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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-30-2014, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone using something like this? (3M paint protection film)
I want to put some on my saddle bags(the lids) so the wife
doesn't scuff them up while riding.they already have some scratches
Any input...good or bad

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I was thinking of putting something on the top of my bags too, just didn't know what i wanted to use yet. That looks like a good idea, you probably could find it at any paint and body supply store and cut them yourself.

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Tankslappers offers a pretty extensive film pre cut. We are using it and only a couple of years old, but holding up as expaected from a 3M product.
The spray on is supposed to last about a year, I have a can and keep saying i'm putting it on the car but I procras--------------------
Anyway, the reviews are good, it is 3M, and it is cheap enough if one would like to try it out.
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I put the 3m paint protector on part of the tank and front fender on my 12 Cross Roads. You just need to take your time putting it on. Soapy water makes it work. It also waxes just fine. Can't even tell it's there.

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thats funny I was just telling someone about how I wanted to find something like this for the gas tank where the seat comes in contact with tank. Im afraid of Zipper scratches. It also seems like everyone who sits on bike needs to kick a bag..

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Yes. I have those on my 2012 Cross Roads LE (sold to a friend) and my 2013 XCT. They work as advertised. I would spring for the all 3M kit. Some of the pieces can be hard to put on and all the air bubbles removed. They helped to protect the paint against belt buckles, zippers and boot marks.


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\It also seems like everyone who sits on bike needs to kick a bag..
When I first brought my XR home my brother, dad, buddies, etc all had to sit in the saddle and everyone of them ended up kicking the bag (usually the right one). I was going to put the 3M stuff on mine but I've scratched it to the point that it would now be a waist of time. The good thing about the Sunset red is that is hides scratches well until light hits the scratches at a certain angle.

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i had the people who do my graphics do the saddlebags and tank
rear for me so i didnt screw it up. she said the do a lot of bikes[mostly harley]. been on for a year now.

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I bought the tankslapper version did not like it. The 3M is the only way to go but it is tricky to install. I have it on my bag lids and gas tank also on the nose of my front fender. May be worth having an auto detailer to do it.

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Victory offers a kit for the bags. Covers top and front. I may give that a try if I can find them for a deal. I'm a firm believer in 3M ScotchCal. Been using it for many, many years on all my vehicles. I sort of want to have the installer that normally does my vehicles apply it to the fairing on the XC, but I fear it will be really expensive considering how many individual surfaces there are to cover.

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