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Old 12-04-2013, 12:51 PM   #1
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vinyl wrap vs paint

Hey everybody,
In my noob state, I thought I would start a thread on Vinyl wrap as I recently used it on my spirit 750 nc2 bobber conversion and was extremely happy with the results. I have read lots of threads about flat black and satin black, clear coated and otherwise, everyone seems hung up on how hard it is to clean. I wrapped my fenders and covers in 3M Di-noc carbon fiber vinyl wrap. Its 3 d and matt black.
Ill attach a pic or two. You basically stretch it on with a heat gun. You tube has lots of videos on how to. Anyways, they make it in satin black and flat black and both are super easy to keep clean.
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Old 12-04-2013, 04:34 PM   #2
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Not bad!
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Old 12-04-2013, 05:11 PM   #3
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don't look bad.. but i still believe vinyl's for houses paints for rides.. lol
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Old 12-04-2013, 06:47 PM   #4
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Thanks guy.

Yeah I had a hard time deciding to wrap it but after a friend wrapped his entire mustang I decided to go for it. You can get any print imaginable, real flames graphics brushed aluminum, cammo... Anything.
Check out: http://powersportswraps.com. , they have a pretty good selection.

It's also a lot cheaper than paint, I did both fenders and side covers for $60.
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Old 12-04-2013, 11:34 PM   #5
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I've got a batwing on my vtx that I thought about having one of the local advertising wrap companies do up . Just never pursued it because I never came up with a design I liked or had any idea of the cost .
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Old 12-04-2013, 11:45 PM   #6
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I've seen a few wraps on bikes and the problem is there are just too many curves n the tank and fenders for it to do well, I've never seen one that looked great. Granted the effects are unlimited, the problem is just with getting to lay down right and not look cheap.
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Old 12-05-2013, 03:44 PM   #7
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Hey

Yeah wingman you can do it yourself for about $30 if your willing to watch a few how to videos. This was my first time and it turned out great.
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Old 12-05-2013, 03:53 PM   #8
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Bald eagle,

I think this stuff has really come a long way. The 3m Carbon fibre wrap I used is notorious for being the most difficult to use since it's made for architecture ie flat surfaces and had a 3 d pattern. This was my first time wrapping and I turned out great

. If your going to do it you have to get your head around the fact that it's not a sticker but more like Sarahn wrap, you just have to heat it and stretch it over stuff. With the carbon Di-noc I wouldn't try my tank but fenders are no problem.

The other wraps are way easier to work with. Guys are wrapping everything now and it looks exactly like paint. In the case of flat black I think it looks better.
I actually saw a bike at the motorcycle show last year that looked like someone had spent thousands on real flames paint, it was a wrap done with $200 in materials.

Check out you tube... Lots of good videos.
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Old 12-05-2013, 08:30 PM   #9
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im glad u like the stuff.. but i out grew stickers a long time ago lol
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Old 12-06-2013, 04:04 PM   #10
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Ha, We'll thanks a lot custom crazy,
I was going to start a thread about all the mods I did using silly string, sparkle glue and temporary tattoos but never mind then
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