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Thread: Im having my RT wrapped... please help with the color.

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    Im having my RT wrapped... please help with the color.

    I'm getting bored with the grey color of my 2012 RT, so I'm going to have it wrapped. I have whittled it down to two final choices. One is called Bahama Blue Pearl, and the other is Green Apple Matte Metallic. If I go with the green, I'm thinking of having the silver parts of the bike wrapped in a carbon fiber black. With the blue, I would probably leave the silver alone. With either color, my trunk will get wrapped the color of the bike.
    I have attached images of both colors wrapped on cars. Please vote for your preference. Non-binding of course. :

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    How Much?

    Are you doing the wrap or a shop?

    Approximate cost, including labor?

    Does the wrapping require disassembly or does it get done with body panels in place?
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    I used to have a green bike and it was nearly invisible to cage drivers. Go with the Blue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m_stock10506 View Post
    Are you doing the wrap or a shop?

    Approximate cost, including labor?

    Does the wrapping require disassembly or does it get done with body panels in place?
    I'm not brave enough to try it myself. I'm having a shop do it. It's about $850 all in. The installer hasn't decided how he's going to work with the bike. I offered to remove all the panels, but he thinks it may be easier to work on the bike while it's mostly together. Obviously, where some panels overlap, we'll have to remove some.

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    Its a Wrap

    I love the blue color.

    I've been thinking of doing a wrap on my 2014 RT, in bright yellow. I would love to see pictures of your bike when you are finished. Is the wrap easily removable to restore the bike to original for re-sale value?
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    Quote Originally Posted by elgin mary View Post
    I love the blue color.

    I've been thinking of doing a wrap on my 2014 RT, in bright yellow. I would love to see pictures of your bike when you are finished. Is the wrap easily removable to restore the bike to original for re-sale value?
    I will post pictures when it's done. Yes, apparently it's relatively easy to remove.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elgin mary View Post
    I love the blue color.

    I've been thinking of doing a wrap on my 2014 RT, in bright yellow. I would love to see pictures of your bike when you are finished. Is the wrap easily removable to restore the bike to original for re-sale value?
    Wow, please post pictures if you do this. Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by nelliott View Post
    Wow, please post pictures if you do this. Thanks
    It should be done in a week or so. All I have to do is tell him the color.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbaliko View Post
    It should be done in a week or so. All I have to do is tell him the color.
    Apparently there are different kinds of wraps. Can you please tell us what (make, model, material(?)) kind of wrap it is?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nelliott View Post
    Apparently there are different kinds of wraps. Can you please tell us what (make, model, material(?)) kind of wrap it is?
    My installer prefers to work with Avery Dennison SW900 Supreme Wrapping Film. Another premium wrap is 3M series 1080.

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    Of the 2, I liked the blue better...
    But my favorite is Daytona Sunset Orange Metallic....yyyuuuummmm.

    I've watched the installation videos on these films. Reminds me a lot of covering RC models with iron on film....very easy to go "Oooops" and make a mess.

    Awaiting the final pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbaliko View Post
    I will post pictures when it's done. Yes, apparently it's relatively easy to remove.
    According to an FAQ on one of the wrap vendor sites, "Yes, the product can be removed with heat and cleaners and will not damage the surface, in fact it will protect the surface it covers."

    Needing heat and cleaners doesn't sound easy to me. I guess "relatively" is the operative word.
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    With the blue, you could even add Motosport colors to it later...

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    Can't somebody do a photoshop for Doug so he can look at the actual bike with the color choices he is contemplating? It may be easier if you see the bike in the colors vs the cars.

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    It's a wrap

    My preference is toward Outhouse Brown Metalic
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