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    Exclamation HELP: what's the best type of paint-protection film for a new motorcycle?

    Just picked up a brand new R1200RTů my very first BMW motorcycle, so excited!

    Does anyone have any recommendation for the best type of paint-protection film for a new motorcycle?

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    Moe -

    There's a thread in the Similar Threads pane below that has a few thoughts.
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    Your local signwriter, or anyone who does automotive "wraps" should be able to help. I had my pannier tops covered with "Signwriters Clear" by a signwriter.

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    I'm a fan of the 3-M products. I use them on the rocker panels of new vehicles.

    https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/post-fac...otection-film/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moe13 View Post
    Does anyone have any recommendation for the best type of paint-protection film for a new motorcycle?
    Tankslapper makes a pre cut kit for your bike.

    http://thetankslapper.biz/r1200rt-to...kit-2014-2018/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Tankslapper makes a pre cut kit for your bike.

    http://thetankslapper.biz/r1200rt-to...kit-2014-2018/
    I'm in the middle of applying the tank slapper to my 15 RT. Not hard but tedious.

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    I've got over 33K miles now and nary a mark anywhere on the bike so I don't see the need but what you should do if you haven't already is get a good headlight protector as that part is over $1100 to replace and is very sensitive to pitting and it really shows especially when the headlights are on. Mine was so bad at 10K miles when I finally realized I should have installed a protective cover that I never did, not knowing the above in time, so now I'm stuck with it. I committed to never letting a foot scuff my side cases so I'm ultra careful when getting off and on the bike when the side cases are on, and it's not hard at all, but I have to always make sure I do it right as it's easy to get careless with that.

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    Lamin-X

    I've always used the pre-cut Lamin-X kits on my bikes and have always turned out wonderful. A good afternoon worth of work.

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