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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 02-17-2015, 11:54 PM
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Forget vinyl, look up hydro dipping...


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post #12 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-19-2017, 03:00 PM
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Reviving this old topic. I have had my new bike for about a month and I am already tired of the shiny silver tank, fenders and side covers. I want to change to matte black.

Is this expensive to do? Roughly what would this cost? I would never try to do this myself.


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Great for pinstripes, accents , etc. But forget trying to wrap the tank , someone real experienced might with a heat gun do it well , but even on flat surface it is important to keep air bubbles and wrinkles from happening. Forget fixing them.

You might be able to do a good sized "teardrop" shape on the sides of the tank , but stick to solid colors rather than the printed artwork like on the sides of vans.

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post #14 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-20-2017, 07:30 AM
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Plastidip it and call it a day. When you get tired of flat black it comes right off. It wouldn't cost much to wrap, but it would be a difficult first project, too many extreme curves.
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Another great option, Duplicolor custom wrap

https://www.duplicolor.com/video/typ...or-custom-wrap

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Yeah I would not even think of wrapping it myself. I would take it to some pro place. Is the plastidip the stuff to dip your tools in to give them a rubberized grip?

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That's how it started, it's branched out a bit since then. For black and a couple other basic colors you can get it at walmart. A few other companies have come out with similar since it became big.

It's hard to mess up, easy to fix if you do.
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That's how it started, it's branched out a bit since then. For black and a couple other basic colors you can get it at walmart. A few other companies have come out with similar since it became big.

It's hard to mess up, easy to fix if you do.
Oh man, quick Google has a lot if info on this. I’m gonna start reading about it.

Thank you for the lead!

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I you use plastidip, just make sure gas never comes in contact with it.
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I you use plastidip, just make sure gas never comes in contact with it.
Makes want to design some type of stainless steel collar, bib, that funnels any drips or dribbles away.




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