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Old Sep 23rd 2013, 08:10 AM   #1
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1199 Panigale 3M Total Protection Kit, The Tankslapper
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Old Sep 23rd 2013, 08:18 AM   #2
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$105.00 says that I could screw up the installation. Bad.
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Old Sep 23rd 2013, 08:40 AM   #3
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There are some on here who have already done the tank portion only and it looks aesthetically much more appealing, that being said, I think it would be a more myopic of procedures adhering to the highest concentration of one's wits , no doubt...
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not an easy job, but worth it!

start with the simple parts (tail top, tank center) then move on.

you can always take it off and reapply during the installation process.
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Worth it IMO and not too difficult. I had never done one before my Panigale, and I only have a few spots that didn't come out perfectly. In any case, it's meant to be a sacrificial layer so that the bike's bodywork stays pretty. And the tank especially is good, it's protected without one of the regular tank protectors that detract from the overall look of the bike I think.

I ended up putting one on my Sti too, which was a lot harder in some areas and didn't turn out as well. But again, it's meant to be sacrificed.
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Old Sep 24th 2013, 07:35 PM   #6
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Cow of a job. Did it over time. Plenty of posts about this already.

I think worth the effort though.
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Old Sep 24th 2013, 07:42 PM   #7
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I did it myself....kind of a pita. Looks pretty good. A few small spots I have bubbles, but not real noticeable. Better than paying someone to do it.
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Old Sep 25th 2013, 09:54 AM   #8
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I did it myself....kind of a pita. Looks pretty good. A few small spots I have bubbles, but not real noticeable. Better than paying someone to do it.
I did it myself, too. If you want to see the finished product, check out "panigale picture thread," page 71. If you can't tell that the 3M is on, that's the point!

I had the same experience as Gnance. Not easy, took way too long, & couldn't get it all perfect. To his credit, the Tankslapper guy (Lucas) is almost always available by phone, to help you through the problem spots.

As for you, "BikeNameNumber," and any other guys in the SoCal region, if I were you, I would spend a few bucks in gas, go to the Tankslappers shop in LA, and have Lucas do it for you. He told me he does it for about 75 bucks for people who bought it from him.

Regardless, it works great, protects the finish, and makes it less painful when your friend swings his leg over your bike, and scuffs the tail with his race boots.
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I did it myself, too. If you want to see the finished product, check out "panigale picture thread," page 71. If you can't tell that the 3M is on, that's the point!

I had the same experience as Gnance. Not easy, took way too long, & couldn't get it all perfect. To his credit, the Tankslapper guy (Lucas) is almost always available by phone, to help you through the problem spots.

As for you, "BikeNameNumber," and any other guys in the SoCal region, if I were you, I would spend a few bucks in gas, go to the Tankslappers shop in LA, and have Lucas do it for you. He told me he does it for about 75 bucks for people who bought it from him.

Regardless, it works great, protects the finish, and makes it less painful when your friend swings his leg over your bike, and scuffs the tail with his race boots.

If I could have ridden under the Pacific Ocean to have lucas do it I would have as well. major pita but I got better with practice. sill ended up with bubbles etc.

I was told some bubbles would fade out and the trapped fluid or air would permeate (spelling?) out over time but that was bullshit. Still glad I have it on though.

one quote I had here for professional application of a different brand was $1200 bucks. thats why i went diy

$75 for Lucas to do would be a bargain.
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Did it on my 1098 Tri - looked like shit even lined up right. Never crossed my mind for the Pani. If you can make it work and are happy with the results then good on ya!
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