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Anyone locally vinyl wrap their bike?

Just kinda wondering how it feels and holding up. It would easier to have my blue SV wrapped in white then to get it painted.

Just wanted to know ballpark price and maybe see how its holding up in person.

A naked SV should easily be under $500. All I have is a fender, tank and tail fairing. I don't care to do it myself because I did my interior with that 3m fiber and it turned into a b- job at best

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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-15-2012, 07:51 AM
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Paint is easier for a solid color, and should be less than $500. You may not have a lot of surface area, but the tank is a PITA to wrap.

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See if Bart chimes in. He vinyl'd his bike for the first time this year. There is a thread about it somewhere on here.

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I believe the OP is a girl.

Paint for most bikes with a full fairing is about $800 with labor through CP.

Should be cheaper but who knows for a naked bike. I'd expect a decent quality paint job to be right around $500.
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Ronhix also has his bike race bike wrapped

go time traveler style and go back in time, fuck his grandma, then shoot forward in time and then fuck his mom. Then return back to present state and call him a the product of two incest whores and hes your son and show video of you plowing the both members of his family. .
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Hit up Resurrection or Grasshopper. Their buddy Old Joe does really nice paint work, and I think Resurrection and Grasshopper have been around an SV or two.

/sarcasm, they are both very knowledgeable with the SV 650.
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Go out to Home Depot and buy yourself a few cans of Plastidip. Then go to dipyourcar.com and watch some of the video tutorials, that's IMO your best bet
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I thought about plastidip, but how would that hold up on the tank, with your legs gripping it?
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I don't see why it wouldn't hold up to that. It's tough stuff and can handle all the elements for years so leg brushes I'm not sure

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I was looking into it for the wheels on the Miata, I wasn't sure how durable the spray on stuff is.
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Are you insane??? $800 for a paint job. You are getting ripped off dude.
That's for a standard ABS stock bike with all labor included and a high quality buffed and cleared paint job homo. Not "bring me your race shit and I'll spray it and give it back to you" job. Apples to oranges.

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That's for a standard ABS stock bike with all labor included and a high quality buffed and cleared paint job homo. Not "bring me your race shit and I'll spray it and give it back to you" job. Apples to oranges.
Oh I thought this was a race bike we were talking about. Hey get to work fruitcake. An have my parts there today!!! chop chop!

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Oh I thought this was a race bike we were talking about. Hey get to work fruitcake. An have my parts there today!!! chop chop!

Deleted my posts since they are irrelevant. ;-)
Your parts just went up in cost.

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I was looking into it for the wheels on the Miata,.
A Mazda Miata?

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Most of the time vinyl wraps shrink and don't look right.
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A wrap will never look as good as paint, you have seams, relief cuts, etc. The idea of a wrap is to try and disguise the imperfections that can not be helped. Wraps are pretty cool on track bikes, but if you want an impressive result at a show or street bike where people can walk up and look at it close, chances are they will be less than impressed. Below is my race bike, it was wrapped by hotbikegraphix (I think that's how they spell it?) by the previous owner, I have no idea what it cost or any other details about it.

The underlying body work is painted black, you can see on all the body lines where the sections of vinyl had to be cut or removed to keep the otherall patern straight, the "wild" graphics also help hide the seams, which there are quite a few. If you do a solid color all of these cuts, seams, etc are going to stand out like a sore thumb.
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