Originally Posted by Shredder
I have to keep reminding myself that eventually I'll be painting on paint not plastic. That's a strange concept for someone like me who's new to this stuff.
Took it to the mountains yesterday - it performed flawlessly.
This all depends on if you remove the stripes, and while sanding you cut thru the paint. And yes they are typically painted over the plastic. I have only done a few and my no means an expert at motorcycles but from what I have seen they are painted plastic and no difference than the zillions of plastic car parts that I have painted.
But if you sand thru the paint and clear then you will need to put some primer over that plastic before you paint. Anyway you look at it, it's no big deal.