Client: AF1 Racing
AF1 Racing is full-service dealership and race shop specializing in performance motorcycles and Italian scooters.
2018 Griiip formula 1000 (G1 Series)
The Drop Off
Once dropped off we got straight to work on the removal of the decals and vehicle prep. Cleaning and removing any excess adhesive from the old decals. We then started on measuring each panel for the templating process.
Since AF1 already had the design made, it was now a matter of making it work. While looking as close as possible to the vector design. The templating process is needed if this same design was to be put on the same model(G1 Series). So getting the proper measurements is essential to get precise cuts of each element of the design.
The Wrapping Begins
Each piece was templated unless the contours of the body were used as a guide to lay knifeless tape underneath. So once the string is pulled you'll end up with a nice clean edge. Vinyl has a hard time sticking to some surfaces, fiberglass being one of those. So we had to make sure while setting up cuts not to lay them with any tension.
Getting the Curves Just Right.
For the curves of the design that couldn't use the contours of the body as a guide, we designed a template cut to get the curves perfect on each side of the racer. Laying knifeless tape on the computer generated cut from a machine called a Plotter.
Things Get Complex
The Design at the rear had the most complexities to handle. We ended up using a combination of the contours, edges and masking tape to make sure we matched each side to the apex of the rear. A lot of planning and measuring went into this section to get it to match up perfectly on each side.
All Wrapped Up
After all the printing, masking, templating, cleaning, laying and cutting. This racer was ready in all it's blazing orange glory for pick up.