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Recommendation on film for motorcycle wrap

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by Zack Bunning, Apr 18, 2019.

  1. Zack Bunning

    Zack Bunning New Member

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    Looking into wrapping a Harley. It has large aftermarket fiberglass fenders and a rounded tank. Customer wants a flip 3m 1080 deep space color, but looking into it it doesn't seem like 3m 1080 would be the right choice to me. Correct me if I am wrong. I am still very new to the whole color change game. Would I want to go with an Avery film that is more comformable? What would my best option be for this install? Thanks in advance. The pic is the same rear fender that will need wrapped. The front is very similar in size. Any help is much appreciated!
     

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  2. SignMeUpGraphics

    SignMeUpGraphics Moderator

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    Why do you believe that Avery have a "more conformable" product than 3M 1080?
     
  3. Zack Bunning

    Zack Bunning New Member

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    3m 1080 lists its for flat and simple curvature. Avery's sw900 lists it saying it has superior conformability over curved surfaces. The 3m 1080 color they want is a double cast vinyl also. I don't know? This is why I am asking for opinions and help on the matter as I am new to all of this. I'm looking for help, not interrogation.
     
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  4. rydods

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    I've worked with both 3M and Avery. They are both conformable but I've only used Avery on a Motorcycle. Either way, I wouldn't try to do this in one piece on both the tank and fenders. I would up-sell an additional color and customize the design adding it to your deep space color. It would make your install much easier and your less likely to overstretch and having to re-do.
    I'm not saying it's not possible with either but I prefer playing it safe.
    Or...Maybe see if your a sales rep has a sample of each laying around to try out first if you have the time to. Just a thought.
     
  5. Chriswagner92

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    1080 works just fine
     
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  6. Jeff grossman

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    So how did you make out ? My son just approached me wanting me to wrap a duel tank and fenders on his Harley ( now disassembled )
     
  7. MikePro

    MikePro Major Contributor

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    no issues here wrapping with 3M 1080 series vinyls. ....maybe the carbon fiber/embossed pattern vinyls might have limitations, but definitely has no problem wrapping colors/metallics over typical wrap curvatures.
     
  8. Jeff grossman

    Jeff grossman Member

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    Did you laminate and if so what thickness. He wants to use 3m 1080 gold dust black vinyl wrap SP242 . I see no problem with the fenders but the duel tank may be a challenge . Concerned about the gas fill areas ( vinyl and adhesive deterioration/ failures )
    Any suggestions
     
  9. MikePro

    MikePro Major Contributor

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    cast wrap vinyl colors, i never laminate. only printed stuff.
     
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  10. Jeff grossman

    Jeff grossman Member

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    DBF5CC1C-24C9-4795-A5D0-A0B3CFE174E2.jpeg 0E757EAD-A0AC-44B8-BD5C-DEA68342A698.jpeg All worked well here too , front and rear fenders and split tank
     
  11. KSTrooper

    KSTrooper Wrapper, designer, illustrator

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    Looks good. Bike parts can be a pain sometimes.
     
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