The 4 pieces of crystal-clear material (2 per lid) protect the paint on your saddlebag lids without changing the overall look of your bike.
- Designed to protect your saddlebag lids from boot scuffs, road debris, keys and jacket zippers
- Minor scuffs and scratches are disguised due to the optical properties of the material
- The application process is similar to that of tinted window film, and the material can be removed and replaced when it is no longer cosmetically appealing
Transparent Saddlebag Lid Paint Guard Kit is rated
Rated 5 out of
Difficult made easy!
Window type film installation is never easy, but it can be easier. First, forget the multi-step process in the instructions. There is no need to use an alcohol solution and soap solution. All can be done in one step with Windex just like window film/tint. First clean the areas of the saddle bags to be applied, then place the film on the intended install area without removing the backing. Properly position and tape in place with painters tape at the rear and sides. Leave the front of the material at the front of the saddle bag untapped. At the front, remove (roll under) the first inch of the film backing and crease it (the backing) so that you can lay the film flat onto the saddle bag surface. Rub with you fingers to get it to cling to the surface. Once secure and positioned, remove all the painters tape and lift the unsecure portion of the film. Let it hang off the front of the saddle bag. (It will stay clung/secure to the surface.) Spray heavily the entire application surface with Windex. Peel off all the remaining film backing and slowly glide the film onto the surface. It will float on the Windex. Then starting from the front of the saddle bag, use a squeegee (I used a bakers icing rubber knife blade removed from it's handle) and work towards the rear removing the Windex from underneath the film. It will glide and remove all bubbles as you go. Feel free to spray the top of the film with Windex to keep it lubricated as you work. Once installed, lift the original front edge one inch that was secured at the beginning and spray Windex on the saddle bag so that you can adhere that portion of the film to the surface. Use a microfiber cloth to wipe up all excess Windex. Let the surface dry for about an hour and then clean with Harley Spray Cleaner and Polish. You may see a hazy appearance under the film, but this will go away over night as the Windex evaporates and the film bonds. The end project will be glossy and you can barely see the edges of the film. This application will resist temperature changes and provide you with the results you expected from the beginning! Hope you have the same success that I had!
Date published: 2016-06-05
Rated 1 out of
Way too Complicated!!
too expensive and complicated. I had to order the required squeegee from other site which took over a week. spent two hours trying to get the air bubbles out of first side but I was unsuccessful, I ended up scraping the whole thing. So I'm out over 100 bucks, so I recommend you don't buy this.
Date published: 2015-06-17
Rated 2 out of
Had "OK" Luck
Installed per directions except I did skip the alcohol spray. These set up real fast. I did end up with a couple of fish eyes and one very small wrinkle which is located in an area where its not to noticeable. The product is clear, no fogging, and will serve the purpose. Like it better than the typical black vinyl covers as they would not match my paint scheme. Take your time and work in a very clean area.
Date published: 2014-09-26
Rated 1 out of
I applied the first guard on the saddle bag exactly following instructions. Separate water/shampoo and alcohol/water mixtures are required. It was going well until application of the alcohol/water mixture. Per the instructions it is required to partially lift guard off bag and apply this mix but it sets up fast and difficult to remove resulting air bubbles. In the end there was lots of "cloudiness" and it just looked bad. For the second saddle bag I skipped the alcohol mix. This worked great as the squeegee removes most of the soapy mix and it set up fine. However before applying the second guard I inspected and noticed "waves" and imperfections throughout the guard material. Not sure if this was the adhesive or the plastic itself. In any event it was clearly noticeable after application onto the saddle bag. One week later I could not stand it anymore and removed the guards. Went with aftermarket product, where the results are vastly better.
Date published: 2013-09-30