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KucharskiPaul 10-20-2011 06:13 AM

DIY Color change using 3M Car wrapping Vinyl
 
After two years of riding my blue 2006 DL650 I decided to change its color into white mat. I've found great alternative for painting: 3M Carwrap Vinyl. After few hour I've found shop in Poland selling this stuff. I bought piece 2m x 1,5m and started my work.

First I had to deliver vinyl to my friends garage. It wasn't easy but Vee can also be used as truck :thumbup:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-n...0/CSC_0155.JPG

Here are some photos before wrapping:

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-M...2/CSC_0156.JPG

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-2...0/CSC_0157.JPG

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-K...0/CSC_0158.JPG

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-W...0/CSC_0159.JPG

Tools that I needed:

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-g...0/CSC_0160.JPG

Step 1.
Remove all fairings, remove all stickers and clean fairing surface.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-O...0/CSC_0161.JPG

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-I...0/CSC_0163.JPG

Step 2.
Cut vinyl about 10cm more than fairing. Heat it with heating gun and wrap.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Y...0/CSC_0162.JPG

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-m...0110801202.jpg

Step 3.
Stick new stickers. I decided to buy stickers with my individual project: 2011 DL650 White with aditional logo "Adventure"

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-e...0/CSC_0164.JPG

Step 4.
Assembly all fairings.

Efects:

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-K...0/DSC_0166.JPG

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-0...0/DSC_0169.JPG

Orange turn signals weren't looking good on white Vee so I replaced them with white.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-j...0/DSC_0170.JPG

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-G...0/DSC_0171.JPG



https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-q...0/DSC_0172.JPG

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-r...0/DSC_0173.JPG

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-C...0/DSC_0174.JPG

Everything took about 14 hours. I hope you like it.
Paul

AviatorTroy 10-20-2011 06:25 AM

Amazing!

Yooper_Bob 10-20-2011 06:26 AM

Looks awesome!

Can the wrap be removed without damaging the original paint?

kopeli 10-20-2011 06:32 AM

Congratulations Paul..great job:super

How much did the V-Strom Adventure Stickers cost?

KucharskiPaul 10-20-2011 06:42 AM

Vinyl can be removed in 15min without any damage for paint. So next year when white will be boring for me I can change it in deep black mat, or Military green or just have blue Vee again.

Set of stickers costed about 160PLN -> 40euro -> $55

rgoers 10-20-2011 09:02 AM

Very nice job! Looks fantastic!!!

I used the clear film to protect the usual wear-areas on my frame and engine covers. Never thought about the colored stuff to change the color of the bike. Great idea you had there...

Wolfgang55 10-20-2011 09:52 AM

Good job Paul

You know that wrap is also a good scuff protector when testing the mounted knobbies. :clap

Bollocks 10-20-2011 10:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KucharskiPaul (Post 17115655)
After two years of riding my blue 2006 DL650 I decided to change its color into white mat. I've found great alternative for painting: 3M Carwrap Vinyl. After few hour I've found shop in Poland selling this stuff. I bought piece 2m x 1,5m and started my work.

First I had to deliver vinyl to my friends garage. It wasn't easy but Vee can also be used as truck :thumbup:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-n...0/CSC_0155.JPG


https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-r...0/DSC_0173.JPG


Everything took about 14 hours. I hope you like it.
Paul

Wow, thats very nice.

TorontoDude 10-20-2011 10:51 AM

would you happen to have the proper 3m part number you used?

fritzcoinc 10-20-2011 10:59 AM

Did you mist the surface with water before putting the wrap on and then squegie water out?
I am amazed you streched the wrap around the tank like that.
I have a fairing that could use taht treatment.
How do you think it would stick over fairly deep but smoothed out scratches?

Maggot12 10-20-2011 11:13 AM

Very impressive. :clap Wasn't expecting those results when I first read the title. :lol3

What is the part on the trunk lid.

Thanks for sharing.

showkey 10-20-2011 02:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maggot12 (Post 17117576)
Very impressive. :clap Wasn't expecting those results when I first read the title. :lol3


Thanks for sharing.


+2 on ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Usually2Up 10-20-2011 07:58 PM

+3 ^^^^^^^ very cool! :clap

fritzcoinc 10-21-2011 05:48 AM

here's an idea, can you get the material printed a solid color to match the bikes color?

TorontoDude 10-21-2011 06:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fritzcoinc (Post 17123395)
here's an idea, can you get the material printed a solid color to match the bikes color?


you might be able to get it printed, but it's a specialized skill that only some shops will have.

You can go to the 3M site, they have a large array of colors and finishes available.


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