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post #1 of 11 Old 11-24-2016, 08:10 AM Thread Starter
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Question New fairings vs vinyl wrap on bike

I just got a 2006 and I want to change the look of it. I'm debating getting new fairings or just wrap the ones I have now. They are in good shape. Has anyone here done a wrap? how do you like it and how much was it?
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I wrapped my whole bike at one point except for the nose cowl. The curves/angles on that shit are impossible to wrap. I ended up spraying the nose.

I forgot how many square feet of vinyl ur gonna need. I think it cost me about 100 bucks for it all, but this was about 3 years ago and Im sure vinyl has gotten cheaper by now. It was good until I crashed and the vinyl got tore up. I didnt wanna wrap it again since it was a bitch, so I ended up changing the color and just spray painting over everything.
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In my opinion, vinyl wrap is much more practical and gives awesome look to your ride. My vinyl wrap project was installed by Gatorwraps and I am very satisfied! You might want to visit www.gatorwraps.com and www.gatorprints.com tho, you can request for a quote plus they have a lot of vinyl wraps with lots of colors to choose from. Professionals there will be able to address all your concerns.
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In my opinion, vinyl wrap is much more practical and gives awesome look to your ride. My vinyl wrap project was installed by Gatorwraps and I am very satisfied! You might want to visit www.gatorwraps.com and www.gatorprints.com tho, you can request for a quote plus they have a lot of vinyl wraps with lots of colors to choose from. Professionals there will be able to address all your concerns.
How much did they charge you if you don't mind me asking
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I just got a 2006 and I want to change the look of it. I'm debating getting new fairings or just wrap the ones I have now. They are in good shape. Has anyone here done a wrap? how do you like it and how much was it?
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I looked into this for my project '05 bike. You won't really save any money going with the vinyl. The material is fairly expensive, if you want the good kind, and I suspect that applying it is not a trivial task. What about the look of it are you wanting to change? Just the color?

For my project bike, I ended up buying a set of Auctmarts Ebay fairings. My only complaint with them is that it took FOREVER to ship them. Like, a full month. The fairings look nice and come in all sorts of colors, though, and the seller is responsive to communication. I suspect that they paint them to order, and so it takes a couple of weeks to get them painted, dried and packed, and that process can only go so quickly.

If you're not in a hurry, I say eBay fairings are the way to go.
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You can buy Vinyl wrap kits for a few hundred bucks, but there are also numerous ones that are over $800 and the installation process is painstackingly slow and irritating

I will never fully wrap a motorcycle again!

Far simpler to just paint it, on the other hand some vinyl wrap on only part of the bike may be simpler and more cost effective

This CBR250R is an example of an $800 kit and hours of painstacking labor to install
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I tried vinyl wrapping My R1 once. The task of wrapping sucked so I abandoned the project. A bike with too many curves and edges will make the task challenging
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The trick with vinyl wrapping a bike is to put color changes or accents in the areas that are the hardest to wrap so that you can make a seam and cover it with a contrasting color.

This bike was entirely vinyl wrapped. It was a PITA but it looked great for a track bike.



I guess it depends on your wallet. New fairings will cost ~$600 if you get the ebay specials. Vinyl will cost you ~$100-150 but will require a lot of labor. If you decide to go vinyl, MAKE SURE you get the automotive vinyl with the air channels in the adhesive or you will hate your life.
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post #9 of 11 Old 12-04-2016, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
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I ended up buying eBay fairings for $500
They custom paint them
I saw a design that was for a z10 but they were able to paint some for a 636
7 days paint, 7 days shipping
That's fine I need to do more work on her anyways
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Yup these are the ones I bought. I haven't put them on yet. I'll let you know how they fit.
Also there was confusion about the color. I wanted all glossy black but some parts were flat black. You should send out a proof that the customer has to approve before you paint the custom jobs. Is it possible for you to send me the correct colors for the parts I wanted? How can we fix this problem?? @auctmarts
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