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Old May 21st 2015, 08:35 AM   #1
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1299 Clear Vinyl Nose Fairing Protection?

anyone use those clear vinyl bra self-adhesive (3M type) protectors for front nose fairing/headlights on their bikes against rock chips and scratches??

worth it? recommendations?
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Old May 21st 2015, 09:07 AM   #2
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Yes & yes. Paintwork was fairly soft on the 1199 and after 12,000 miles it was still in good condition. The cover for the brake light does a great job of stopping stones cracking it, a few people had this problem, especially with tail tidys fitted.

It's a lot of money for what it is but still cheaper than a replacement panel.
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Old May 21st 2015, 10:40 AM   #3
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Yes, had it on most my bikes. You take it for granted then you see someone's bike that doesn't have it.
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Old May 21st 2015, 11:06 AM   #4
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The previous owner of my 1199 had it done and for the most part I am really pleased that he did.
I did notice that the pieces on the front vertical sides of the fairings appeared to be yellowing a little which is beginning to be obvious on my Tricolore.
Has anyone else had it discolour?
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Old May 21st 2015, 11:47 AM   #5
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I've always just bought a roll of the clear 3M stuff and cut my own. I've used it under tank bags or on leading edges. I recently peeled some that had been on my VFR for 6 years and it looked perfect, left no residue, and there was no noticeable changes to the paint. I actually went looking for a new roll last night and couldn't find any locally. I wish I'd put it on my lower before I rode at all. Last time I bought some it was less than $20 for enough to almost coat the entire bike.
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I use it on my tank and knee placements on the side fairings. Very tough and nearly invisible.

I never liked how the tank protectors looked, but the 3M stuff works perfect. Doesn't detract from the design of the bike.
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Old May 21st 2015, 06:08 PM   #7
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It's ok stuff....many swear by it - personally I equate it to plastic slip covers on my grand mothers sofa

A fresh coat of paint as a winter project after a few years can be fun too
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