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Old 01-19-2013, 09:49 PM   #1
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Camo vinyl wrap on Kawasaki KLX250S

I started my camo vinyl wrap install today. I'm really pleased with the results so far. I was able to get both sides of the bike done. I'll finish the fender, headlight and rear deck tomorrow.

Here are some before pics.




After removing the decals


The vinyl wrap came on a 4' x 5' sheet. It cost $90 with shipping and I spent another $60 in supplies to do the install.


Naked bike




All the pieces were washed and prepped for wrapping.


Laying out the first piece. I found doing the majority of the install with the pieces on the bike easiest. I then would remove the piece and work the edges around the back.


Here's the back side of the fairing. I used 3M sealer on the seams to glue it down.


Here are the first couple of completed pieces






Here's the other side


More to follow...
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:48 PM   #2
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Looking great so far. What other supplies did you have to get to do the install?

And how do you like your seat concepts seat?
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Old 01-19-2013, 11:23 PM   #3
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Looking great so far. What other supplies did you have to get to do the install?

And how do you like your seat concepts seat?
I love the seat, well worth the money.

As for the supplies I had to get a heat gun, couple of squeegees, edge prep, edge sealer, cloth glove and some lint free paper towels.
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Old 01-20-2013, 02:15 AM   #4
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Look good so far
Judging by the supplies you have, it sounds like there is a bit of technique invloved, is there some on line resources to read up on

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Old 01-20-2013, 07:51 AM   #5
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Look good so far
Judging by the supplies you have, it sounds like there is a bit of technique invloved, is there some on line resources to read up on

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I did watch a few YouTube videos for help. But really it's just a matter of being patient.
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:23 PM   #6
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I finished the bike tonight. It truly was an all weekend project. I think wrapping a motorcycle is a lot harder than wrapping a car. There are so many curves and crevices which makes getting all the wrinkles out nearly impossible. But overall I'm really happy with it.











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Old 01-22-2013, 09:17 AM   #7
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Looks awesome! How did you prep the plastic?

Is that a standard height SeatConcepts?



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Old 01-22-2013, 09:35 AM   #8
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Looks awesome! How did you prep the plastic?

Is that a standard height SeatConcepts?



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Hey Bob,

Prep was pretty easy. Just washed the plastics with dish soap and left to air dry. Afterwards I wiped down the pieces with rubbing alcohol with lint-free paper towels. I also used an adhesive prep on the curves and edges to give it a little extra hold.

The seat is standard height. I really like it.
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:06 AM   #9
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Tastefully done, especially compared to some of the other camo jobs out there. Practically looks OEM. Nice work!
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:07 AM   #10
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Not bad but you just increased the chances of some hunter shooting your KLX.
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:10 AM   #11
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I wasn't sure I was going to like this, but it actually came out pretty nice. Well done!
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:20 AM   #12
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I finished the bike tonight. It truly was an all weekend project. I think wrapping a motorcycle is a lot harder than wrapping a car. There are so many curves and crevices which makes getting all the wrinkles out nearly impossible. But overall I'm really happy with it.
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Nice job ... congrats to you !

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Old 01-22-2013, 10:25 AM   #13
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Is the stuff removable later on, or are your pretty much stuck with it? I'm thinking a few years and drops ahead when if it starts to get ripped up.

Where did you order it from?


Very tempting....
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:46 AM   #14
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Is the stuff removable later on, or are your pretty much stuck with it? I'm thinking a few years and drops ahead when if it starts to get ripped up.

Where did you order it from?


Very tempting....
The wrap should last 5+ years. I have one on my trailer and it has lasted over 8 years being parked outside. I figure with my garaged bike it should last at least as long. I saved the extra pieces I didn't use to do any touch-up later on as needed.

The vinyl wrap doesn't require any adhesive to stick onto the surface. They suggest using an adhesive around edges and uneven surfaces for added adhesion, but it's not required. Because there is no adhesive when you remove it the surface looks fine. Maybe just a wash and a little wax.

I bought my wrap from some place in IL. But after I bought it I found it for $70 from Fellers.com which is where I ordered my supplies. They have a warehouse in town so I didn't have to pay shipping.
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:09 AM   #15
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Well done, I like it. I thought about doing this to my TW200, but since I bought the klx250sf, I am thinking about selling it.

I think your camo bike would look killer with some black wheels
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