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06-09-2016 03:28 AM
leifindr Yesterday I bought some Carbon Fiber Film at a local store and attached to the muffler cover. A little tricky to both heat, stretch and apply with only two hands, but I think the result is pretty desent. These covers are not exactly pretty from the factory, and since they are close to the passengers foot rest I thought a little extra protection wouldn't hurt.
06-06-2016 10:03 PM
Lovin' it Strom I wrapped my 2005 Wee's tupperware about 3 years ago. Lots of riding and it has been sitting outside more often the last couple years. Still looks good.

02-03-2016 09:01 PM
dairdvl welcome to the group
02-02-2016 11:10 PM
beespires New to the forum. Finally took time time to set up an account.... Thanks for the idea. I wrapped mine last night.
01-28-2016 02:15 AM
symbiotix Plasti dip will not last like vinyl, regardless of how much prep, cleaning and waxing you do. I have done my entire bike several times.

The ease of install and forgiveness of plasti-dip is far less infuriating though!
01-27-2016 09:54 PM
WTRider Spray bottle with rubbing alcohol. Cleaned everything, sprayed with alcohol, wiped it down again, waited about ten minutes and got started. The key really seems to be light coats. Spray a light, light, coat, let it dry for about 10 minutes and do it again, again, and again. The first two to three coats are going to look spotty but it will even out as you continue to spray. Supposedly the light coats enable you to peel it off easier. I had one section that ran so I peeled it and started again. It came right off.

When it gets dirty I wipe it down with a soft rag and some detailing spray. It cleans right up.
01-27-2016 08:35 PM
Big B
Originally Posted by NyMeTsFaN912 View Post
As much as I like the carbon wrap I think I'm gonna stick to the plasti dip. That rear rack looks great like that and the sub frame looks great too. Was it very time consuming to remove it and paint it? How did you paint the two, laying down or hanging?

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01-27-2016 08:15 PM
Originally Posted by WTRider View Post
Also used the Rust-Oleum Flexidip for the rear rack and frame. I initially did it to see if I would like it and consider doing something more permanent. I am really surprised it has held up so well.

I have been known to screw-up an easy project but this stuff goes on nicely if you use numerous light coats. One friend even commented that he couldn't believe I took everything apart to have it powder coated. Once he was told to look at it closely he realized what it was.
what did you use for prepping the surface?
01-27-2016 07:58 PM
Originally Posted by zvezdah1 View Post
very nicely done!!

FYI, I did some research on this in the past year. The 3m film is not as robust on exterior applications as another carbon look film on the market.

This is the non-3m film reputed to be more sturdy when used on exterior.

Hexis Carbon Fiber - Woven Texture 3D Structured Vinyl

and a tutorial
DIY Install - Carbon Wrap Emblems
thanks for the info
01-27-2016 12:04 AM
WTRider I didn't remove the sub-frame to paint. I loosened and moved what I could and took a lot of time to mask off the area. Making sure to paint at certain angles to hit all visible parts. If you remove the seat you will see the silver of the frame but otherwise, all the silver is coated.

At first it was just an effort to see how it would look. It has held up so well I will spend some money on other farkles before I do anything more permanent.
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