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I checked out tankslapper's website and saw that they have a tank slapper kit and a 3M kit. What's the difference (I know that 3M is a high quality product) between the two? Is it worth the extra money for the 3M? Any input would be great. Oh, and if there's a better tank protector out there, I'm open to suggestions.
 

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Last I checked 3M version is sticky. The non-3M version is held on by static. So it's less permenant.

I've had my non-3M version on for years now. First set lasted over a year and started to get rough areas on the material from my leathers. Next set is still on there (45K miles).

Cheap enough to definitely try it.
 

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Zeeman said:
If you can wait, I'll bring one back for ya...

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I can wait, that would be great Z, just pm me when you need some cash :thumb:
 

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They don't ship to OZ ? I got mine shipped to Norway without any problems...

I got both the 3M version and the "static one", but I have only used the non-sticky one. The 3M one looks like a hassle to get mounted properly without airbubbles.

Very happy with my tankslappers :thumb:
 

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They don't ship to OZ ? I got mine shipped to Norway without any problems...

I got both the 3M version and the "static one", but I have only used the non-sticky one. The 3M one looks like a hassle to get mounted properly without airbubbles.

Very happy with my tankslappers :thumb:

Thanks for the recommendation, have not tried them to see if they would ship, would rather trust a member here
 

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Fire929blade said:
That is understandable.. Shouldn't be a problem now that "ski-bum Zee" is going over there :thumb:
Be careful what you say - Norway is on my hit list :nod:

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Be careful what you say - Norway is on my hit list :nod:

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You are very welcome! Feel free to pay us a visit anytime :) There are some quite nice places to ski here as well, but you have to time it very carefully/be very lucky to get powder conditions.
 

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Straight from their website:

We often get asked the difference between the Tankslapper and 3M materials,
here's a quick run down.

The 3M film is adhesive backed, the Tankslapper material is not, The 3M film
can adhere to a greater degree of contour (because of the adhesive), has a
slightly better shine, is harder at the surface, and is less likely to stain
because of it. The Tankslapper material can be removed and replaced over and
over again, the 3M film is once on, and off once.

Depending on the model, We sometimes make a different (larger) pattern in
the 3M material because it can handle more (contours) with proper
installation technique. The 3M film is much more difficult to install if
there are hard contours involved.

In our Total Protection kits, the lower areas of the bike get the 3M film
because it is not going to come off with repeated splashing water and
gravel, and in others the entire kit is cut from the 3M film, unless you
request otherwise. The 3M web site gives details on the properties of their
urethane film.

For tank only use, my recommendation is to go with the less expensive
Tankslapper kit, in real world use, and with most applications, (with the
possible exception of hard track use) it works great. But if you want the
"best", with the least maintenance and the best overall look, 3M's urethane
is difficult to beat.
 

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I've used them both. They have been a very good company to work with. They sent me a free replacement or two after a panel came off and got lost on the track.

The static cling kind was good for the street, but can come off if you are climbing all over the bike on the track.

The 3M sticky kind stays stuck tight. It isn't particularly harder to apply than the static kind. You use soapy water as lubricant for both kinds. It keeps the adhesive from sticking until you are ready.
 

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I've had the Tankslapper (static) on my bike for over 2 years now with no problems. It's about as invisible as can be and has never tried to come off.
It's so cheap, how can you go wrong?
 

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Had it on my 929, came off after 2 track days. On the street, I can see it unless you climb all over your bike there too.
 

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It was Conq and a few other members here who suggested I try the TankSlapper and I did. I've had it on for about 6 months now and it still looks like I'd just put it on. No edges lifting, etc. I couldn't be any happier with it.
 
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