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Has anyone seen this tank yet? Or have any idea on prices etc for it? This is what I'm basing my whole design around in my head!
Hi Jayjay, no Idea on cost but also thought about this when I first saw it a few weeks back. Then I thought about rapping my existing as have seen it done on cars and you would never know. just also wondered how it might react with a drop or two of petrol.
 

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Well I've seen all sorts of parts done with a method called "hydrodipping" or something along those lines. It probably would be cheaper but it looks like this tank would get rid of the concaved plastic bits that accommodate the suspension when on full lock (steering). Also, it might fit within the budget aswell so I'm keeping all options open. It looks great with the aluminium side panels aswell.
 

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Aha but next week if you wrap it you could change it to a different style hypothetically!!! :)
Fair point but dependant on the the look one is after. I'm of the opinion that a wrap will never give the depth of polished metal, then again a wrap will work better if you is looking for say a change in colour or perhaps a pattern...
 

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Fair point but dependant on the the look one is after. I'm of the opinion that a wrap will never give the depth of polished metal, then again a wrap will work better if you is looking for say a change in colour or perhaps a pattern...
You may be surprised, due to my previous job I have a critical eye so to speak however I have seen this kind of finish close up, in fact on a door mirror on a VW golf Mk7R they had replicated the wing mirror finish of an Audi RS 4 I honestly feel one would not know.

Only saying.
 

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wrapping...really? never understood how folks think a wrap can replace the real thing. It's like you're just lying every time you ride.
Why, in that case wrapping is no different than adding any other addition to your bike that was not fitted as standard is it?

Have no idea how much a new tank would cost but would imagine £700/£800 for removal painted and refitted. Wrapping say £200 worst case. and if you grow tired of it you can always peel it off for your original or try another finish, easy.
 

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I have friends that bought expensive new vance and hines exhaust systems for their Harleys and then wrapped them. Either because they just liked the looks or dropped the bike and scratched the pipes up. lol
 

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I wrapped my bike a few years ago. Spilled petrol never harmed it. The bike looked great and got a lot of comments. Paint underneath was kept in pristine condition.
Here is a pic of the wrapped tank.
I will wrap my Scrambler!
 

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Here is a pic of the full bike. Fenders, faring, tank, headlight, other bits all wrapped. The bike is candy blue underneath. The wrap is much more resistant to chips and rocks than the paint.
I'm thinking I'll do a silver strip down the middle of the tank to match the scrambler side panels on the tank and do both fenders in the same silver... maybe
 

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Here is a pic of the full bike. Fenders, faring, tank, headlight, other bits all wrapped. The bike is candy blue underneath. The wrap is much more resistant to chips and rocks than the paint.
I'm thinking I'll do a silver strip down the middle of the tank to match the scrambler side panels on the tank and do both fenders in the same silver... maybe
İs it easy wraping plastic parts? Doesnt it need high heat to stick on the surface?
 
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