Ok so I picked up this beautiful 2006 Jackpot Ness Edition with 4,300 miles, chromed to the teeth as you can see in the before photos. Beautiful indeed but not entirely my style. The thought never crossed my mind to ruin this paint and the fact that its a special edition re-enforced my hesitation to do any permanent changes. So this left me with basically 2 options, plasti dip, or vinyl. I was set to do plasti dip until i stumbled across the fact that if gas touches it is ruined, that fact made the decision to not plasti dip it, a fairly easy one. So now im left with vinyl as my only option, me being the researcher i am, i watched tons of youtube videos on applying vinyl. I choose 3M in matte black and basically went to town. I will say that it was no where near as easy as the videos made it look, a lot of cursing, a lot of beers, and a little more cursing sums up it up. A lot of trial and error and wasted vinyl but once i got the hang of how this stuff works it was easier with each part.
So i first tried wrapping the tank in 1 piece and that was a huge no go after wasting hours getting to the point where i realized that it just wasnt going to happen. Ripped it all off in a calm rage..haha..so after finding a product called "knifeless Tape" meant specifically for cutting vinyl wrap and making seams (see image below) I was confident i might be able to pull it off in 3 sections.
So after ordering more vinyl i decided to tackle the front fender first and then reinstalled it, I was really impressed with the outcome...
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