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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-21-2018, 06:57 PM Thread Starter
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3M Clear Film Paint Protection

Here is a short video showing some areas that may receive wear to the paint and a solution to stop paint damage/wear. I used 3M Bumper/Bra clear film on the areas in the video.

https://youtu.be/p9fWPfE6sFc
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How much did you have to buy to cover the areas?

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You can purchase a one foot by two foot piece kit with everything you need to cover all the areas I showed in the video.

When you apply it use soapy water spraying the surface and the sticky side of the 3M film, you will have to work the film around the curves but as the water is worked out from under the film it will conform and stick to the compound curves of the fuel tank and side covers.

Just take your time and keep working the film with the supplied squeegee. Make yourself some templates from paper to cut the film in the size and shape you need.
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You can purchase a one foot by two foot piece kit with everything you need to cover all the areas I showed in the video.

When you apply it use soapy water spraying the surface and the sticky side of the 3M film, you will have to work the film around the curves but as the water is worked out from under the film it will conform and stick to the compound curves of the fuel tank and side covers.

Just take your time and keep working the film with the supplied squeegee. Make yourself some templates from paper to cut the film in the size and shape you need.
What is the biggest piece you applied?

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Largest pieces were 7 inch wide by 6 inch high on the front of the saddle bags. The two side covers are smaller pieces, the fuel tank are kind of a modified triangle and the top of the trunk is just a small piece. You could buy two kits just to have enough in case you decide to redo a piece.

I cut out two different pieces for each side of the rear of the fuel tank to get it the way I wanted. I recommend the fuel tank pieces be cut to 8 inches long for coverage of the pants legs where they contact the fuel tank.

Here is a short Video trying to show the outlines of the 3M Clear Film, I also tried to show how you will have to apply the film, remember to use soapy water on both the paint and the back of 3M film and work the water out, the 3M clear film will start to adhere to the paint as the soapy water is worked out from behind the film, you will have to work the film on the tank and the side covers were there are curves, the fuel tank is the hardest but even the two fuel tank pieces only took a few minutes to apply.

This is a new video I just shot for this answer.

https://youtu.be/69FyVALPp_E
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Here, all of you go.....installation video....even smaller sections would be a snap...

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