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Old April 15th @ 01:44 pm   #1
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From: Phoenix AZ

Motorcycle: 02 Yamaha SportCruiser 1700
So my fellow desert dwellers.... how can you protect a custom paint job from this harsh climate and rocks?

Back in 92 when I was living in Vegas, within 6 months I had to replace my windshield from all the little pitts in it from stones that would kick up.

Down here it's the same thing. Don't matter if you are in the city or on the outskirts, we have a bad rock problem.

Is there anything that a person can to do help protect a custom paint job? Been thinking of a custom for a while but don't want it all dinged up.

Thanks in advance.

 
 
Old April 15th @ 01:49 pm   #2
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From: Tatooine

Motorcycle: a jet
Dont ride so close behind other bikes or vehicles.
 
 
Old April 15th @ 01:54 pm   #3
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From: NLV - Lone Mt & Clayton

Motorcycle: 2002 Yamaha FZ1
There is a sheet made by 3M that you can put over the paint (applies like window tint), but when the plastic gets bunged up, then what do you do?

http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3...gard-PPF/Home/

Me, I got some touch-up paint.
 
 
Old April 15th @ 01:56 pm   #4
Broc Lee's Avatar
 
From: Phoenix AZ

Motorcycle: 02 Yamaha SportCruiser 1700
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr Pheer View Post
Dont ride so close behind other bikes or vehicles.
that, unfortunately, does not always work. Going to take the bike to the shop Sat, some moron passed where they shouldn't have (center turn lane).... kicked up rocks on everyone.

So there is no special paint protector out there? extra tough topcoat or something?



posted before I could finish....
checking your link now 2up... thanks
 
 
Old April 15th @ 01:59 pm   #5
Howie B
 
you could always ride in a bubble.. I don't know of anything personally, but if you do find something, please do share with us!!
 
 
Old April 15th @ 02:03 pm   #6
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From: Phoenix AZ

Motorcycle: 02 Yamaha SportCruiser 1700
Quote:
Originally Posted by hbrown93 View Post
you could always ride in a bubble.. I don't know of anything personally, but if you do find something, please do share with us!!
bubble biker.

That 3M stuff looks promising... I may try it.
 
 
Old April 15th @ 04:26 pm   #7
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From: Las Vegas/Summerlin

Motorcycle: 2005 Suzuki Hayabusa LE/2007 Suzuki GSXR600/2000 Honda CBR600F4
Yea... a lot of people use the 3M film on their cars/trucks with good results.
 
 
Old April 15th @ 05:25 pm   #8
R3K
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From: Hendo

Motorcycle: GSX-R 1000 & RC51
I went to the SEMA show some years back and saw a new Ducati 999 covered in the 3M stuff and didn't even know it was there. I know they're out there, but not sure if it's 3M or not, but one of the companies that make that clear film stuff makes vehicle specific kits that takes the guess work out of trying to cut it yourself. Once it's applied correctly, you can't even tell it's on the bike/car. Before you purchase, make sure you check to see if the stuff is prone to turning yellow.
 
 

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