Decorating your bike with vinyl is a great way to give it a personal touch, which distinguishes it from the others.
Motorcycle stickers are easy to place, and besides being a good decorative element, it is also a useful resource to hide scratches and save you a visit to the workshop.
Years ago, if you wanted to customize your motorcycle, you had to resort to professionals who painted the designs to your liking, and this was much more expensive.
Currently, you can create your own vinyl bike designs and place them yourself. And the best thing is that you can achieve a surprising result for very little money.
Put vinyl on your bike is very simple. Here we explain it step by step so that your work has a professional finish. You dare?
Steps to put vinyl on a motorcycle
Then you can see how to place the vinyls on a motorcycle to get the best results.
First: Cleaning and preparation
First of all, clean the area where you are going to place the vinyl very well. You can use soap and water, or even alcohol, always using a soft cloth. A clean surface is essential for the vinyl to adhere properly. Let it dry well before continuing.
It is very important to remove any particles of dust, dirt or grease residues from the surface to be decorated. Any small dirt could ruin your work.
In this step, you can also consider disassembling any part of the bike that could hinder the placement of the vinyl, or better yet, remove the piece to decorate to work more easily.
Second: Vinyl laying and smoothing
With the clean surface, place the vinyl without removing the protective band, so you can know what is the correct position and the amount of material that you must cut.
Once you are sure of how you want it, remove the protective band and place the vinyl on the piece you are going to decorate.
With a plastic spatula, press gently to eliminate bends, bubbles or wrinkles that may have formed on the surface of the vinyl.
With a heat gun, or a hair dryer, heat the vinyl.
In this way it will be easier to mold it and adapt it to the shape of the piece you are decorating. We consider that the best way to do it is to start heating in the center of the bike’s vinyl and with the help of the spatula, go stretching outwards.
Little by little, keep warming up until you have finished shaping and stretching all the vinyl.
Fourth: Cut and termination
Use a cutter and carefully cut the remaining vinyl.
Remove all excess material and with the help of a spatula and heat, review the edges to make sure that the entire sticker is properly placed, without bubbles or folds.
The secret is in practice
When you apply vinyl on a motorcycle for the first time, it is very likely that the job is not good and you have to withdraw and start again.
For this reason, make sure you have extra vinyl in case you need to place it and remove it several times until you achieve the desired result.
And if you want to put motorcycle vinyl for a room, the steps to follow are the same as to decorate your motorcycle. Do you dare to give it a unique touch?