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Hey Ryder, do you know what kind of clear plastic wrap it is? Did you wrap your bike? Are you happy with the results? Does it cloud the paint in any way? thank you
Don't know the details, found them on social media pages for a company out of toronto called CarBox industries. @Frio, the owner below might be able to answer this.

Hmm, I think that one looks familiar :)
Good to see you're protecting your investment :D
 

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The film is from a company named Suntek. It was chosen because it is thinner than the 3M one, and the installers recommended it (they also sell/install 3M, Xpel, etc.)

I have not seen the finished bike yet, I have to pick it up this week...

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Frio, could you please tell me the details about the plastic wrap? The photo looks like the paint isn't clouded in anyway. Is it that way in real life? Did you do the installation yourself, or hire someone to do it? Could you tell me what brand the plastic is, the thickness, the warranty, how long it would last, and if it can be replaced (safely) with no damage to the paint? If a person wanted to cover all of the painted surfaces, how much plastic would a person need? Is it possible to plan the seams to be in an area where it isn't seen al that much?
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Frio, could you please tell me the details about the plastic wrap? The photo looks like the paint isn't clouded in anyway. Is it that way in real life? Did you do the installation yourself, or hire someone to do it? Could you tell me what brand the plastic is, the thickness, the warranty, how long it would last, and if it can be replaced (safely) with no damage to the paint? If a person wanted to cover all of the painted surfaces, how much plastic would a person need? Is it possible to plan the seams to be in an area where it isn't seen al that much?
Thank you.
You could try asking the shop that is working on his H2, they might provide some https://www.facebook.com/CarboxIndustries
 

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Ok, it turns out the bike in the pictures is not mine, it's another H2 being worked on at the same shop.

The owner of the bike in those pictures requested that only a paint protection ceramic coating be applied, therefore the pictures you see do not have any film applied to the bike.

The transparent film in the pictures is only for protection of the parts that do not need the coating to be applied to.

I have requested to have the most exposed parts of my bike wrapped with the film, and then all the painted surfaces (including the ones protected by the film) coated with the ceramic coating.

I do not have any pictures of my bike with the film applied to it yet, the owner of the company who provides the service assures me that it is essentially impossible to see the film, unless you get close enough to see the seams where it is cut.

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Never mind, the bike in the pictures (at least the ones with the film being applied) is actually mine! :)

The film in the pictures is the actual paint protection film they applied.

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We need a rule about drinking and posting.
:)

The shop owner told me they were working on a second H2 (coating only), and that the pictures were of that one.

It turns out we were not talking about the same pictures, so when I told him that the picture description read "being wrapped in paint protection film", he conceded that it was actually my bike there :)

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Okay Frio I take it back. You have to admit it was funny the way the two posts were done.
 

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I picked up the bike today, the shop has done a fantastic work.

The film is completely invisible, you have to get very close to the bike to see the few places where it had to be cut.

The color is absolutely identical between the parts covered with the film and the parts that weren't, and the whole bike (all the painted parts) has been coated with a product named "Ceramic Pro".

I can only recommend this...

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I picked up the bike today, the shop has done a fantastic work.

The film is completely invisible, you have to get very close to the bike to see the few places where it had to be cut.

The color is absolutely identical between the parts covered with the film and the parts that weren't, and the whole bike (all the painted parts) has been coated with a product named "Ceramic Pro".

I can only recommend this...

Frio
Glad to hear that.

By the way how much did you end up paying in total?
 

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Frio could you answer us about rapidroy question :D

how long it would last, and if it can be replaced (safely) with no damage to the paint?
 

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A couple of new questions, where can the clear plastic wrap be bought, and about how much wrap should be bought to cover all of the painted surfaces?
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I've posted about this before but since it's a big forum, a refresher for those who may have missed that posting wouldn't hurt.
Since I didn't want to worry about paint, this is what I decided to do instead of the Dr Beazly fix. I had my H2 (almost) completely done with Expel clear bra. If I could figure out how to load pictures to the site bigger than 19kb, I would post pictures. (if anyone can help me with that, please advise how you do it.)
You can't tell the clear bra is really there unless you look very close (as in where they did the cutouts for the emblems and decals). Even that melds in with a little exposure to the sun.
Since Expel is a difficult medium to work with, I decided to have the work done professionally by a shop that specializes in this sort of thing. It wasn't cheap but then neither was the H2. The clear bra material has a ten year warranty on fading, peeling, cracking, hazing, pretty much anything that can happen to it. The warranty includes the cost of installation which is a plus.
I can now ride the bike without worrying about squeezing the tank with my legs, bug splat, rock chips, spilled gasoline or brushing against the paint which will scratch if you look at it. The Expel is tough stuff.
I am in the Los Angeles area so the installer I used would probably be of little use to the forum as a whole. I am sure others have already looked at the Expel application. If anyone is interested, their website:
https://www.xpel.com/products/Tools_preview.asp?subcat=Aftercare Products&pn=R1326
should be able to hook one up with a local installer. The link takes you to the page which advertises the bra protection application (I found it thanks to another forum member). It works well to protect the protector.
 
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