Heidi's 1997 BMW F650ST doesn't really look like it is 15 years old. Thanks in part to its styling, low miles, and the great care from its previous owners. However, one part was showing its age. And that was the integral city bags.
Use light coats when spraying, and since the garage was kinda cold I kept the can in the house between coats. I put on 5 coats total, and moved the bags into different positions between each coat to get all the surfaces. I didn't tape off anything, including the BMW roundels. One of the cool things of Plasti Dip is that you can peel it off. All, or even just a part of it. After I was all done, I just used a fingernail to pull up and peel off the Plasti Dip from the roundels. The finished product as you can see is a real nice matte black finish to the bags.
You can still see a little line from the freedom stickers that I couldn't clean off the bags before I PlastiDipped them, but now they look like almost new bags. And as a bonus, if the bags get scuffed up somehow, you can just clean that area and spray a patch of Plasti Dip back on that area and it blends in.
It was a fun, quick winter project and now I'm thinking of doing the wheels next, and Darryl Reemtsma is thinking of doing his whole R1200GS in the camo colors.