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Road Warrior Plus Paint Protection
« on: July 28, 2011, 06:29:15 PM »

Hi All
Have a 4000km trip planned to August & want to protect against chips etc but don't like protective films - Has anyone tried this product? - just released in Oz - All the blurb looks ok but proper testimonials are the best.
www.roadwarriorplus.com
Thanks in advance
Glen
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Re: Road Warrior Plus Paint Protection
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2011, 09:24:13 PM »

Looks like liquid Saran wrap, also looks like it works well too.  Any idea of the cost?
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Re: Road Warrior Plus Paint Protection
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2011, 09:28:52 PM »

That's very cool....I'm interested in cost as well.....
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Re: Road Warrior Plus Paint Protection
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2011, 02:29:55 AM »

and is it available outside of Oz?
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Re: Road Warrior Plus Paint Protection
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2011, 02:45:40 AM »

$59.95 Oz Dollars - would have to be cheaper on your side of the pond

Guess I'll be the trail blazer & order some.
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Re: Road Warrior Plus Paint Protection
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2011, 09:49:56 AM »

Video's very cool! Never seen a woman take a bra off like that.

I can see some real applications for that product, great for long road trips!

Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Road Warrior Plus Paint Protection
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2011, 04:05:18 PM »

Wonder if I could cover my head and face with it to keep bugs off.... :huepfenjump3:
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Re: Road Warrior Plus Paint Protection
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2011, 04:32:52 PM »

Keep us posted.  Like it.  :2vrolijk_21: :2vrolijk_21:
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Re: Road Warrior Plus Paint Protection
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2011, 05:49:52 AM »

Picked the product up yesterday - will be applying it next week on my next day off - leaving Aug 18 for a 4000km trip - That will test this out - pics & detailed review to follow -
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Re: Road Warrior Plus Paint Protection
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2011, 04:12:29 AM »

Ok - was a cold day today but sunny so thought it best to apply the road warrior - the sun warmed the bike up nicely but also armed with a heat blower - was amazed watching the applied Road Warrior dry & go clear before my eyes - pics as below:



The road warrior comes from the bottle as a thick white liquid - the roller is good quality & applied the liquid reasonably good - a paint brush took care of the hard to reach areas the roller couldn't reach.



Good pic of the product on the front guard - this was the 2nd coat - the heat gun worked a treat in making it goes off & reasonably clear.



Front guard after 2 coats & fully cured - with the heat blower took all of 5 minutes to apply a coat a dry it - not too bad a look but a close inspection will show the matt finish of the Road Warrior



The black on the batwing absorbed the sun & heated up nicely - the Road Warrior was curing almost immediately on application - 1/2 way through the 2nd coat - I applied a 3rd coat as I wanted extra protection for my trip.



3 coats & dried to a reasonable looking finish - the photo shows the matt effect of the coating on the black - it looks almost transparent on the orange.



THe Road Warrior shows up noticeably on chrome as I expected - but protection I wanted - that I got.



There she is all completed - around 2 hours work - the look is acceptable but the product shows noticeably on black paintwork with a matt sheen - the texture feels like a hard plastic & seems quite a hard quality protective finish - all leading edges facing forward - batwing/ lowers/ forks/ front of tank/ front & top of panniers all done. I feel the bike is nicely protected & is now ready for my 4000km pilgrimage. I also put some on another place to test the makers claim of wetting it & peeling it off - it did so perfectly.

I'll post some more pics post trip of how the product weathered & ease of removal.
At this early stage I'd definitely recommend Road Warrior for folk like me sweating on damaging paint on a long trip.
Cheers
Glen.
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Re: Road Warrior Plus Paint Protection
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2011, 08:04:34 AM »

Anxious to hear how it worked and how easily it comes off.
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Re: Road Warrior Plus Paint Protection
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2011, 08:21:10 AM »

Will be back on Aug 30th from my 4000km trip & will definitely post a detailed report - am also keen to see how it stands up to the elements - so far so good.
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Re: Road Warrior Plus Paint Protection
« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2011, 07:45:20 AM »

Well the trip is completed - 4000 fantastic kms - can't wait to get underway again on my next road trip - now how did the Road Warrior hold up? The pics as below should tell the story.

Bike was filthy with bugs, road grime & the innards of a few wayward birds that committed suicide.


First step is to spray water in the applied areas of Road Warrior


The Road Warrior film peeled off very easily - if you like me have a wife who loves peeling sunburnt skin off your back - this could be a job for her?



Doesn't look like i've just completed 4000kms - no marks, chips nothing & i hit a number of small birds! - glad I applied 3 coats to the Bat Wing


Lets now have a look at the saddle bag tops - so glad I applied the Road Warrior to these surfaces as I'm sure on a long road trip they'd be scratched to my horror!




A shot of the Road Warrior film - fairly transparent but very bloody tough - those saddle bags are as good as new!



In summary - is the Road Warrior worth it??……in my opinion yes - it provided a decent barrier against all manor of flying bugs & road grime, small stones etc - Took about 2 hours to apply & cure & about 15 minutes to remove as part of washing the bike. Any negatives - The bikes appearance is definitely eroded with the Road Warrior applied - the barrier has a semi sheen look which takes all the gloss from the paint - a number of folk asked me during my travels why did the paint look so crap! - Also when riding through heavy rain, water created blisters under the Road Warrior - I popped them during my fuel stops & as the weather got warmer - the Road Warrior re cured to a hard finish once again - in rain the product washed off all the chrome parts it was applied to. Would I use again? absobloodylutely! - I feel this product is a worthy addition to all those who value no paint damage over bling on a long distance trip. I can even see a use for this on the leading edges of my car on longer trips - no more stone chips or bug residue.
Hope you enjoyed my review - I for one will be buying a 2nd bottle in case this product is discontinued in the future.
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Glen
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Re: Road Warrior Plus Paint Protection
« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2011, 10:08:05 AM »

Hey Glen, thanks for the full report. Looks like a very good product to use.


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Re: Road Warrior Plus Paint Protection
« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2011, 10:25:16 AM »

Veeerry interesting....
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