Painted or Vinyl Wrapped?


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Painted or Vinyl Wrapped?

Post by Uptwobucks » Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:27 pm



I am in the process of having my Trike and trailer vinyl wrapped. Have you ever made such a crazy decision? That’s me, I’m known to go off on the wild side. Why I make these crazy decisions I’ll never know. After tossing around the idea and the cost of each, I decided to try the wrap. Liquid copper is the color. I am told since my ride is garage kept it should last up to 7 years. My current color is below. I will post a pic of the results after completion sometime next week. If you have tried the vinyl wrap, please comment.

This is the new color but not the company doing the wrap.

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Re: Painted or Vinyl Wrapped?

Post by redial » Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:34 pm

I would paint it ! Like the man says, even if it is garaged it will last 7 years. How long does the paint last? Mine is 21 years young and it still does not need re-painting.

That vinyl fades and looks tatty when it ages.
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Re: Painted or Vinyl Wrapped?

Post by Uptwobucks » Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:52 pm

You are correct, paint does last longer. If I were to disassemble, paint then reassemble the cost was 5k plus. However, I like color change every now and then. So I figured I could do two wraps 5 to 7 years apart, hopefully giving me 10 - 14 yrs for less money. I did question the durability of the product and was offered a guarantee of 5yrs. I was told the vinyl can be washed, and waxed just like paint. They did say 7 to 10 years depending on my maintenance and care, but I always go with the lesser number. But I agree with you paint would last longer.

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Re: Painted or Vinyl Wrapped?

Post by FM-USA » Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:11 pm

My Wing is Beige, it blends in most backgrounds, especially concrete. :shock:
I'm kicking around the idea of a vinyl wrap.
Now & then I'll wear Mossy Oak shirt and/or pants, so why not go the full boat and do up the bike & trailer. If there's a minor tear the paints base color of Beige has that pretty much covered. When I Boon-dock camp, who's to know. ;)

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Re: Painted or Vinyl Wrapped? Completed

Post by Uptwobucks » Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:37 am

Project completed. Turn out very nice. I also replaced lots of the chrome since it had been on there since 2002. What do you think? Be honest.
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Re: Painted or Vinyl Wrapped?

Post by FM-USA » Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:09 am

You could almost camp in a pumpkin patch and no one will know you're there. 😜

Looks really good! In a way I like that slight dull sheen of the vinyl.

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Re: Painted or Vinyl Wrapped?

Post by Uptwobucks » Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:20 am

FM-USA wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:09 am
You could almost camp in a pumpkin patch and no one will know you're there. 😜

Looks really good! In a way I like that slight dull sheen of the vinyl.

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Re: Painted or Vinyl Wrapped?

Post by themainviking » Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:45 am

I have a friend who wrapped his GL1500 and side car in yellow a couple years back, and he is still happy with it. I think you did a great job, and it looks great. I have always liked the custom possibilities of wrapping, but personally don't have the guts to do it. Any time I have attempted to wrap, it has ended in disaster.
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Re: Painted or Vinyl Wrapped?

Post by Uptwobucks » Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:18 am

themainviking wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:45 am
I have a friend who wrapped his GL1500 and side car in yellow a couple years back, and he is still happy with it. I think you did a great job, and it looks great. I have always liked the custom possibilities of wrapping, but personally don't have the guts to do it. Any time I have attempted to wrap, it has ended in disaster.
I had it professionally done by a company. I had no experience to do it myself. I'm happy now that I see the results. The installer had done bikes for the local PD but had never done a trike. He did say afterwards the price will definitely go up.

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Re: Painted or Vinyl Wrapped?

Post by AZgl1800 » Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:11 am

I think it is really great.
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Re: Painted or Vinyl Wrapped?

Post by DenverWinger » Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:17 am

Very nice job, looks good! Just out of curiosity, how many $ did that set you back?
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Re: Painted or Vinyl Wrapped?

Post by Uptwobucks » Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:59 pm

DenverWinger wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:17 am
Very nice job, looks good! Just out of curiosity, how many $ did that set you back?
Started out at 2000.00, but then I add painting to the bottom of the trailer, vinyl paint to the dash panel, paint below the lower driving lights. So I spent 2700.00 total.

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Re: Painted or Vinyl Wrapped?

Post by minimac » Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:54 am

If you're happy, it was well worth it. If it looks half as good in person as in the pictures, it's great!

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Re: Painted or Vinyl Wrapped?

Post by Uptwobucks » Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:45 pm

minimac wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:54 am
If you're happy, it was well worth it. If it looks half as good in person as in the pictures, it's great!
It turned out better than I expected, which is rare :lol: and yes it looks as good as the picture. Thanks for commenting.



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