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Author Topic: Vinyl wrap  (Read 4973 times)

Offline JMar

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Vinyl wrap
« on: Aug 30, 2013, 19:07:18 »
Has anyone here done a vinyl wrap on there bike. I'm thinking about it on my sl.
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Offline treitz

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Re: Vinyl wrap
« Reply #1 on: Aug 30, 2013, 19:26:56 »
I vinyl wrapped my tank and tail section a couple years ago. It held pretty well and was pretty durable. I pulled it off and replaced it with paint last year because I wanted a most specific color.

I worked at a sign shop, so I had a lot of experience wrapping vinyl. It was not easy by any means. I ended up installing the vinyl on the tank in 3 sections... so I had 2 seams running the whole length of the tank.

I show how I did it in this thread: http://kzrider.com/forum/11-projects/421861-79-kz400-cafe

Offline JMar

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Re: Vinyl wrap
« Reply #2 on: Aug 30, 2013, 19:35:12 »
Ok cool yea my pant job is beat and it's not original. I have wrap turn tables I customized my turntables I'm a dj so I under stand how the vinyl wrap works. Just was curious on durability and longevity. Every thing I read say the 3M stuff is real durable. I'm wanting kind of a unique look thinking about bush metal blue vinyl also using some pieces from honda repsol graphics kit. Kinda going for a modern vintage supermoto tracker look on my SL350
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Offline treitz

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Re: Vinyl wrap
« Reply #3 on: Aug 30, 2013, 19:45:43 »
Ya... Worth a shot.

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Re: Vinyl wrap
« Reply #4 on: Aug 31, 2013, 13:41:14 »
I have a buddy who has a wrap on his Aventador. It's held up very well. Easy to change if you want to asbwell.

Offline 1fasgsxr

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Re: Vinyl wrap
« Reply #5 on: Aug 31, 2013, 21:52:40 »
I have the 3M black on the roof of my GTI and it has held up very well for a cpl of yrs...it has dulled out but can be rubbed out to a decent shine...
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=41083.0

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Offline JMar

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Re: Vinyl wrap
« Reply #6 on: Sep 02, 2013, 14:39:36 »
Thanks for the info guys yea i am going to wrap it with the 3M vinyl just trying to pick a color now. Stuck between the dark gray matte or the brush metal blue. Just on tank side covers and headlight bucket then i have some honda repsol cbr graphics im going to work with.
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Offline Slantyface

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Re: Vinyl wrap
« Reply #7 on: Sep 03, 2013, 12:06:09 »
I just picked up the brushed steel for my tank. The stuff looks awesome in person. I'm impressed at the way it mimics texture and reflectivity. The 3M scotchprint is supposed to be easier to lay. My only gripe is that the company I bought it from sent me the 16" x 60" piece with the brush grain going horizontally instead of from top of tank to bottom. Thats not the fault of the vinyl tho...

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Re: Vinyl wrap
« Reply #8 on: Sep 03, 2013, 12:28:40 »
Thanks for the info guys yea i am going to wrap it with the 3M vinyl just trying to pick a color now. Stuck between the dark gray matte or the brush metal blue. Just on tank side covers and headlight bucket then i have some honda repsol cbr graphics im going to work with.
Blue looks great.


Offline Slantyface

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Re: Vinyl wrap
« Reply #9 on: Sep 03, 2013, 13:20:33 »
Does anybody have any pointers to lay this stuff? Ive done thick vinyl before, but it is VERY forgiving. My plan was to bondo the small dings in my tank today, and wrap tomorrow. I was reading online and 3M recommends that you do NOT apply water to the surface before laying the vinyl. Also they said not to use a torch, but to use a heat gun. Anybody have any other tips?