Protecting Your BMW Motorcycle: What to Know Before Installing Paint Protection Film (PPF)

A Guide to XPEL PPF Installation, Cost, and Benefits for Your Bike’s Paint Job

If you’re a BMW motorcycle owner, you likely take great pride in the appearance of your bike. But with frequent use, it’s only natural for wear and tear to begin to take its toll. That’s where Paint Protection Film (PPF) comes in. PPF is a thin, clear layer of film that is applied to your motorcycle’s painted surfaces to protect them from scratches, chips, and other damage. Here’s what you should know before installing PPF on your BMW motorcycle.

What is Paint Protection Film (PPF)?

PPF is a clear, thermoplastic urethane film that is applied to your bike’s painted surfaces. The film is self-healing, meaning that it has the ability to repair itself from scratches and other types of damage. When installed properly, PPF is virtually invisible, and it doesn’t affect the color or shine of your motorcycle’s paint. Instead, it creates a protective layer that can withstand the wear and tear of daily use.

Where can PPF be applied on a BMW Motorcycle?

PPF can be applied to a variety of surfaces on your BMW motorcycle. These include the headlamp, gas tank area, fairing, fender, cowl area, display screen, and tail area. In some cases, you can also protect the saddlebags. These are the most common areas that are prone to scratches and other types of damage.

The Many Benefits of PPF For Your BMW Motorcycle

There are numerous benefits to using Paint Protection Film (PPF) on your BMW motorcycle.

Firstly, it provides a protective layer that helps prevent scratches, chips, and other types of damage to your bike’s paint. This can help prolong the life of your bike’s paint job and maintain its resale value.

Additionally, PPF is virtually invisible, so it doesn’t affect the color or shine of your motorcycle’s paint.

Moreover, PPF is self-healing, meaning that it has the ability to repair itself from scratches and other types of damage. Ultimately, using PPF can save you money in the long run by helping to prevent the need for costly paint repairs.

How is PPF installed?

The installation of PPF is a delicate process that should be left to professionals. The film is carefully measured and cut to fit each specific area of your motorcycle, and then it is applied using a special adhesive. The film is stretched and smoothed to ensure a perfect fit, and any air bubbles are carefully removed. The entire process can take anywhere from a few hours to a full day, depending on the extent of the installation.

PPF Installation Time and Cost for a BMW

A comprehensive installation, such as on an R18 model, can take several hours, while a simpler installation, like on an RnineT Scrambler, can take less time.

The installation process involves thoroughly cleaning and preparing the surface of the motorcycle’s paint, measuring and cutting the PPF film, applying the PPF film, and then trimming it to fit the exact dimensions of the surface.

It’s important to ensure that the installation is done carefully and professionally to avoid any air bubbles or wrinkles in the film. This process takes precision, skill, and a good eye for detail. It can also be time-consuming depending on the complexity and curves of the vulnerable areas of the motorcycle.

The installation cost of a 2022 BMW R18 Transcontinental PPF Kit using XPEL Paint Protection Film can cost up to SGD 1,800. This kit protects the headlamp, gas tank area, fairing front and lower sides, saddlebags sides and rear, front and rear fender, cowl area, and display screen.

For a simpler installation of a 2022 BMW RnineT Scrambler PPF Kit using XPEL Paint Protection Film can cost up to SGD 500. This kit protects the headlamp, front fairing, gas tank area, and front fender.

The Many Advantages of High Quality PPF

Not all PPF is the same. You will find a wide variance when it comes to durability, appearance and overall lasting quality. The main difference between high quality and low quality paint protection film for motorcycles is the level of protection and durability they provide.

High quality paint protection film is typically made with advanced materials, such as polyurethane, that offer superior resistance to impacts, abrasions, and other forms of damage. It is also designed to maintain its clarity and shine over time, and can withstand exposure to harsh weather conditions, UV rays, and chemicals.

Low quality paint protection film, on the other hand, may be made with lower-grade materials that offer limited protection and durability. It may also yellow or peel over time, or fail to adhere properly to the motorcycle’s surface. As a result, low quality paint protection film may offer only minimal protection and may need to be replaced more frequently, ultimately costing more money in the long run.

The Long Term Cost-Benefit of PPF

While the cost of PPF installation may seem high, it’s important to consider the long-term benefits. PPF can help protect your motorcycle’s paint from scratches, chips, and other types of damage. This can help prolong the life of your bike’s paint job and maintain its resale value. Additionally, PPF can save you money in the long run by helping to prevent the need for costly paint repairs.

Choosing the right PPF installer

When it comes to PPF installation, it’s important to choose a reputable installer. Rikecool Singapore is a well-known installer of PPF for BMW motorcycles. They offer a range of XPEL PPF options and have a team of experienced professionals who can help you choose the right product for your bike. By choosing a professional installer, you can ensure that your PPF is installed correctly and that it will provide the maximum level of protection for your motorcycle’s paint.

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