Motorcycle Paint Protection Film

MOTORCYCLE PAINT PROTECTION

THE ULTIMATE IN MOTORBIKE CARE ACROSS ESSEX & LONDON

 
 

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MOTORCYCLE PAINT PROTECTION

Our dedicated template engineer produces bespoke designs for each make and model of vehicle as soon as they hit the road.

For many years Airstream Protection FIlm has been involved in the Motorcycle industry. We are bike owners ourselves and have a passion for bikes. We Template our own patterns and kits to make sure that the appropriate protection is met whilst also making sure the kit is near enough invisible. All motorcycles are cared for properly and always worked on whilst on paddock stands.

The level of care and attention that we deliver will be second to none.

 

WHY USE PAINT PROTECTION FILM?

Paint Protection Film has been the invisible force successfully protecting the valuable bodywork for some of the most expensive cars on the planet.

Paint Protection Film is a clear urethane film which when applied to your vehicles surface provides a lifetime of scratch and stone chip free motoring. Stones will bounce off your cars surface without leaving any chips that you have to repair.

PAINT PROTECTION FOR MOTORBIKES

As opposed to car kits, which have to be professionally installed due to their complexity and size, bike kits are specifically designed to be DIY fit and easy to install. The areas they cover are generally quite small, so there is much less complexity in the shapes and contours they fit around. The coverage still means you get optimum protection against chips and scuffs but you benefit from reduced cost, being DIY fit.

Most makes and models of bike since 2000 have a specific template already designed and we continue to produce new ones each week. We try and get hold of press bikes or demo bikes, so we can see each and every area that gets damaged and then make a corresponding template.

With the increasing popularity of matte paint finishes, we also have a matte film, so that you get the same levels of protection but are able to maintain the matte finish of the bike.

We only sell Paint Protection Film through a national network of trained and approved installers, so you can be confident in the standard of work they will carry out. The level of care and attention that they deliver will be second to none.

BESPOKE VEHICLE TEMPLATES

The installer will clean and prepare the surfaces ready for the film to be applied, whilst the kits are cut on a plotter, using our bespoke vehicle templates. Each part is then carefully applied to the vehicle using water and a slip solution, to slide the material into place. The water is then squeegeed out from under the film, so there’s no chance of any air bubbles or creases.

Finally, the edges are wrapped round the panels where possible to ensure an almost invisible finish. The film itself is virtually ‘orange peel’ free, so is almost indistinguishable from the original finish. It’s difficult to show the product off to anyone because it’s virtually invisible! Nevertheless, it’s a lot less visible than stone chips, scuffs and scratches.

PERFORM AND PROTECT

our experienced technicians will help you
create the perfect protection package

 

 

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PROCESS

Paint Protection Film Approved Dealer & Installer

The installer will clean and prepare the surfaces ready for the film to be applied, whilst the kits are cut on a plotter, using our bespoke vehicle templates.

Each part is then carefully applied to the vehicle using water and a slip solution, to slide the material into place. The water is then squeegeed out from under the film, so there’s no chance of any air bubbles or creases.

Finally, the edges are wrapped round the panels where possible to ensure an almost invisible finish.

The film itself is virtually ‘orange peel’ free, so is almost indistinguishable from the original finish. It’s difficult to show the product off to anyone because it’s virtually invisible! Nevertheless, it’s a lot less visible than stone chips, scuffs and scratches.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Why use Paint Protection Film?

Why do I need Paint Protection Film?

Paint protection film is the most effective way to protect your paint from stone chips, abrasions and environmental damage. As such, Paint Protection Film provides a durable protective barrier without altering the vehicle’s appearance to keep your vehicle’s appearance good as new. Paint Protection Film is OEM tested and motorsport approved in the harshest environments on 2 or 4 wheels.

Does it just protect from stone chips?

No, it’s a durable film so will also protect your paint from scratches and scuffs as well as environmental damage (bird droppings etc).

Why is it an ‘investment’?

When you come to resell the vehicle, the paintwork underneath the film will be as good as the day it was installed, so should command a higher resale price than a damaged car.

When to use Paint Protection Film?

When is the best time to get Paint Protection Film installed?

Ideally within 6 months of purchasing the vehicle or at least before too much damage is incurred. Prevention is better than cure here so sooner the better!

Does it matter if it’s fitted in summer or winter?

No, different times of year have different paintwork damage risks (loose chippings, bugs etc) and the material is fitted in a clean room environment so it doesn’t matter.

PREPARATION & INSTALLATION

What do I need to do prior to installation?

As long as the car or bike is fairly clean, nothing really. The approved installer (Airstream) will fully clean and prep the surface ready for installation so nothing else is needed.

Is the film cut to shape on the vehicle?

Definitely not. We have a dedicated templater who makes pre-cut pattern designs for most models of car and bike from 2000 onwards. These are then plotter-cut at the installer’s premises and ready to fit your particular model and derivative of vehicle.

How long does installation take?

Generally speaking, for cars you should allow a day and for DIY bike kits a good couple of hours, depending on complexity. If you can drop the car off in the morning and collect in the afternoon, it should be good to go.

How is the film fitted?

All car kits are installed only by our approved network of trained installers. For an idea of the process, watch our installation video. Motorbike kits are designed to be DIY installed and come with all the necessary tools and equipment.

CARE & MAINTENANCE

How do I look after the film? Is anything special needed?

Essentially, treat it like you would treat your paintwork (hopefully that’s by regular washing and the occasional wax!). We recommend using 3M Performance Finish wax on the film (and paint) to make subsequent cleaning and removal of stains and insects easier.

How long does the film last?

If it doesn’t get scraped or too damaged and is cared for (it’s a paint protection film, so if you scrape a wall the film may get damaged but your paint should be fine underneath) it should easily last for years. If needs be, you can remove the film and fit a new part without buying a new full kit.

Can I remove it? Does it leave a residue or remove the paint?

Yes you can remove it (warming it up helps it to peel off) and it won’t leave a residue on the surface. If the paintwork was original when fitted, it won’t remove it either (poorly cured resprays are more vulnerable so always consult the dealer if you have had a respray).

Car Paint Protection

Paintwork is one of the most valuable part on any vehicle and is the first thing anyone will see, including you, on a daily basis. Looking after your paintwork is essential when considered as part of the vehicle resale value.

Motorcycle Paint Protection

We Template our own patterns and kits to make sure that the appropriate protection is met as we know from years of experience where the common effected areas are.

Helmet Paint Protection

Applications can now be made to all types of crash helmet no matter where they are to be used, on two wheels or four!

Marine & Natutical Paint Protection

For surface protection, it is used on pleasure boats and superyachts to prevent abrasion from fenders and rope.

 

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