Author Topic: Fairing removal 2021 BMW F 850 GS  (Read 1958 times)

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  • Offline SergeantGorilla   us

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    Fairing removal 2021 BMW F 850 GS
    on: Jul 18, 2021, 01.15 am
    Jul 18, 2021, 01.15 am
    Looking to see how to remove just the front painted fairings and the painted middle fairing by the tank? I recently saw a post of a vinyl wrapped fairing that looked great and have some ideas and plans to do the same myself.

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    Re: Fairing removal 2021 BMW F 850 GS
    Reply #1 on: Aug 23, 2021, 08.38 am
    Aug 23, 2021, 08.38 am
    Hi,
    I am looking for instructions for a F850GS Adventure, thinking of vinyl wrapping too.
    But I found this while looking, hope that helps.


    What parts are you thinking about wrapping?

  • Offline manamanah   ch

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    Re: Fairing removal 2021 BMW F 850 GS
    Reply #2 on: Aug 23, 2021, 06.05 pm
    Aug 23, 2021, 06.05 pm
    I've given up on the idea of using vinyl wrap. It's simply mission impossible because all surfaces are not only-slightly bent.

    Someone in another forum mentioned spray vinyl paint (which would "pealable") so that's what i ended up trying.

    I have to say the job was a bit long, one has to apply 7 o 8 layers spaced by 10/15 mins for drying, so count a couple of hours. But the result was near perfect! I am extremely happy with it.

    How's the pealing? No idea, i have not tried and might turn out to be a big pain in the @ss...but that day is far in the future.




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    Re: Fairing removal 2021 BMW F 850 GS
    Reply #3 on: Aug 29, 2021, 08.42 pm
    Aug 29, 2021, 08.42 pm
    Very nice! I have a can of Plasti-Dip spray but went the high gloss vinyl wrap route. Them multiple angles were not a problem (I have some experience) but I trimmed it too close so there was shrinkage along the top edge. I’ll redo it, no biggie.
    I’m liking your matte finish with the spray though…

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    Re: Fairing removal 2021 BMW F 850 GS
    Reply #4 on: Aug 31, 2021, 06.06 pm
    Aug 31, 2021, 06.06 pm
    Great video of fairing removal. Just what I was looking for. Thanks.

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    Re: Fairing removal 2021 BMW F 850 GS
    Reply #5 on: May 08, 2022, 11.13 am
    May 08, 2022, 11.13 am
    Thanks for the video. It's going to save my ass, to know where the short and long bolts go.

    By the way, after taking with some vinyl retailers, they told me to just paint so that's what I ended up doing.
    I'll post some pics after rebuild...

     



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