It was relatively inexpensive. I think I bought 5 yards (or meters?) For about $27/yard. The special squeegee was probably another $10. And remember that's $CDN. I think one thing that messed me up was that I had the fender sitting loose on a table. I think I'd have had a better chance if it had been immobile. I think that's why it looks so manageable in videos of wrapping cars - they don't move!
Good luck! Maybe your success will motivate me to try again. 3M makes some really great colours.
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gotcha, you may have something on immobile.... a lot of people say take parts off but these guys did it with almost all parts on the bike, i am sure you saw this video:
Do read this link. The owner of the bike had a professional shop wrap the bike and trailer. He paid $2000 for the bike and $700 for the trailer. At best it will last the guy 3-5 years.
I own a sign company and I do vehicle wraps and please believe me when I say that wrapping anything is not a DIY job. You will get horrible results, waste time and waste money.
I've added graphics to many bikes, but I won't wrap any.
I agree with you in thinking this is not a DIY thing. I was just pointing out an example of one that had been done. I would never attempt a project like this. Getting small graphics and pinstripes on with no air bubbles is hard enough.
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Hey Keller - If you are careful and do your U-Tube homework on the proper installation procedures, you should be able to wrap your bike fine. I've seen several successful home projects that turned out pretty good on football sized (motorcycle tanks, bags and trunk) projects. One word of caution though - a friend tried to wrap a large graphics design along both sides of his car and made a pig's ear out of it. Finally gave up and pulled it all off along with some paint in a few places.
Good Luck- Michael
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