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Inner Fairing Wrap

One of the local dealers near me had a Street Glide that they upgraded, one upgrade was they wrapped the inside of the fairing with a carbon fiber wrap. I thought this looked really cool, and was a good looking alternative to painting the fairing.

Only thing I saw was some of the inside curves on the surface had small bubbles, likely from a poor install job.

Anyway, I was wondering if anyone had any experience or thoughts with wrapping the inner fairing on their RG instead of painting?

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Have a peak at this thread about hydro graphics, pretty slick stuff.

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I've been planning on this as well. I think I may buy some carbon fiber wrap vinyl and give it a try, but it seems to me that the Road Glide inner will be much more involved than the Street Glide inner. More real estate to cover overall and more bends and curves. The hydro dipping looks like a great way to go, but finding someone local to do it has been a challenge, and paying to ship the damn thing means my kid won't be able to go to college.


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I would like to see a picture of what that would look like. Oops, never mind. The other thread had a pic on it and that is definitely cool. Wonder how durable it is.

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It's pretty durable since it gets shot with clear coat when it's done, my friend does it
NY hydrographics he's got some pics on his web site, I was going to do my batwing last winter but wound up selling it


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I've been planning on this as well. I think I may buy some carbon fiber wrap vinyl and give it a try, but it seems to me that the Road Glide inner will be much more involved than the Street Glide inner. More real estate to cover overall and more bends and curves. The hydro dipping looks like a great way to go, but finding someone local to do it has been a challenge, and paying to ship the damn thing means my kid won't be able to go to college.
Yea, I'm not sure how the wrap would look after doing it, there are more bends, especially around the radio housing. And of course doing it for the first time ever. Maybe if I think I can do it I'll try on the ex wife's dashboard first for practice.

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Reficul had his dipped like carbon fiber if I remember. I'm looking at doing the same thing. Carbon fiber look


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Without a doubt theres going to be air bubbles and potential creases. Theres way too many bends and curves. As far as durability id imagine its pretty good. I see a lot of companies wrap their vehicles with their logos and designs and those are on the roads just about everyday and in all sorts of weather.

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Hells Foundry makes a product called softdash in which they have a carbon fiber look inner for RGs ... beware of the sticker shock though .... outside of my pay grade
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Without a doubt theres going to be air bubbles and potential creases. Theres way too many bends and curves. As far as durability id imagine its pretty good. I see a lot of companies wrap their vehicles with their logos and designs and those are on the roads just about everyday and in all sorts of weather.
there is a difference between a wrap and hydroforming, with hydroforming you dunk the item in a tank and it gets sucked up to the item, if its done by someone who knows what they are doing it comes out damn good,

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