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I was curious to know if any one has done any decals or vinyl on the fury tank...I was wanting some skulls or flames but I can't afford to have my bike professionally painted right now. If anyone has tried something other than airbrush paint can you post some pics and give some feedback....Thanks
 

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I was curious to know if any one has done any decals or vinyl on the fury tank...I was wanting some skulls or flames but I can't afford to have my bike professionally painted right now. If anyone has tried something other than airbrush paint can you post some pics and give some feedback....Thanks
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you can get a stincil kit with skulls and brush them on yourself.beleive it or not they come out nice.
 

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where would be the best place to buy these....hey are you the great guy who sold me those slip ons and pipes???
 

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Nice... you can't even tell in the picture that they are vinyl decals... how does it hold up in the water or rain? If they are reusable... would it eventually start to peel around the edges?
You use a blow dryer to apply them and they stick really well. I never had a problem with them peeling.

They are touchy when cleaning the bike, you have to be careful wiping it down as not to catch a pointed corner.

They are suppose to be rated up to 150 mph, so as not a concern on a Fury.

For the price they are a cheap alternative until I get the bike painted.

I just last weekend I removed them. So you can always go back to your original paint. I had them on a couple of months and had no problems.
 

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they are sweet....thanks again for the great deal...you can check out the sound clip on youtube...slip ons honda fury
 

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You pay for what you get really. Airbrush work is expensive if you find a GOOD artist/bodyshop to do it, and it looks awesome, can last the life of the motorcycle, and it will never wash off or weather. Decals are cheap stickers that look like stickers they can look alright but they will never be custom to you. Be careful with do it yourself airbrush stencils, you can cause a bunch of problems if you are not familiar with the refinish process. Think about it this way if you spend tons of money in aftermarket parts like exhaust, wheels, fat tire, forward controls, etc. Why go cheap on the graphics/paint? Remember paint is the first thing they see and the last thing they remember.

This is just my opinion, coming from an airbrush guru.
 

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I don't think anyone is contesting the fact that air brushing and paint is the way to go. Decals offer a cheap alternative until such time you have the cash to have it done professionally.
Paint is final, and getting the right design you want and the right painter is key.:)
 

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I don't think anyone is contesting the fact that air brushing and paint is the way to go. Decals offer a cheap alternative until such time you have the cash to have it done professionally.
Paint is final, and getting the right design you want and the right painter is key.:)
guess i am lucky because i do my own.and you do clearcoat over it.
 

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Pros and Cons,

I always tell my customers that if what you REALLY want and can afford is Custom Paint, then that is what you should get.

If you want a "Custom " look but can't afford paint then Decals can be good alternative. Those who call "Decals" "Stickers" just don't know the differnce between the two. Decals can also be cleared over and if done correctly look just like Custom Paint. Stickers cannot be cleared over.

The other Reason for something like decals is that if your not sure of the "Theme" of your custom paint, you can try different motif's without having to Repaint every time.

And Lastly, if you do a full custom paint job and, heaven forbid, you find you need to sell your ride, you need to find someone who likes your paint job as much as you do. And even if you do you will NOT get your paint investment back.

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I will have decals on mine soon and when ya'll see pictures of it, you're gonna say that it's custom painted. They are getting designed as I type this. Mine will look just like it was painted, airbrushed and pin striped. I must add... I am a graphics designer and run my own sign shop though. :D
 

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Vinyl Pinstriping

I bought some vinyl pinstriping from the Twisted Chrome guys until I have saved up enough money for paint. You can choose what colors you want and they go on pretty easy....just take your time and line everything up! Only issue I have had is cleaning the bike. The pointed edges want to peel up when you are wiping the bike down, but no big deal.

https://mmm1123.verio-web.com/plan3...81&PHPSESSID=4914ce73e92e87338edea47a098bfcf5

I will post some pictures of my pinstriping tonight when I get home.
 

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Ok look at it like this. Most sportbikes have one solid color base then the factory applies the graphics which are decals THEN they clearcoat the whole thing. Of course paint is always better if you have the time, money or ability but the right decals, not stickers, with clearcoat on top will last you just as long as a good paint job. I had my sportbike from 01 to 08 and never had an issue with the factory decals and it looked brand new on the day I sold it.
If you have the money go to a good paint guy, if you don't then get the good decals and have them clearcoated over.
Just my 2 cents.
 
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