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By Saraharl
#101296
So I am trying my hand at vinyl wrapping, got some 3M vinyl off eBay for cheap. Would have been better if I had started on an easier piece instead of the tank :oops: but I, and the customer think it looks pretty good. Once I have the body wrapped I will be putting on the red flames, also vinyl. It's hard to see in the pics, but the vinyl has sparkle built in :D
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By Saraharl
#101491
So it's all done. I think it came out pretty well but I learned some lessons for my next one.... It's all vinyl including the flames and I added working head and tail lights.
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By akadocbt
#101495
Looks great. Flames add a very nice look to it. Vinyl is a whole other animal compared to painting, lol. What may take 5 minutes to paint can take 1 hour to vinyl, but when it's on it's done.
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By landon
#101528
Great job, Sarah! Hard to believe that's your first vinyl job, it really came out looking good! 8-)
I have a feeling my first attempt at vinyl is going to look like poo... :lol:
Gotta love those orange Harleys! (it WAS an orange one, wasn't it :?: )
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By Saraharl
#101530
akadocbt wrote:Looks great. Flames add a very nice look to it. Vinyl is a whole other animal compared to painting, lol. What may take 5 minutes to paint can take 1 hour to vinyl, but when it's on it's done.
That's why I did vinyl, no cure time. I am also thinking it may hold up a bit better than paint since its made for cars. It came out cheaper in the end than paint too, bout $20 worth of vinyl with a perfect shiny finish with metallic flake... We will see how my next one comes out, gonna do the trike in $5 carbon fiber, if that one comes out good I may switch to vinyl almost completely, it sure sped up the turn around time
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By Battman2036
#101800
Nice job. I think we need to post a listing of sources for vinyl. The wrap material from my vendor is costly and I'm nervous about the china stuff.
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By Battman2036
#101931
If you remember the san antonio ebay folks please post the name. I've been trying to find a decent piece 2 x 6 of the carbon on ebay for the $5 but I think they're outbidding me on their own auction.
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By Saraharl
#101943
Here are the eBay vinyl shops I have ordered from, I have only used the vinyl from the 1st one...

Autovinylsolutions (San Antonio) : I ordered the 3m gloss black metallic 12x60 for $14

Ezauto-wrap (usa) : I ordered some 3m carbon fiber for another project 12x60 for $8.88

Hiteche (china) : I ordered some carbon fiber 18x60 for $5, plan to use this later this week
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