Hi All, I have been checking out vinyl wraps thinking that I am going to use it to wrap all my scooters body parts and whatever else on my machine.The wrap itself is not very expensive and there are some really cool colors and graphics you can get.From what I have looked into you can wrap your entire scooter for around $50.Amazon has great deals.Here from what I have read is the better of all the brands and 1/2 the cost of 3M.Have any of you used the wrap before?
I would like to try something different.It is actually a way to keep your paint in good shape safe under the vinyl wrap.I was an autobody tech for 30 years and I have done my share of painting over the years and with this there is no fumes,no over spray and good for the environment.There are small pieces you can buy on Amazon for $1 on up if a person wanted to try it themselves to see how it works and looks.I am now trying to decide what color to go with and style? (carbon fiber.brushed steel,chrome colors,matte colors.etc..I will post as I am working on it so we all can see how it works out.
I've used Vinyl wraps for a lot of stuff like my XBOX, but that has always came pre-cut.... It would be a MOFO to do an entire scooter while hugging the contours and keeping at bay the air bubbles....
If you attempt it, good luck and keep us posted with pics, I would love to see the outcome!
The key is two parts, temperature and time. Be sure to apply at the correct temp, or the adhesive may not set properly. Take your time, stretching and pushing with a medium/hard foam block. One of the owners of my restaurant uses vinyl wraps for advertisement on his off-road group's bikes (mostly KTMs).
Hello again Guys, I ended up ordering a small roll(1'x5') of the Purple Chrome to first see how that stuff worked out? I tried the rear luggage bar and that was a mess?Ha Ha It was like using a thicker piece of foil paper that does not stretch at all you can imagine that one(no pics took it off right away)Next I tried it on the small fins that attach to my body side panels and that didnt work out either the so called vinyl had no stretch to it at all?? I think the only thing this stuff would work on would be only on a flat surface.The link I have up above is the good vinyl I used some off brand vinyl they said was no cheap Azz stuff but I believe it is.At this point I am not sure if I will order a small amount of the real good VIVVID Vinyl and try it out?There are alot of nooks and crannies on these scooters that the stuff would have to go on and stick in place and it might end up a mess again with me doing it? Ha Ha! It might work out slick for someone that uses the wrap alot? I might just go back to good ol'e paint and decent decals from immortal graphics or somewhere? Talk to you all later!