How To Customize Your Hoverboard Self Balancing Scooter? Much like surfboards, skateboards, car bonnets, and other such things you can indeed a hoverboard to make it scream a message of your personality to the world.
Most people who own self-balancing scooters will not often be using it indoors but taking it out too, so they can look cool hanging out with friends and family. Imagine a hoverboard that looks unique, especially in a crowd of other nano-scooters.
- With about USD$20, you can create a supremely good-looking custom design for your self-balancing scooter.
- Get yourself some decals or stickers, an X-Acto knife (for those precise cuts, this is a brand by the way), and designer duct tape.
- That last one on the list, namely duct tape, is where the magic comes from. Instead of expensive designer stickers, duct tape of the same kind works aesthetic marvels like few other stationery out there.
- From rubble to sand, nano-scooters can get scratched up quite badly. With your customized scooter, not only will you come across as unique but you will also provide scratch-free coating via the design itself for the hoverboard.
- The board is quite curvacious meaning you cannot get vinyl wrap like the ones you use on cars to work for this one. It does not curve with the design; time and money goes to waste.
- Designer duct tape is an awesome choice. While the decals go on the broad tyre guard portions beside the footpads, duct tape can be applied everywhere else on the hoverboard to grant it that singular soul-satisfying look.
- By cutting bits and pieces, lengths and widths as you see fit, and with the added advantage of the lines being nearly invisible even when the tape segments overlap, you are looking at a super-cool design idea.
- Curve the tape adequately around the pointy edge near the tyre bumper (or guard). That way you can choose to continue the tape design over the bumper or use decals on the guard instead and not have that section look incomplete. This is the only tricky part, namely cutting enough length to curve properly over and under the pointy part mentioned above.
- You can tape over the charger port and other techno-spots and use the X-Acto knife (easy and precise snips) to cut a neat space like how it looked before you taped it over. This will make your decorating easier.
- There is sound reason behind using the same duct tape pattern for one uniform design look. This is why you cannot see the tape lines as they overlap. Multiple patterns can seem odd and unprofessional not to mention sometimes ugly.
- For the whole bottom design, start from the wheel and head to the central axis of the board. Any extra duct tape lingering at the middle and wheel regions can be snipped off using the X-Acto knife. Cut these away, they could get caught in the wheel or axle as you ride the scooter.
- When it comes to the lights (they illuminate as you put pressure on the footpads), cover them fully over and snip away after. It will be tricky to figure out the exact shape of the lights using nothing but your X-Acto knife’s edge; gently, do not scratch up the lights in the process.
There are no ready-made skins available for self-balancing scooters on the market, leaving you with the sole option of a paint-job that can get messy and expensive (especially if you wish to re-paint the scooter). This is exactly why the cheap idea above can impart rich opportunities for originality.
The decor also serves to hide extant scratches on a used hoverboard while reducing the impact of future ones. If the board snags on something rough, chances are the tape will be peeled. But since it is duct tape with preferably the same design pattern, it is cheap, replaceable, and attractive. It is also quite interchangable, you can pull all the tape off and use another design.