Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Seattle, WA, USA
i bought the tankslapper non-adhesive tank kit for my gt - these are thin vinyl sheets cut for the tank: two ovals to match the shape of the knee cutouts and a "Y" shaped piece that goes up the back of the tank to protect against jacket zippers, etc.
install is a little tricky - best done in warm weather as you'll need to stretch the material a bit to get it to conform to the contours, but it's removable so you can very easily redo mistakes and fiddle with it forever until you get it just right. once dry, it stays on really, really well and is practically invisible. i like the fact that it's so easily removable and re-useable and it's thick enough that it really protects the paint but thin enough to be unobtrusive.
the only (small) complaint, and this would probably be the case with any transparent film, is that the edges get dirty over time from riding pants/leathers and then you can start to see where the film is applied. no biggie as you can take it off, clean it and slap it back on.
good product and i recommend it.
i also bought their headlight protector - it's a very thick (VERY thick) piece of clear adhesive 3M film cut for the headlight lens. it's removeable, but not real easy as the adhesive is pretty aggressive. i didn't like the way it came out - the adhesive is thick and no matter how much i smoothed out the install (and believe me, i worked on this silly thing for quite some time) there were always hundreds of little air pockets that would appear later, prolly due to the heat cycle of the headlight, and a general "waviness" from the adhesive.