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Old 10-13-2012, 11:42 PM   #1
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Bike wraps

does anyone know a good place who does bike wraps?
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:28 AM   #2
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Spectrum graphics over in east side. Also redline graphics in north side.
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Old 10-14-2012, 09:19 AM   #3
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Try Valdez graphics on SE side
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appriciate it gentlemen, i'll try them out
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if you are near the galleria area , try A&E Graphics on 4235 Richmond Ave , 713 621 0022 , they do great vehicle wraps.
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Old 10-19-2012, 12:31 PM   #6
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I've done a few. Not very easy. Send me a PM if you have any questions. Make sure they use only the premium vehicle wrap vinyl with laminate. Good luck!
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What does it cost, ballpark, to wrap a bike?
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Old 10-19-2012, 02:07 PM   #9
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Depends on where you go. Different overheads will dictate price. Most people aren't familiar with bikes, so the price is high to allow for extra time in design and installation. Wrap shops are used to working with a stiff metal skin or box truck skin. Motorcycles are more delicate so it takes a lot more time than a car if you count square foot to square foot.

I did a few to see how long it would take me and I was surprised. Difficult to say the least. We only charged $450 as test projects. I'm getting ready to do another one soon, but I'm going to use a design that will allow for some fudging.
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Ummm... Lol redline graphics turned me away when I asked about a wrap.. if you want quality and the best designers send your to inhouse graphics. Google them.
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I did a few to see how long it would take me and I was surprised. Difficult to say the least. We only charged $450 as test projects. I'm getting ready to do another one soon, but I'm going to use a design that will allow for some fudging.
Same here. I wrapped the side fairing on my 650r... needed 6 hands to do it correctly and a lot of trial and error while working very slowly.
I got it to ~98% quality.

My fear is the heat and the complex edges peeling up over time (I ride in all weather and temps)... I have yet to wrap and leave it on.

My company does wraps, and I've thought about pushing for bikes... just not sure on the longevity of it staying put, and don't want off customers or losing our re-wrapping bikes every couple months.
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Old 10-19-2012, 03:17 PM   #13
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My company does wraps, and I've thought about pushing for bikes... just not sure on the longevity of it staying put, and don't want off customers or losing our re-wrapping bikes every couple months.

We did a race bike to test the toughness and it held up surprisingly well. We used lots of 3M primer around the edges and everything seemed to hold. It was a Ducati 748 or 848. I can't remember. I've also thought about doing some kits that were not complete wraps, but contoured kits that would hold up well. I'm going to do a GSXR next, so we'll see how it works out. It's going to be a daily for this guy, so it will be good to see how it holds up.

I hear you on the re-wrap. Haven't had one yet, but a bike could be the one...LOL...
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All stunt bikes are getting wrapped these days.. it holds up just fine .. and unlike paint if you do scratch it just stick some wrap over it. Ta daaaaa
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Use the thicker overlaminate and it will hold up well and help protect the fairings and least from the small "forgot to put the kickstand down falls"

www.flu-designs.com is a good example I had him come to the site a few years back and in typical motohouston fashion ran him off. He wanted to donate for the Houston area to help promote his products.
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also when wrapping bikes surface prep is a big part of it. You dont have to warranty anything besides your initial install. Once you set it with heat it shouldnt peel away and if the prep is done right shouldnt bubble up from heat either. Include the price of extra material incase of a laydown so that the customer can make small repairs and keep the file for return business.
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Had mine wrapped by spectrum, it was good for a while but it eventually bubbled up in places and I peeled it off. Now I need to find something to get all the old glue off. Think they charged me $300 but I brought them in all the pieces.
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Wrapping is pretty difficult on bikes because of the amount of curvatures. On cars, it is easy. I would paint or plastidip bike instead. I have a few extra yard of gloss white 3M ScotchPrint left over if anyone wants to DIY.
i have a white r6 now the owner beforehand i bought it from ... spraypainted it white so... i could be interested, whatcha want?
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