Motorcycle Wrap: Boost Appearance and Protection of Your Bike!
Your motorcycle can be an extension of your personality and an impressive visual statement. But you can also enhance its looks with impressive graphics by getting the vinyl wrapping.
When it comes to customizing your motorcycle, there are two main ways to go. You can either wrap the entire thing in vinyl or you can just cover some parts of the bike with vinyl film. The latter is far easier and cheaper than the former.
What is a motorcycle wrap?
A motorcycle wrap is a kind of customization in which the parts of a vehicle are wrapped with vinyl. This kind of wrapping is done to alter the look of the vehicle without changing its structure or other components.
Motorcycle wrapping is gaining popularity amongst the biker community. Basically it is a vinyl “skin” that can be customized to fit your ride. But it is not just about changing the looks of your motorcycle — it’s also about boosting its resale value! This simple procedure will make your cruiser unique and totally stand out of the crowd! Also, it will save you from spending tons of money on paintwork every few years.
Why should you wrap your motorcycle?
Wrap your bike with custom stickers, graphics, vinyl decals, and more to give it your own unique style. One of the best ways to make your ride stand out in a crowd is to wrap it with custom graphics. It is a perfect idea for the riders who are a part of a bike club, or are promoting their business. Plus, wrapping provides a good level of protection against scratches, chips, sun exposure, and more.
The benefits of motorbike wrapping
- Improved visual appeal
- Unique design and full customization
- Increased protection from the elements
- Minimal maintenance
- Increased resale value
- Cheaper than repainting
- Easy to apply and to remove
What types of motorbikes can be wrapped?
The answer is simple: any type. So whether you have a street bike, a cruiser, a dirt bike, a chopper, a scooter, an adventure touring bike, or any other kind, here at Tinting Chicago we can definitely wrap it for you. You can even wrap a helmet too!
How to Wrap Your Bike
Our Chicago clients can always count on getting a professional custom motorcycle vinyl wrap service. However, most of the products we deal with are DIY, so you can always try and do the procedure yourself. However, following the basic instructions is absolutely necessary. Some of the useful installation tips are as follows:
- Provide the appropriate temperature conditions.
Normally, the vinyl film is installed at a temperature ranging from +16C up +32C.
- Provide a dust-free area.
This is a very important point. You must avoid any dust falling in-between the folio and the vinyl film. Otherwise, you risk spoiling the whole process as well as losing your warranty.
- Prepare the surfaces.
It is recommended to wash the surfaces with a mild soap-and-water solution before applying any degreasing agents. The surface has to be 100 percent dry before installation.
- Follow the instructions.
Despite the fact that most of the vinyl films are very similar, there might still be some slight differences and peculiarities in their installations. For this reason, we strongly recommend following the manual strictly, otherwise feel free to contact our Chicago maintenance team for a bike vinyl wrap service.
What Else Can Be Wrapped
Apart from the bike’s body, you can also treat your helmet with a wrapping film. This will help to create an all-in-one image and underline your individual style and appearance. Your friends and neighbors will be stunned by your new fashion. If your motorcycle is equipped with leather seats, you can protect them from excessive use by coating them with the vinyl wrap. With this durable protective layer, you do not have to worry about rain or extensive sun rays. Your leather will stay protected and safe. Finally, you can always treat your bike’s rims with the vinyl film. This always adds to the general image of your ride and provides exceptional style.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to get a motorcycle wrapped?
Here at Tinting Chicago, we offer some of the best prices for motorcycle wrapping. A small piece is $150, the fuel tank is $300 while the full bike wrap costs between $1,300 and $1,600.
How long does a motorcycle wrap last?
If the film is applied perfectly by a professional, if the materials are of high quality, and the wrap is well taken care of, it can last for up to 5 years. The ones we use in our shops are from top brands such as 3M and Avery, and they come with a warranty of 2 years.
Where can I get motorcycle wrapping in Chicago?
Tinting Chicago has two (soon three) shops that can handle all of your wrapping and tinting needs, for all types of vehicles including motorbikes. We will make sure to apply the vinyl wrap perfectly and not leave any bubbles or wrinkles behind. You can find us at 3621 N Harlem Ave and 2720 W Grand Ave, or call us at 773-455-0467 or 312-212-0493.
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