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"plum crazy purple" sportsman 800

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:21 am
by micgre01
Here are pics of my daughter's sportsman that I bought off craigslist for $50 dollars. I replaced one switch and bought new Gruber batteries and a Schumacher charger for it.

I had a local auto body supply mix up dodge's 'plum crazy" purple, then put it into 2 aerosol cans and 2 aerosol cans of U-POL clear, plus some scuff pads and as much free advice as they would give!!

-3 light coats of SEM(39133) flexible primer surfacer, plus 2 coats of the purple base coat, and 2 coats of the clear

-2 custom minnie mouse license plates from battman2036

-2 10w LED eagle eyes for headlights, and 3 pink LED lights from oznium for the taillight, all hooked to a pink lighted on/off switch

-connections from a UBS battery back-up for the battery and charger connections.

Re: "plum crazy purple" sportsman 800

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:30 am
by iDz Bowl
Very nice job! Those are tough to take apart, but well worth it! We've had ours running 24v's for about a year and it's still solid.

Re: "plum crazy purple" sportsman 800

Posted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:48 am
by toycrusher
I'm green with envy! :mrgreen:

Dodge has all the most ridiculous awesome colors! The plum purple and their lime green are my favorites. If you don't mind me asking, how much did you have to cough up for the automotive paint?

Re: "plum crazy purple" sportsman 800

Posted: Wed May 07, 2014 1:04 pm
by micgre01
Sorry I am just now getting back online, busy season at work.

Thanks guys for the comments. It was quite of bit of work to take apart and paint and clear but the smile on my daughters face and her friends at the birthday party was all worth it.

I have $125 in paint(adhesion promoter, paint and clear) and supplies(scuff pads, alcohol to wipe down, and tack cloths)