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- Important!!!-
Remove the item you are wanting to wrap if possible.
CLEAN properly, remove all dirt, and grit. Ideally wash with dishwashing liquid as that will remove all the grease and oily build up that will prevent the vinyl to wrap.

- First, you will want to cut your piece of carbon wrap to roughly the size of the object you are wrapping.
Whilst not nesercary, I find it easier as it stops the excess bits from getting in the way.

- Ideally you will want to wrap the WHOLE thing with one continuous piece, as it looks better. It is possible however to use more than one piece if your object is particularly difficult to wrap.

- Next, you will want to roughly stick a section on, somewhere near the centre. Start with the largest / flattest area. Peel the backing off, and stick it down.

- Now, this is the step you repeat over and over:
- Peel the bit of wrap that is stuck down off, heat it with a hair dryer, pull it tight, and stick it down again.
- Push any air bubbles out.
- Peel it up again, heat, and re-stick.
- Each time you do this, you are aiming to stick down more than you peeled up, hence slowly covering your object.
- So long as you bought the decent quality wrap, such as 3M, then re-sticking like this wont be an issue.
- Do not stretch the material TOO far, otherwise the carbon wrap patter will distort.
- Yes, you will probably burn your fingers a few times. I did. Man up.
- ALWAYS work outwards!

- Once the whole item is wrapped, go past the edges, and wrap part way on to the other side (by about 1 or 2 cm) and cut.

- If you missed any air bubbles, you will now have a hard time. Keep heating the area and trying to push them out. If you don't think that will work, you can try using a pin to poke a hole for the air to come through, although I would only recommend that as a last attempt plan.


This video more or less shows the same method I used, except I didn't wet it first.
I always wet decals or stickers that I apply, so perhaps I should of done!

 

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As a rough estimate, 500x500mm but you would be best getting a tape measure out. I will measure mine when I get back home if you like?
 

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thanks for your help fish, im gonna measure her tomoz, save you messing around. 500 by 500 be big enough for boomerangs?
 

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As a rough guess yes. But you will want to measure it to double check, I forgot to do it last night sorry!
 

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Also i would like to add, carbon wrap can never get ruined, e.g. if its all creased etc... all you do is apply heat and flatten it out !!!

No need to throw it or start again with new piece
 

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Also i would like to add, carbon wrap can never get ruined, e.g. if its all creased etc... all you do is apply heat and flatten it out !!!
That is correct :)
 

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Probably about £20
 

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Bump here. Hopefully its Okay rather than start a new thread.

Considering wrapping my whole bike in carbon...(The good 3M stuff) or maybe painting it matte black.

How much you reckon I should order? I'm thinking of this:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3M-Di-Noc...arParts_SM&hash=item3caffedc5b#ht_2318wt_1396

That is 120cm x 60cm

You can also get 120cm x 120cm

I want to order just enough - I don't want too much because it isn't cheap, but I don't want too little because I want to wrap it all in one day.
 

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That wont be enough to do the whole bike, nowhere near.
That would do, perhaps both boomerang panels, and maybe the mudguard?
Perhaps also the centre strip of the tank.

You would need more than that to do the tank, and rear panels.
You are probably looking at roughly £70 - 80 to do the entire bike.
 

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Actually, I retract that previous statement. That would be only enough for the boomerang panels. Nothing else...
 

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Hmm Measuring out 120x60 in my room and its bloody massive. I reckon at least the boomerangs and the tail. I've tried to send a comment on photobucket to Tugaprince to ask him how much he used on his r125.
 

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Let me check my eBay account. I will tell you what dimensions I used :p
 

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Nah, I did SOME of my R125. Just the mudguard, and the tank centre strip.
I think it was 120 by 120 as I remember it costing something like £80.

But I did have a fair bit left over...


"For your security, we've temporarily locked your account."
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Fisher said:
Nah, I did SOME of my R125. Just the mudguard, and the tank centre strip.
I think it was 120 by 120 as I remember it costing something like £80.

But I did have a fair bit left over...

"For your security, we've temporarily locked your account."
Bloody eBay.
What have you done on eBay now....
 

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Fisher said:
Nah, I did SOME of my R125. Just the mudguard, and the tank centre strip.
I think it was 120 by 120 as I remember it costing something like £80.

But I did have a fair bit left over...

"For your security, we've temporarily locked your account."
Bloody eBay.
Also it may be on your PayPal :)
 
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