HOW TO APPLY DIRT BIKE GRAPHICS LIKE A PRO
Motorcycle owners like personalizing their bikes with decals or graphics. Custom motorcycle graphics are a great choice if you own a bike and want to enhance its visual appeal. Though it’s a quick and easy process, installing bike graphics does require some prudence. Here are some tips for applying graphics on your motorcycle.
Remove the outdated graphics.
It is necessary to remove any previous graphics from your motorcycle before you begin adding the new ones from Backyarddesignusa. You can apply heat to the underside of the previous graphics if they are too difficult to remove. Either a heat dryer or heat gun will work. Or, you can begin scraping off the sticker with a razor blade, after which it should get softer.
Use a degreasing chemical to clean the surface. You don’t want to leave any oils, grime, or glue residue from the previous graphics. Applying fresh graphics while your dirt bike plastics are still warm is best. We advise storing plastics for a few hours in a room warmer than 15°C/60°F.
Tidy up the area.
The next step is to wipe the surface and remove any leftover graphics. Wash the area that will get the new sticker to ensure that all adhesive globs have been eliminated. You can achieve that with either soap plus water or mix alcohol and water. After that, give the surface a thorough water washing to ensure that no soap residue is left behind. Use window cleaning chemicals only rarely. There’s a good chance that some residues will remain, which could reduce how well the images adhere.
Keeping your hands clean is critical when prepping a surface and applying bike graphics. Unclean or oily hands will hinder the adhesion of your graphics.
Apply the graphics
Put your newly designed graphics over the surface, such as the number plate. Tape the decal to the surface with adhesive paper tape. Use as much tape as required to help your decal stay in place. Then, peel the paper away from the backdrop until it reaches the middle and trim it off. Recheck the alignment of the area that has to be covered and place your finger on one of the graphic paper sides to position it.
Next, apply pressure to the decal with your thumb, working in small parts, being cautious not to create wrinkles or bubbles. Working outward from the center is required. Peel the portion up carefully and try again if bubbles appear. You can use the safety pin to release any little air bubbles. Next, smooth it out as the bubble segment approaches the graphic edges. Repeat the procedure to place the identical decal on the opposite side.
Use a heat gun to soften the graphics if your plastic has harsh curves (such as the number plate over the exhaust pipe). Take caution not to become too hot! We advise using a paper knife to trim off any extraneous portions or parts of the graphics that are obscuring vent slits, fasteners, or access holes.
Applying custom motorbike graphics doesn’t require any particular skill. Be patient and take your time! Additionally, give yourself at least a day’s notice before riding to ensure appropriate bonding.