diy vinyl wrap

soundwave

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Wonder how hard a whole frame would be to wrap ;)
you can do the flat parts but for a hole frame it would need to be hydro dipped.


if i wanted the skid plate hydro dipped it would of cost 40 quid.
 
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RossG

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I've got a big roll of this stuff but never have got round to using it, might give it a go covering up some naff decals on my bike.
One thing that confuses me , they call this Carbon Fibre Vinyl wrap which in reality is just Vinyl with a pattern to look like the real thing. However from what I can gather you can in fact get real Carbon Fibre that sticks on but how you tell the difference who knows. Clearly real Carbon would cost more but then the price of this stuff varies enormously anyway. I suppose you would notice the difference when you cut it and it blunted your knife !
 
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Steve A

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id stick with 3m vinyl, it's better quality, but expensive. My bike in pic was lime green, which i personally didn't like so changed to red, white and black theme. The decal edge will lift in time if you don't seal.
 

RossG

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There's video's on you tube of people sealing Vinyl with mini blow torches, but I can't see that as a very precise method of doing it somehow.
 

soundwave

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i put glue on the inside as some bits were sticking and some was not so just went round it all.
 

RossG

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Apparently you can buy a sealant pen that contains clear acrylic paint that you put around the edge and stop lifting,
trouble is at £12 a pop it aint cheap.
Where I come from you can get a bike for that, mind you it would be so hot the paint would peel off let alone the decals.
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Dom T

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Looking wonderful soundwave, would love to do my haibike at somepoint.
 
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