so it needs a double dip. The duct tape sealed the inside of the boots and when I took it off I used an exacto blade to cut the new rubber so it didn't try to tear with the tape. I let the boots sit over night well, hang actually, so they'd be fully cured before I put them back on.



And that's about it. When I get back from Texas I will upload some pics so everyone can see.
 

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I might have to invest in this stuff...... sounds like it could be a lot of fun when I am putting my bike back together...
 

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I'll try to get some pictures up soon. I am going out of town tomorrow and will be gone for several days though. My nephew is graduating Air Force boot camp and I am going to be there for his ceremony.



I had to pour the liquid rubber into another container to dip it. I used duct tape to cover the bottom of the boot and the area where the strap goes. I dipped it, then waited about 5 minutes and then dipped it again. One time usually leaves scabby looking areas so it needs a double dip. The duct tape sealed the inside of the boots and when I took it off I used an exacto blade to cut the new rubber so it didn't try to tear with the tape. I let the boots sit over night well, hang actually, so they'd be fully cured before I put them back on.



And that's about it. When I get back from Texas I will upload some pics so everyone can see.




Is this "Plastic Dip" fairly heat resistant?



I have used some brand in the past that got quite soft near heat sources.



Just wondering.



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I finally found that liquid rubber I had been looking for. So I removed my clutch and brake levers, polished them with the dremel drill, and then dipped them in the rubber. Now I have nice black grips on mirror finish levers. While I was at it, I took off my carb to engine boots, polished the metal parts, taped it up real good, then dipped them in the liquid rubber too. Brand new rubber on my boots!! They look like new.



As I take things off to fix them or replace them, they will get polished so that eventually my entire bike gleams.




What I don't seem to get is why polish the grips if you were just going to cover them with that stuff anyhow?
 

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What is the product called and where did you find it? Last time I went out looking for it, I came home empty handed.

Sounds nice to have in the shop for this and that. Do you know if it holds up to heat?




Got any Harbor Freight stores where your at? They sell plasti-dip at harbor freight and I saw it at Menards once I think. I guess you could buy it online if you really wanted it and couldn't find it anywhere else.



I have only used it on tool handles. It dosn't seem like it would hold up to heat great but idk i have been wrong before.
 

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Ah! Good idea re-coating the carb boots! Mine were cracked and resealed with some kind of plastic goop that looks like it was gobbed on the day I bought it. I'll have to give this a try. Thanks!
 

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What I don't seem to get is why polish the grips if you were just going to cover them with that stuff anyhow?




Not polishing,, cleaned old paint & "stuff" to bare metal so plasti-dip will ad·here better.. like preparing for paint.



 

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Specs for Plasti-dip

PDF Here...



says up to 200 degrees.. so grips should be ok.. will try..


It probably wouldn't work well on the carb intake boots. The temperature in that area has got to be hotter than 200 degrees. I should check with a laser thermometer. It would suck to look down and have a nasty black dripping mess all over your motor during a ride.
 

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I had some cracks in my carb boots and used plasti dip and a small brush to fill just the cracks. That was 20,000 miles ago and it is still holding up.
 
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