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hi guys

I saw some time ago this picture with kinda wood side panels and I felt in love with it... anyway I think whey they come out they are going to be expensive.... I've seen some leather as well like this guy

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anyway I was thinking getting some of this vinyl wrap and follow the guide to remove my side panels or sticker I still don't know and has some wood side panels

this vinyl wrap

Buy Products Online from China Wholesalers at Aliexpress.com

or anyone else has a better idea to fake this wood side panels?

thanks a lot
 

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A good vinyl wrap might not look bad. You could try applying a wood veneer to the factory side panel for an authentic wood appearance.
 

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A good vinyl wrap might not look bad. You could try applying a wood veneer to the factory side panel for an authentic wood appearance.
not sure if the wood veneer might be too thick but I have to take at look at one piece
 

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I tried wood veneer several different ways. No go. Because veneer cannot stretch, there are a few spots that will absolutely not work. The wood cracks before it would make the bend. If you are very good, you could cut and splice the veneer, but I didn't like it because you could see the cuts in the grain. I'll try and find a pic of my failed project to post.
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I tried wood veneer several different ways. No go. Because veneer cannot stretch, there are a few spots that will absolutely not work. The wood cracks before it would make the bend. If you are very good, you could cut and splice the veneer, but I didn't like it because you could see the cuts in the grain. I'll try and find a pic of my failed project to post.
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scowa18 thanks a lot for sharing your experience I bought the one I link in my thread I hope it's not that thicker like the wood veneer you used

wish me luck

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Veneers can be formed (I think it might be done with steam?), but its probably a process best left to professionals. I really think the vynil will look good. It's easy to stretch and fit.
 

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I wil post some pictures as soon as I have them.... it will take some time since they're coming from china and i'm in Costa Rica
 

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The pictures seemed to depict a leather side piece? That would be even nicer than wood I believe.
 

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The pictures seemed to depict a leather side piece? That would be even nicer than wood I believe.
the guy I linked from instagram it's leather site panels yes those look nice but I don't want leather unless my vinyl idea fails I will think about leather
 

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I ride my bike only on weekends.... and today I realize that side panels get pretty hot.... now I am doubting the vinyl is going to last or work at all since I am thinking it will make bubbles when the tank gets hot

so I think ichitz idea is the way to go
 

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I did buy some wrap on ebay which is only good on flat surfaces but my local sign writer had the expensive wrap for the tank panels
 

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The signwriter said the wrap needs to have a pattern on the sticky side so it can bend easily around object. You need to use maybe hairdryer to help stretch as well to make it fit good.
 

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I will practice with the rear fender I removed before playing with the side panels

Thanks a lot markstar really helpful tips
 

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Some vinyl wrap will have a checkered patern on the adhesive side to aid in air pocket removal. It helps but is not necessary. Spray a mild soapy water concentrate on the surface before applying the wrap. This will allow you to reposition the vinyl if you make a mistake and also makes it easier to get air pockets out. Use a hair dryer to stretch the vinyl and form it around edges.
 

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Some vinyl wrap will have a checkered patern on the adhesive side to aid in air pocket removal. It helps but is not necessary. Spray a mild soapy water concentrate on the surface before applying the wrap. This will allow you to reposition the vinyl if you make a mistake and also makes it easier to get air pockets out. Use a hair dryer to stretch the vinyl and form it around edges.
it scares me now
looks like a very professional work... not easy for beginners... I am going to practice then
I bought 2 vinyls just in case I screw up with the first one
 
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