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Old 06-19-2014, 03:36 PM   #1
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Clear protective film

Looking to put a protective film over the tank and plastics to keep it looking new.
What's everybody using?
If you have a link to where you purchased it from, I'd appreciate you posting...
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Old 06-19-2014, 03:49 PM   #2
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Old 06-19-2014, 04:03 PM   #3
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Old 06-19-2014, 04:20 PM   #4
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I got mine from my local bike Acc dealer , dist by the people that make the aftermarket decals .

Here's some in clear .

http://store.factoryeffex.com/Univer...eets_c_49.html
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Old 06-19-2014, 04:33 PM   #5
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I made some decals in a local sign show that were covered in clear 3M material. You should check in local sign shops to see if you can pick up some cheap.
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Old 06-19-2014, 04:49 PM   #6
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How about this.

http://www.ktmtwins.com/ktm-950-990-...on-sticker-set

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Old 06-19-2014, 05:20 PM   #7
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Old 06-19-2014, 05:36 PM   #8
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Paint skin

I can vaguely remember a product being advertised in some 4wd magazines a few years back where a clear film was applied in liquid form with a paint roller left to dry, then you go use your vehicle belting through scrub etc & when your finnished & back home simply pick off the edge of the skin & peal off, throw in the bin. Never used it but it does sound interesting for temporary paint protection, apparently you can leave it on untill it's scratched up or you don't need it for your daily commute or what ever, does anyone remember or know of this product?.
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Old 06-19-2014, 05:38 PM   #9
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I can vaguely remember a product being advertised in some 4wd magazines a few years back where a clear film was applied in liquid form with a paint roller left to dry, then you go use your vehicle belting through scrub etc & when your finnished & back home simply pick off the edge of the skin & peal off, throw in the bin. Never used it but it does sound interesting for temporary paint protection, apparently you can leave it on untill it's scratched up or you don't need it for your daily commute or what ever, does anyone remember or know of this product?.

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Old 06-19-2014, 05:45 PM   #10
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Old 06-19-2014, 09:09 PM   #11
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Old 06-19-2014, 10:20 PM   #12
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Depends on how much protection

I use plastidip and vinyl

Plastidip will save you tankbag from light scratches on the paint, but nothing more. A branch will scratch through it! But it's also extremely easy to do. I just did my entire bike with plastidip, but as a temporary fix until I vinyl it during the winter. 6 pack runs about $40 of amazon.

Clear Vinyl will be a way better way to keep the bike looking new. It's just harder to do, but I don't know anything about anything and I was able to do parts on my daytona and do all the plastics on my gs. The clear will make it super easy. Invest in vinyl knifeless line tape and a $10 harbor freights heat gun (hair dryers just don't work as well). Get clear 3m vinyl of ebay and you'll probably spend less than $100 to do everything. I did my whole gs with $40 worth of vinyl.
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Old 06-20-2014, 04:24 AM   #13
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Old 06-20-2014, 05:49 AM   #14
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Ebay for Helicopter tape or stone guard, or just go into your local sign maker and ask for some clear.

I use clear with removable glue to cover wear areas while on holiday then take it back off when I'm home, I don't even bother making it look nice as it's usually under panniers or bags.

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Old 06-20-2014, 09:23 AM   #15
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Options galore!!

Thanks for all the comments from everyone. This is such a great motorcycle community!!!
The TankSlapper site looked promising, but they don't have an option for my 990Adv bike. I'm waiting for a response from them to see if they intend to include this bike in the future.
I'm going to check out a sign shop and see what they have to offer, and if that doesn't work, I now have lots of options available!

BTW, my 530 is my get dirty, stay dirty bike. The 990 is my get dirty, get clean bike. Easier to clean with a protective film on it!!

Thanks again..
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