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Old 05-24-2012, 10:49 AM   #46
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You have to remember too, that "Wrap Cast" vinyl is different than regular sign vinyl, which won't work for color changes. I have about 4 yards of Graphite and Carbon Fibre to do my V-Strom in the coming weeks. Mrs and I own a Vinyl Business, and my Vee is our first venture into the wrapping.

The wraps are made to be taken off and on during application and the adhesive is set by heat. Because the vinyl is also able to be stretched, applications over things like helmets are totally possible, although extremely time consuming and aggravating.

If I have enough Carbon Fibre left over, I'll cover and old helmet for you FFs to show you how its done.
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Old 05-24-2012, 07:07 PM   #47
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Thanks, learned something new! Nice change to the strom too.
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Old 05-24-2012, 11:35 PM   #48
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You have to remember too, that "Wrap Cast" vinyl is different than regular sign vinyl, which won't work for color changes. I have about 4 yards of Graphite and Carbon Fibre to do my V-Strom in the coming weeks. Mrs and I own a Vinyl Business, and my Vee is our first venture into the wrapping.

The wraps are made to be taken off and on during application and the adhesive is set by heat. Because the vinyl is also able to be stretched, applications over things like helmets are totally possible, although extremely time consuming and aggravating.

If I have enough Carbon Fibre left over, I'll cover and old helmet for you FFs to show you how its done.
The adhesive sticks just fine w/o heat, the heat is more just to shrink around corners (or stretch as the case may be).
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Old 05-25-2012, 12:07 PM   #49
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I also went onto 3M's site and started looking around.....they have some of that stupidly bright white fabric tape if you were so inclined to get it sewed into or onto your jacket. It has me thinking even with the Hi-viz yellow I will buy next....couldn't hurt to add some well placed stripes for night riding. I don't ride that much at night any more but did last night, Out in the country this time of year...it gets awfull dark and as I am at the moment in all black.....it gives them cages nothing to look at!
Your local marine supply store has highly reflective sticky tape approved by the Coast Guard for water rescue.
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Old 05-26-2012, 09:30 AM   #50
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I redid the (yellow) DRZ with some scraps from work. $free.99

Plus some sharpie... she's about 75% done right now

Nice work

As the spouse of a Prius owner I commend you

(I claim no ownership of said golf cart)
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Old 05-26-2012, 11:34 AM   #51
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Nice work

As the spouse of a Prius owner I commend you

(I claim no ownership of said golf cart)
I see a crude example of low intelligence.

As motorcyclists, we should all be so proud.
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Old 05-27-2012, 10:44 AM   #52
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Thanks, it's my mantra I'll be getting some stickers printed up at work soon too if anyone is interested







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Old 05-31-2012, 02:20 PM   #53
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Would this work for changing the color of a helmet?
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Old 05-31-2012, 03:28 PM   #54
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I tried to play with the carbon wrap and it didn't work for me. Very frustrating
You must be really skilled

Great job, or should I say "Swietna robota!"

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Old 05-31-2012, 05:03 PM   #55
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I tried to play with the carbon wrap and it didn't work for me. Very frustrating
You must be really skilled

Great job, or should I say "Swietna robota!"

Pozdrowienia!
I wrapped some parts in carbon wrap mysef and it was frustrating indeed, very hard to avoid trapped air. and wrapping around circumference was not easy either. but I used cheap vinyl wrap and I read that 3M is much better as it has pores that allow air to escape. that should make the job A LOT easier if it works as advertised.

and to the OP: I hate you! I have dismissed the idea of vinyl wrapping my bike because everyone told me that the tank can't be done. now I saw your pics and I have to reconsider
anyway a job for the winter but still.
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Old 05-31-2012, 06:17 PM   #56
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I received my 3M sample pack, it has about 40 different colors of the stuff. Tried it on a small area and it was a PITA to get around sharp bends etc so I gave up. Used a hair dryer. Keeping the air bubbles out is a problem.

I suppose practice makes perfect, but the stuff is expensive to buy. I could watch some videos on YouTube though.
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Old 05-31-2012, 07:22 PM   #57
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I received my 3M sample pack, it has about 40 different colors of the stuff. Tried it on a small area and it was a PITA to get around sharp bends etc so I gave up. Used a hair dryer. Keeping the air bubbles out is a problem.

I suppose practice makes perfect, but the stuff is expensive to buy. I could watch some videos on YouTube though.
We started wrapping my Vee, and found, while working in the smaller pieces that a hair dryer does not have enough heat. You need a heat gun and a plastic scrapper. We're using Oracal 975 Carbon Fibre Wrap Cast Vinyl and it's made to be repositionable. So you can take it on and off. We should be doing some more pieces this week, so I'll post some pics.
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Old 05-31-2012, 08:12 PM   #58
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What's even better than a heat gun is a torch with the piezo lighter button. We use them for car wraps at work and they really are the tits.
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:43 AM   #59
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Thank you

Thanks for posting this ive got a project im going to attempt now

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This is some cool stuff! Watch that dude re do his mini cooper.




Just gotta see ifn' I can find it locally...
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:39 AM   #60
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Man I thought this was going to turn into a "fuck your prius" sticker thread- that shit cracks me up .
The strom looked great white- OP did a fantastic job - now where do I get my FYP sticker for my smokin cummins ?
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