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Re: Vinyl Colour Transformation
Reply #30 on: March 08, 2016, 11:12:59 PM
GAS TANK - completed in 2 pieces, but I think with a bit more practice I may be able to do this in a single piece.  If you look closely in the 1st photo you can see 3 white 'swirls', these were caused by too much heat and too much stretch, I may re-visit this at some stage and redo it.



2nd photo shows a real close up of one of the seams (it doesn't look that exaggerated in real life!)


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Re: Vinyl Colour Transformation
Reply #31 on: March 09, 2016, 03:07:14 PM
You must have the patience of a saint Simon and a nice environment to work in.
That's why I would never try anything like this myself,got neither.

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Re: Vinyl Colour Transformation
Reply #32 on: March 10, 2016, 01:16:54 AM
Belly pan, after wrapped by a professional. Looks a lot better then mine. Just the look I was going for, covering the stock exhaust and matching the black on my bike. 

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Re: Vinyl Colour Transformation
Reply #33 on: March 10, 2016, 02:15:35 AM
Did they manage to wrap it in 1 piece?? Can't really see the detail of the wrap, any chance of some closer photos of the belly pan itself?

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Re: Vinyl Colour Transformation
Reply #34 on: March 10, 2016, 09:45:00 PM
They did the back in separate pieces.  Both sides and bottom were in one piece.  Working late next couple days, will try to get pics this weekend.

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Re: Vinyl Colour Transformation
Reply #35 on: March 11, 2016, 01:12:41 AM
SimonUK, closeup of bellypan.

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Re: Vinyl Colour Transformation
Reply #36 on: March 11, 2016, 01:44:31 AM
Thanks for that, looks pretty good to me, although the photo is a little fuzzy (sorry, just nitpicking). Do you see any wrinkles, seems, folds around the edges or wrap around corners??

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Re: Vinyl Colour Transformation
Reply #37 on: March 13, 2016, 10:03:05 AM
*Originally Posted by Dflavell [+]
Bikesplast for 2014RR. Houston superbike is the importer.  Lots of trimming and fitting... I had to make one bracket for the front.  Will post pics when it is done.

Is this the same you have?


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For all racing exhaust manifolds, incl. heat-resistant foil) + 1 x alu holder.

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GFK - Fibreglass FLEXI White Aral 9003 + 3 x KK Carbon Kevlar reinforcement at the attachment.

Heat resistance of the material used is 100 ° C.

Description
The bottom part is supplied already installed refractory film which protects the fairing from the heat from the exhaust pipe and the engine. Drain stopper ensures smooth draining liquid from the bottom part for washing the motorcycle. It comes in basic GRP (fiberglass), has a standard white color Aral 9003 and is UV stable, so there is no need to paint and is ready to use straight away. Characterized by a smooth surface. Holes are pre-drilled for mounting, but indicated. Why fiberglass fairing? They mean up to 50% weight savings over the original ABS kapotám and are significantly cheaper. They are more flexible and are mounted on a motorcycle.

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Re: Vinyl Colour Transformation
Reply #38 on: January 15, 2018, 07:56:17 PM
*Originally Posted by SimonUK [+]
If you look closely in the 1st photo you can see 3 white 'swirls', these were caused by too much heat and too much stretch, I may re-visit this at some stage and redo it.



So, I thought I would try to fix some of the 'faux pas' that I made when I did my 1st wrap. Unfortunately I did not have a lot of the Electric Lime vinyl left over, and the manufacturer no longer makes this colour! So, I thought I would take a tip from my K1300S (I always thought the Lava Orange Metallic was the best colour they released!!). So here is what happened to my Electric Lime S1000R......





The silver lining in this is that the orange is a different brand vinyl (3M - 1080), and it is significantly easier to work with.

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Re: Vinyl Colour Transformation
Reply #39 on: January 15, 2018, 08:47:58 PM
I wrapped the tank of my R1 (before I replaced the plastics with WGP50 race replica fairings) and found the tank was such a pain in the butt because of the complex convex and concave surfaces, but in the end it looked pretty nice, other than a spot where I wasn't paying 100% attention and I managed to put the tip of my heatgun on the vinyl surface and melted it, lol.  The rest of the bike was plasti-dip, but I wanted vinyl in the high-friction places so it wouldn't wear away.

Your bike looks beautiful, I hadn't seen this thread and tbh I'm not a fan of the lime green, but that orange looks fantastic!

 



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