Anyone have experience with protective films?

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Anyone have experience with protective films?

Post by cOoTeR » Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:27 pm


Have you ever used protective films on a motorcycle before? If so what are some brands to avoid and which ones to use? About what size is needed to do a motorcycle like the SX?
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Re: Anyone have experience with protective films?

Post by DeRox » Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:03 pm


I had xpel http://www.xpel.com/ on the sides of the gas tank of my H2. Good stuff. Didn't wrap the complete bike.
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Re: Anyone have experience with protective films?

Post by kman0066 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:22 pm


I've had Star Shield on a couple of cars before. I don't think I would bother with it on a motorcycle, but to each their own. It tends to start to bubble up around sharp corners, and peel up along the edges (motorcycles have a ton) and get dirt in those little spots. The better the application the less that all happens, but I've never seen one done perfect, even from a factory. Finally, after enough sun exposure, like any plastic, it starts to yellow a bit.

1 Exception would be if you track your street bike, I would put some around the bottom nose area of the fairings. That area get's beat up bad by tire pieces and grit from the track.
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Re: Anyone have experience with protective films?

Post by cOoTeR » Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:05 pm


I've never really bothered with it in cars or bikes but ever since i moved to Arizona the rock chips are ridiculous. I really noticed out when i was detailing my ZX10-R to get out ready to sell. The bike looked great other than the chips around the front side.
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Re: Anyone have experience with protective films?

Post by kman0066 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:39 pm


Ah, that makes sense. I've actually ended up with a hole through a fairing when I was out in Arizona, riding near the White Tanks. Rocks everywhere on the roads!
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Re: Anyone have experience with protective films?

Post by Adammax » Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:35 pm


I've put Tankslapper on a couple bikes, primarily on the sides of the tank where the knees might rub. Once on properly you can'treally tell they are there. all the patterns are pre-cut to fit most bikes. I think you can now get some in color or carbon look, but I always did clear. I would never do a total kit, seems like a pain the ass. just tank protection.

http://thetankslapper.biz/
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Re: Anyone have experience with protective films?

Post by ghostwriter78 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:58 am


Im going to do following
1. Nano Coating
2. Decals (to give bike a unique sport style, and change color green to red)
3. Film to cover and protect

The right film wont be visible and will protect against average gravel impacts on fairings.
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Re: Anyone have experience with protective films?

Post by DeRox » Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:23 pm


I'm gonna have it coated too. Gyeon stuff probably.
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