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post #1 of 6 Old 11-10-2012, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
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Is vinyl wrapping a tricolor even possible with that the red accents on both the tank and side fairings are raised and clear coated over? Im definitely ready for a different look but sanding and painting is an expensive venture.
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My vinyl on my VTX is opaque, yes, even the windshields which are hole-y like that on truck rear windows, so yes it can be done. The problem at least for what I've had done on my bike is that the vinyl is fairly thick and curves may prove problematic with the compound curves that are required to completely cover our bikes, that said, if you are trying it yourself and have no experience, I'm making that assumption because you asked, it can be an exercise in futility. There may be thinner vinyls available than what I've had my little bit of experience with, in which case then it could be easier. Very careful heat application, did I say very careful heat application? I tried with a heat gun and got a little to hot, it melted like old fashioned film in home movies. The guy that printed most of the graphics on my VTX does full vehicles, but gets very well compensated, and I'm fully convinced that it is well worth the money.


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Yep it's easy enough to do, you will still notice any raised lettering etc under the vinyl. Practice makes perfect .
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All the stickers can be removed with the exception of the Honda wings that are under the clear coat on the tank. I removed the other warning labels off the tank and the fairing stickers with only a heat gun very easily. If you don't they will show up through the vinyl. I put a full vinyl wrap on my bike and it was very difficult to install. If you've never done it before it pays to have a proffesional do it. Good luck!

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All the stickers can be removed with the exception of the Honda wings that are under the clear coat on the tank. I removed the other warning labels off the tank and the fairing stickers with only a heat gun very easily. If you don't they will show up through the vinyl. I put a full vinyl wrap on my bike and it was very difficult to install. If you've never done it before it pays to have a proffesional do it. Good luck!


I know I'll have this bike for a few years and id love to make it my own. I love to see peoples wraps, do you have any pictures?
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I bought a 2011 black CBR. I haven't finished the tank yet but here's pictures of how it currently looks. I ordered the wrap from bikeskinz.com
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File Type: jpg wrapleftside.jpg (24.5 KB, 78 views)
File Type: jpg wraprightside.jpg (112.4 KB, 115 views)

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