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Offline 93spada

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Auto wrap or paint??
« on: March 11, 2017, 09:16:46 AM »
Looking for thoughts and or experience with auto wrap.
93 SPIII needs paint.
Is wrap OK on a Guzzi? Would Luigi approve?
Thanks for the input.
Paul
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Re: Auto wrap or paint??
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2017, 09:19:33 AM »
The question is if they can apply a wrap around that much curve on the gas tank?
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Re: Auto wrap or paint??
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2017, 09:26:31 AM »
The question is if they can apply a wrap around that much curve on the gas tank?

http://www.gatorwraps.com/gallery/motorcycles/
Saw these on search. Looks like they can.
I was thinking of Griso Tenni green from the oily green it is now.


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Re: Auto wrap or paint??
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2017, 09:27:05 AM »
 Hey Paul, My nephew is a 3m certified wrap installer and it's pretty amazing what he can do. With the technology and materials they have now the only stumbling block is the guy doin' the wrap. Ain't cheap but good quality is worth paying for. Shop around and  look at their work, a lot of these guys do side work at home too.  Happy Hunting!


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Re: Auto wrap or paint??
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2017, 09:38:51 AM »
Hey Paul, My nephew is a 3m certified wrap installer and it's pretty amazing what he can do. With the technology and materials they have now the only stumbling block is the guy doin' the wrap. Ain't cheap but good quality is worth paying for. Shop around and  look at their work, a lot of these guys do side work at home too.  Happy Hunting!


      Paul B :boozing:

Thanks Paul
Any thoughts on durability? the chin takes a beating from stones and such off the front tire.
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Re: Auto wrap or paint??
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2017, 09:54:58 AM »
 Because it's vinyl it takes a beating better than paint but it will cut and peel. They have a clear vinyl that can be added over to protect those  areas.
   
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Re: Auto wrap or paint??
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2017, 10:04:46 AM »
Not sure how it would work out on a bike, but they wrapped our work vans  several years back. There are only a couple left now as they stopped doing that after a couple years. Anyway, as it began to age and pull away from the body line creases, it began to trap moisture and coming up more. The bottom of the quarters rusted out real bad and after the wrap was removed on some of the vehicles it was going to cost 5 grand to repair them due to rust. To put it in perspective, you would have had this damage on your new vehicle before your 5 year loan was paid off. Granted these vans run every day but my '09 Ford that was not wrapped has fared much better in the same amount of time than the ones that were. This is also in the Snow Belt of NE Ohio where salt is used throughout the winter to treat the roads. (Just to qualify my personal observations.)

Sorry, it is not something I would consider on any vehicle I personally own.

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Re: Auto wrap or paint??
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2017, 10:05:14 AM »
Thanks.
 I saw a couple of locals that I may go see.
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Re: Auto wrap or paint??
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2017, 10:08:46 AM »
Thanks John.
Good input like I knew I would get.
PJM

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Re: Auto wrap or paint??
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2017, 12:46:38 PM »
Here's a different view.  Yeah, I know looks are important but I'd put the money into the tank and ride it.  :grin:  Not a "No."  Good luck on your decision.   :thumb:. Plz post pix if you go that route.
« Last Edit: March 11, 2017, 12:47:24 PM by Tom »
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Re: Auto wrap or paint??
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2017, 02:52:07 PM »
I'm toying with the concept - wrapping the mudguards in grey to match the new metal tank on the V7C & perhaps a clear strp on the tank for the tankbag's








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Re: Auto wrap or paint??
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2017, 06:18:02 PM »
If they can do racecars with all those curves, ducts, and wings I feel confident they can do a bike...

 

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