Sticker bombing my plastics (DR650 SuperMoto)

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  1. malokam

    malokam Been here awhile

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    Stickerbombing my plastics (DR650 SuperMoto)

    Hi all,

    I decided to stickerbomb my SuMo'ed DR650 plastics. First of all, huge thanks to everyone who sent in decals and stickers. I will be adding the names of all the people/companies that donated/sent me stickers at the end of this post.

    I shamelessly stole this idea from some post on SMJ but that was a DRZ. Lets see how cool the big DR looks in a stickerbomb version. If you folks have any suggestions or advise, throw it at me.

    **Mods: If you need to move this thread to another section, please do.

    Please donate any unwanted stickers here -My "WTB Stickers Thread" or PM me
    And I am still looking for a Rear fender. Let me know if anyone has an extra lying around.

    Here is the bike almost in its present state.
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    Here are the plastics I got so far
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    And the stickers/decals I collected so far.
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    Now... to start cleaning the parts and planning the layout of the stickers. WIll add more pics over this weekend.


    Members who constributed to this noble/silly cause :-D
    Lowry
    Johnson
    Denny
    Karl
    Larry
    Tucker
    Bill
    Joy
    Jones
    J.R
    Chris.T
    Rob.W

    Brands/Companies that sent me stickers for free
    AAA Plus
    Shorai
    Body Glove
    Shinko
    Hotcams
    Hinson Clutches
    WiseCo pistons
    Sunoco
    Pingel
    Dunlop
    EBC Brakes
    SuperTrapp
    Two Brothers
    VisionX
    Kolpin
    Sudco
    K&N
    Procycle
    Haynes Manuals
    Clymer Manuals
    Monster
    Baja Designs
    Trailtech
    Gerber
    BP
    Yoshimura
    Wolfman
    Pepsi
    Rock92
    GoPro
    D.I.D
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  2. malokam

    malokam Been here awhile

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    Updated the list with people/companies that contributed.. :1drink:freaky
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  3. malokam

    malokam Been here awhile

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    Finally found some time to work on this.

    first, get a good beer. Found this at the world market.
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    Cleaned up the plastic parts
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    Using these to strip the tank paint
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    All the stickers.
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  4. malokam

    malokam Been here awhile

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    Well, after 2 hours of careful cutting, lining up cleaning up the edges, not to mention ironing out the creases in the stickers....

    FINALLY... finished the side panels.

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  5. Pike Bishop

    Pike Bishop Pull Down the Ponzi.

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    How do you get the stickers to conform to the compound curves (in the fuel tank for example) without wrinkles?

    Do you use a pounce roller?

    Judicious use of a heat gun?
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  6. malokam

    malokam Been here awhile

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    Hair dryer and an expired credit card.. im classy like that :D

    Havent finished the tank yet, but will update with the potential pitfalls.
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  7. marksbonneville

    marksbonneville Been here awhile

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    When I first started reading this thread I thought wow this will look cheesy but it looks fantastic, keep up the good work. Damn...I need to start collecting stickers now.
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  8. Mr. B

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    ...I had rather low expectations for the project, even though I contributed some stickers. Good job!
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  9. Flashmo

    Flashmo Whatever...

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  10. malokam

    malokam Been here awhile

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    Thank you for donating the stickers. This is a great cause.... :D

    I had my own doubts but I am happy as of now. Cant wait to finish up and take the bike out for a spin.. :evil
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  11. luckychucky

    luckychucky Long timer

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    I love stickers. I have them all over my XL500R. Really cool stickers too.
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  12. B02S4

    B02S4 Aye

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    That beer bottle pic makes this whole thread worthwhile, no matter how your bike turns out... :freaky
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  13. malokam

    malokam Been here awhile

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    The headlight alone took more than 2 hours.. :eek1

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    Still havent completely stripped the tank.. probably gonna have to wait till the weekend to finish up.. :wink:
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  14. bomber60015

    bomber60015 Anatomically Correct

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    Dude -- I thought I'd stumbled upon a long lost Peter Max celebratory thread for half a mo . . . .. .. very cool looking! Good for you!
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  15. JensEskildsen

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    Awesome, had my doubts, but....yeah....awesome :clap
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  16. domains

    domains Been here awhile

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    You going to clear it?
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  17. malokam

    malokam Been here awhile

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    Yes, I am.
    Just rattle can clear coat. DId I mention I am cheap :D
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  18. domains

    domains Been here awhile

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    I love clear... on old bikes i clear the single lights and they look like new. I even use it on cars with sun burnt plastic, i use water sand paper first.
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  19. stainlesscycle

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    careful with that clear - a little too wet and them babies will lift like there's no tomorrow...


    looks surprisingly good.........
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  20. BlueLghtning

    BlueLghtning Riding is my passion

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    Wow, I wasn't expecting it to look that great either, but it does. I'm looking forward to the entire bike picture when its finished.
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