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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 08-27-2012, 10:02 AM Thread Starter
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Camo Wrapping the 850 XP

So I ordered some Mossy oak Breakup pattern camo vinyl to wrap my 850. I called around to local vinyl wrapping firms who want 500-600 bucks to wrap if for me, not worth it.

Here in lies the question/s, is it easier to wrap the various panels with them OFF the machine or ON the machine. I have them all OFF the machine as it sits. Also, one wrapping firm told me you have to use different vinyl for original plastic VS recycled plastic, do you guys know if the 2010 850 XP uses recycled plastic at all ??

Also, for those that DIY, how many hours so I expect to fully wrap a 850XP ?? I will be working with a 4X10 sheet
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post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old 08-27-2012, 10:57 AM
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Post some pictures when it's all done!

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- 2500lb Polaris Winch
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- K and N Air Filter
- Duro Power Grip 26" Tires
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maybe try emailing (camo4U) and they could shed some light on your situation.

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I havent done a quad, but I have wrapped my sled. I would say take off the plastic if you can, it will make trimming and shaping easier. As for diff plastics, my sled has black textured and colored smooth glossy, and the vinyl sticks to it all. Just make sure the plastics are cleaned well, rubbing alcohol(Isopropyl) works good. Get a hair dryer and dont rush. Sled took about 4hrs
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How much was the 4x10 sheet?

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what color are your plastics i have camo ones and want a solid color. would be interested in trade if you want factory camo
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what color are your plastics i have camo ones and want a solid color. would be interested in trade if you want factory camo
Darn, wish I would have seen this before.... I should check more often. My 850 was Black before I wrapped it. I have attached a few pics for review.

Final Install thoughts and suggestions, wrapped the 850XP using Camo4U Mossy Oak "Break Up" pattern, it's a 3M vinly laminate product. Bought a 5X10 single sheet and glad I did because all I have left is 1 foot square.

* it is a little easier to wrap with all the plastic "OFF" the machine. Having said that, I left the rear section on the machine and removed the rest.

* really helps to have 2 people doing this job, one person pulls and stretches and smooths out the wrinkles while the 2nd person applys heat with the heat gun.

+ the heat gun is your friend, apply a little too much and YOU WILL burn thru the material.

* if you are a perfectionist this job is NOT for you, the 850 is full of corners, and about every contour imaginable and you can only do so much no matter how good you are.

* Project took me 15 hours from start to finish but in all fairness I installed the front cargo box and re-installed the warn remote receiver into the cargo box which meant cutting a small hole in the bottom of the box to run the cable and connector plug.

* you will get wrinkles... just a fact of life, it's really a matter of making sure they don;t tear and that they are kept small. Wrappling around the gas cap was a PITA.

* overall very happy with it, would not want to do this again for a long time, can be a very frustrating experience just make sure you have plenty of beer and take your time.

*Enjoy !
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It looks really good!

2011 Polaris XP 850 EPS


- Front and Rear Brushguards
- Front Lock and Ride Storage Box
- HID Lights
- 2500lb Polaris Winch
- Synthetic Winch Rope
- K and N Air Filter
- Duro Power Grip 26" Tires
- STI HD2 14" Rims
- Glacier Snow Plow Kit
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It will be interesting to see how well it holds up. Looks real good now!
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post #10 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-10-2012, 04:48 PM
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Nice job. Thanks for the tips in case I ever get bored and want to wrap mine.

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