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Offline pss55

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Vinyl Covering
« on: February 11, 2014, 06:09:12 pm »
I must confess that I was not terribly enthusiastic about the colors offered by Triumph on the TTSE 2013.  So, I had it covered in vinyl and this is what it looks like.  Let me know what you think.

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Re: Vinyl Covering
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2014, 06:30:24 pm »
 :062: That is pretty impressive, it does look well with the sharper returns on the Trophy, well done, you will certainly stand out.

It's not my cup of tea personally, a little too Judge Dread for me, it will probably strike fear into lesser mortals when they see that in their mirrors. I hope you have a helmet to match  :146:

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Re: Vinyl Covering
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2014, 06:42:49 pm »
You certainly made me laugh.  As it so happens, I had (have) a Nolan Anniversary helmet which conveniently is matte black with gold lettering, but I just bought a Shoei Jet (the new one) that I find much better.  it is, however, dark grey.  Should I change the covering entirely?  :008:

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Re: Vinyl Covering
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2014, 06:43:40 pm »
Well done, it looks a very professional job. A bit too dark for my liking though. I'm guessing the main benefit is no chipped paint and I suppose if you drop it or whatever it's easier and cheaper to replace the vinyl, am I right.
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Re: Vinyl Covering
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2014, 06:54:27 pm »
Nice. Very stealth bonner like.

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Re: Vinyl Covering
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2014, 06:56:23 pm »
Your bike looks good. Quite a change from stock.
Some of the Vinyl Wrap jobs I've seen can be pretty impressive. Photos, animal prints, patterns etc.
I might do this when mine gets a bit scarred up.
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Re: Vinyl Covering
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2014, 07:13:49 pm »
*Originally Posted by rocksteady [+]
Well done, it looks a very professional job. A bit too dark for my liking though. I'm guessing the main benefit is no chipped paint and I suppose if you drop it or whatever it's easier and cheaper to replace the vinyl, am I right.

You are absolutely right.  Moreover, I have found that when you change the paint you have more difficulties selling the bike as we all like to customize our bikes but when we buy them second hand, we like them as stock as can be.  With vinyl covering, you can either remove the vinyl and sell your bike with a stainless, chip less painting, or offer the choice to the buyer of leaving it as is or taking it off.

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Re: Vinyl Covering
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2014, 07:50:24 pm »
Hi there.... looks really good..... I will be getting a partial vinyl wrap soon... just waiting for the bike to come back from Hinkley from its engine upgrade... I will post pictures when the job is done.
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