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Joined: 18 Feb 2019
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Location: Tampa
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:16 pm quote
I never thought I'd like grey, but those pics look fantastic!
I'm lusting now.
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'64 VNS4T (x2), '64 VLA1T, '71 VMA2T, '68 V5A1T
Joined: 06 Feb 2018
Posts: 72
Location: Down South, Sweden
Mon May 11, 2020 10:12 am quote
"Clickety-clack"...



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Joined: 18 Jun 2007
Posts: 6045
Location: Acworth, GA
Fri May 15, 2020 11:59 am quote
VNS wrote:
"Clickety-clack"...



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What did you use to achieve the “tricolore” Italian flag motif on the horn cover? Is that a vinyl wrap, or did you have it custom painted?
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'64 VNS4T (x2), '64 VLA1T, '71 VMA2T, '68 V5A1T
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Fri May 15, 2020 3:04 pm quote
Masala wrote:
What did you use to achieve the “tricolore” Italian flag motif on the horn cover? Is that a vinyl wrap, or did you have it custom painted?
Vinyl wrap and a hair dryer. Came out better than expected, I must say.
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Sat May 16, 2020 12:50 pm quote
VNS wrote:
Masala wrote:
What did you use to achieve the “tricolore” Italian flag motif on the horn cover? Is that a vinyl wrap, or did you have it custom painted?
Vinyl wrap and a hair dryer. Came out better than expected, I must say.
Better than expected? It looks *outstanding*! Next question - is that one piece of vinyl with all 3 colors, or did you do 3 “stripes”, so to speak, of different colors right next to each other?
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Sat May 16, 2020 7:00 pm quote
Masala wrote:
VNS wrote:
Masala wrote:
What did you use to achieve the “tricolore” Italian flag motif on the horn cover? Is that a vinyl wrap, or did you have it custom painted?
Vinyl wrap and a hair dryer. Came out better than expected, I must say.
Better than expected? It looks *outstanding*! Next question - is that one piece of vinyl with all 3 colors, or did you do 3 “stripes”, so to speak, of different colors right next to each other?
Three separate sheets of adhesive foil. I began with the green, then overlapped it with the white foil by approximately 2 mm and finally the red foil overlapping the white foil.

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Sun May 17, 2020 6:08 am quote
That’s professional-grade work, VNS - I’m extremely impressed! Very, very nicely done...
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GTS 300, Malaguti 150
Joined: 19 Nov 2018
Posts: 261
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Sun May 17, 2020 10:32 am quote
Must be tough to do the finns.
Used to build R/C planes and covered with Monocoat that has an adhesive back that activates with a small iron. You can stretch it a little around contours. Does the wrap you used tighten and adhere with a blow dryer?
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Mon May 18, 2020 6:46 am quote
RP Tech wrote:
Must be tough to do the finns.
Used to build R/C planes and covered with Monocoat that has an adhesive back that activates with a small iron. You can stretch it a little around contours. Does the wrap you used tighten and adhere with a blow dryer?
It was tough, but some time and patience did the trick. The foil I used is very stretchable when persuaded with some heat. From a German company called X-Film:

https://x-film.de/en/

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Molto Verboso
2018 LIBERTY 150S, 2013 Kymco LIKE200iLX
Joined: 26 Jul 2013
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Location: Ohio
Tue May 19, 2020 5:09 am quote


O.S.
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Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:09 pm quote
My GTS among rauks at Langhammars, Fårö on the island of Gotland in Sweden:



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GTS 300ie Touring
Joined: 03 Jun 2018
Posts: 523
Location: Limassol, Cyprus
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:27 am quote
VNS wrote:
My GTS among rauks at Langhammars, Fårö on the island of Gotland in Sweden:



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Another great picture, but it freaks me out. The thought of trusting the side stand on pebbles. I can't help but visualize your scoot falling over just as the picture is being taken!
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Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:10 am quote
Touring300 wrote:
Another great picture, but it freaks me out. The thought of trusting the side stand on pebbles. I can't help but visualize your scoot falling over just as the picture is being taken!
Thanks! No worries about standing on pebbles. Since a couple of years back, the GTS has a new improved side stand that stays out no matter what. It's very sturdy.

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2020 GTS 300 HPE
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Location: Ventura, CA
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:21 pm quote
Beautiful V's
Happystrada wrote:
Sunday around town on my Primavera
This Vespa is adorable with the little bee -- it makes me very happy. And, I am loving the other photos as well! Thanks everyone for making my day a little better!
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