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Old 06-21-2012, 10:19 PM   #1
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Should I? Or Shouldn't I?

Should I change it up or Just redo it? Been really debating if i should redo or completely change the graphics on the bike. The realtree has been on there for about 3 years and is starting to crack and peel (my shoddy work applying it). Just getting falls opinion on it. Don't get my wrong i love the realtree but I'm always up for change.
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Old 06-21-2012, 10:32 PM   #2
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I would change it up. Not because I don't like it, but since you have the opportunity go for something different. It'll make it feel like a new bike and you can have some fun coming up with something creative.

BTW how did you apply those? Is that hydrographics? It looks awesome.
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Old 06-22-2012, 09:35 AM   #4
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I would change it up. Not because I don't like it, but since you have the opportunity go for something different. It'll make it feel like a new bike and you can have some fun coming up with something creative.

BTW how did you apply those? Is that hydrographics? It looks awesome.
I ordered 2 sheets of realtree off some website for cheap and just used a little know how and applied them. same kind of stuff that would be applied on the side of trucks (cars lol). would have been alot better if i had a second set of hands and a better heat gun. but it was fairly simple, but the tank was a bitchh which didnt turn out that great. i might just go with a mossy oak pattern this time lol
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Old 06-22-2012, 06:48 PM   #6
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I think you need a quieter exhaust.....so the deer don't get spooked
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Old 06-22-2012, 07:43 PM   #8
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I think it looks great but new is always fun. Nice pbr scateboard
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thanks that was my first board. and it looks good in pics and from afar but up close the imperfections stand out. Ive never really been fond of digital camo or army camo, reason being is I've never served and wouldn't want others to think that i have (just out of respect) sort of a posing complex i have. i almost hit enough deer to think that they can't hear me at all lol
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thanks that was my first board. and it looks good in pics and from afar but up close the imperfections stand out. Ive never really been fond of digital camo or army camo, reason being is I've never served and wouldn't want others to think that i have (just out of respect) sort of a posing complex i have. i almost hit enough deer to think that they can't hear me at all lol
Yeah I was thinking people have a hard enough time seeing bikes so a camo bike might not be all that great of an idea.
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If you reapply graphics and they're vinyl: I recommend the wet method of vinyl application if you aren't already doing them that way. It makes it stupid easy to apply large vinyl pieces with no cracks or pealing from repositioning.

A spray bottle with distilled water and a couple of drops of dawn. Spray the surface and the decal, drop the decal on the bike. Squeegee it into place. Heat gun any areas that need to be be shaped. Tape down the forward edges with painters tape if you are going to ride immediately, remove tape when dried out (about 48 hours).

They also sell some sweet application prep fluids and no mar application tools on amazon.
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I want to wrap mine, but the tank scares me. May just leave a stripe in the center and wrap the sides separately.

If you're gonna stick with camo, leave it alone. If you want to try something different, now is the time.
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It could use more pank
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If you reapply graphics and they're vinyl: I recommend the wet method of vinyl application if you aren't already doing them that way. It makes it stupid easy to apply large vinyl pieces with no cracks or pealing from repositioning.

A spray bottle with distilled water and a couple of drops of dawn. Spray the surface and the decal, drop the decal on the bike. Squeegee it into place. Heat gun any areas that need to be be shaped. Tape down the forward edges with painters tape if you are going to ride immediately, remove tape when dried out (about 48 hours).

They also sell some sweet application prep fluids and no mar application tools on amazon.
thats what i did but the curves on the tank were way to extreme for my skill level and i wasn't about to take it to the graphics shop for 1500 bucks
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I want to wrap mine, but the tank scares me. May just leave a stripe in the center and wrap the sides separately.

If you're gonna stick with camo, leave it alone. If you want to try something different, now is the time.
leave it alone byte redoing it? and i was really contemplating on doing the stripe thing but the tank was blue and it wouldn't look right and i wasn't trying to repaint
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Wherever you get the prints from, ask for vinyl with air release adhesive. All major brands have their own versions. We use it for vehicle wraps and there is no need for application fluid. You will need a heat gun or torch to soften the vinyl which in turn makes the installation easier. When you post heat the vinyl it also helps "set" it and will keep it from coming up. Hit me up if you need some tips/help.
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Wherever you get the prints from, ask for vinyl with air release adhesive. All major brands have their own versions. We use it for vehicle wraps and there is no need for application fluid. You will need a heat gun or torch to soften the vinyl which in turn makes the installation easier. When you post heat the vinyl it also helps "set" it and will keep it from coming up. Hit me up if you need some tips/help.
Originally I looked for this kind but could not find a company that made realtree at a decent price. So I ended up getting a marine grade vinyl
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