Paintwork, tank panels, who to use ?

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Paintwork, tank panels, who to use ?

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Looking at this pic earlier

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Image2021-03-29_03-56-09 by Steve Weeks, on Flickr

The Abarth shares a similar scheme
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Re: Paintwork, tank panels, who to use ?

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Thought about wrapping it?
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Ditchfinder wrote: Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:12 am Thought about wrapping it?
Not really in honesty as i think that wouldn't give me the speedblocks etc at the bottom ? i always assume wrapping is single colour in that context, i don't need it to be temporary, if i go for it, i'll happily go all in.
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Re: Paintwork, tank panels, who to use ?

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That's the 700 tho'

The tank shape is different on the 900, it might look quite so good?

You need someone good with potatoshop to mock it up.
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If you want to see your panels again this year don't use Flying Tiger, his work is superb, but his ability to deliver is appalling.
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Re: Paintwork, tank panels, who to use ?

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weeksy wrote: Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:15 am
Ditchfinder wrote: Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:12 am Thought about wrapping it?
Not really in honesty as i think that wouldn't give me the speedblocks etc at the bottom ? i always assume wrapping is single colour in that context, i don't need it to be temporary, if i go for it, i'll happily go all in.
All those Sky vans, taxis etc. you see covered in adverts are wrapped, you can get really complicated stuff.
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Got a local guy quoting me tomorrow for paint. In the ideal world I'd have a spare set to get painted but they're impossible to find
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So painting was £250-300 for the tank panels

Wrapping was £200. I do worry with wrapping about longevity and alignment. However, i do worry with painting regarding using my standard panels.
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I had a look the otherday on the Fowlers webshite, the stock panels are £250 a side already painted.

If you had two sets you could swap back and and forth depending on mood :)
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£350 not £250 unless i've missed something. That's crazy talk.
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Put it back to standard when you sell it and get best part of your money back on the spare set. Seems a much better idea to me?
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Taipan wrote: Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:17 am Put it back to standard when you sell it and get best part of your money back on the spare set. Seems a much better idea to me?
I'm not convinced a dealer would care if it's standard, plus, ridiculous as it may seem, i'm not planning on flogging it.
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I don't know where you are but I had a super job done on my Guzzi V50 a couple of years ago by a chap in the West Midlands. He does take his time however.

I think it was about £300 for tank, mudguards, side panels and bits and bobs. He was doing a 1980s Suzuki when I visted him and it was absolutely stunning.

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Well currently i won't be going down the wrapping route.

I had multiple emails with these guys at the weekend.
https://www.bossdog.co.uk/vehicle-wraps ... cle-wraps/

Well i say multiple mails, they were 100 word mails from me and 5-6 words each time from them in reply. They seem to have an amazing website, pretty graphics etc... but their communications were, shall we say, a little lacking.

If we could have got the same quality of covering as the paint, but in a removable wrap, i'd have jumped on it... but with crap replies, i'd rather just go with the paint instead.

My big question is, if i do the paint where do i draw the line on this one.

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Really things like the radiatior side covers, the mudguard brackets, the seat brackets etc all should be powdered/anodised. If we're going to put effort in, then really the front mudguard needs changing too, but would i just go gloss black which will match the gloss on the tank, or does it need a Ducati Corse type stripe using the grey that'll be on the tank. So many questions and currently so few answers.
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RE wrapping - I stumbled across this bloke in Uxbridge yesterday whilst looking for something else- no experience of him, dreadful design website, but has a fair amount of info, and an XSR on there :)

https://stri-tech.co.uk/

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That's useful but actually in a bad way, well, bad for wrapping anyway.

With the YAMAHA being raised, along with the striping on mine, that's all going to show on the wrap, you can see it on his, where the underneath YAMAHA shows even though the current decal is similar. Once you add in the pinstripe on mine, then it's going to look bloody rubbish.

The whole logic behind this would be to make things look better, not worse.
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if there's any 'steps' in the paint or decals, etc.. then you'll see them as ridges in the wrap. When I tried it on the BRB this surprised me as I thought it would hide patches of missing paint, etc.. but there was an obvious step in the wrap.

If you were wrapping over a raised decal it would be very obvious.
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Just get a bike in the colours you want would probably be easier ;)
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ogri wrote: Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:46 am Just get a bike in the colours you want would probably be easier ;)
I have one.. But sometimes we want something a bit 'different' and you can't get different without something happening to do that.