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    Re: Wrapping bodywork instead of painting...


    Quote Originally Posted by Sheppo View Post
    Just paint it and ride it. It's not a show bike. Its stock, not a custom, you're going to ride in the rain. Who cares about rock chips and scratches? I don't understand??
    Any hole will do, am I right?

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    Re: Wrapping bodywork instead of painting...

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    If by looked awesome, you mean the marketing design, OK, that's one place vinyl can be better and that's why I said for commercial vehicles. If you mean the look and feel of the finish, I didn't think that it looked good, especially up close.
    As far as masking shit off and doing different colors, fine. You can't achieve with paint what you can with digitally printed vinyl. Example:
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    Re: Wrapping bodywork instead of painting...

    Quote Originally Posted by loudbeard View Post
    As far as masking shit off and doing different colors, fine. You can't achieve with paint what you can with digitally printed vinyl. Example:
    There is nothing on that bike that can't be accomplished with paint?

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    Re: Wrapping bodywork instead of painting...

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    Rustoleum 2X and 2K clear works for me. I have had one time were the clear caused the paint to wrinkle, but that was a primered panel I tried to paint without sanding first. Otherwise I've gotten surprisingly good results.
    Interesting. Everything I read says do not do that or you are practically guaranteed to get the winkle you saw, or bubbling. Says it is due to the enamel continuing to off-gas as it cures under the urethane top.

    What primer did you use? Something designed for plastic?

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    I don't think that explains the wrinkling because I have painted many pieces now this way and only really had the wrinkle once. I think it's just prep. The primer that caused the wrinkle was supposedly paint ready armour bodies. I didn't bother to wet sand, and the paint wrinkled when I cleared. Otherwise I don't prim, as the 2X paint has the body of primer in it.

    I'm about to paint 2 racebikes this way. I have the luxury of indoor painting this time, so I will wetsand between coats. Doesn't take much, but helps each coat sit flatter and go on easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurlon View Post
    There is nothing on that bike that can't be accomplished with paint?
    You're being intentionally obtuse.

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    Re: Wrapping bodywork instead of painting...

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    If by looked awesome, you mean the marketing design, OK, that's one place vinyl can be better and that's why I said for commercial vehicles. If you mean the look and feel of the finish, I didn't think that it looked good, especially up close.
    A race bike is now a commercial vehicle?

    **Hardeyeroll**

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    Nope. I don't think it looks good on bikes.

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    Re: Wrapping bodywork instead of painting...

    Quote Originally Posted by loudbeard View Post
    Any hole will do, am I right?
    It's a fucking street bike, who cares?

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    Re: Wrapping bodywork instead of painting...

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    Nope. I don't think it looks good on bikes.

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    And ultimately who cares. You're just going to throw it down the track anyways.

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    Re: Wrapping bodywork instead of painting...

    Quote Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
    A race bike is now a commercial vehicle?

    **Hardeyeroll**
    If you've got 'sponsor' decals on it, it's literally a commercial.

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    Re: Wrapping bodywork instead of painting...

    Agreed, it's good enough for racing, but I don't consider it eye candy.

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    Re: Wrapping bodywork instead of painting...

    Confirmation of Paul's BS:



    Spraymax 2k over Rustoleum 2x enamel. Looks like cheapo primer too.
    For plastic I'm thinking maybe spend a few more $ on proper plastic primer. Supposedly that helps with flex and adhesion.

    Hmph...

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