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Why do we prefer Xpel paint protection films?

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Xpel puts quality and reputation at the forefront of its business, which is what makes them a leading provider of protective films, such as automotive and bicycle paint protection films. Headquartered out of San Antonio in Texas, they have developed their range and reputation over many years, which is why we prefer Xpel films for paint protection.

Xpel Paint Protection Films

Meticulously tested and proven to perform under the harshest conditions around while maintaining the best possible appearance, Xpel products are on the cutting edge of technology, innovation, and quality.

They have a worldwide installer network that is driven by the most competent and well-trained technicians available. We are honored to be the only Xpel installer in Singapore.

Our Expertise in paint protection

Our professionals have years of experience in automotive and bicycle protection film installation. They are certified by Xpel, one of the highest quality providers, so you can be assured of only the highest quality job.

As an Xpel authorized installer, we have access to the world’s largest and most comprehensive pattern repository. In the hands of our XPEL Certified Installers, the 80,000+ patterns offered provide the confidence they need to apply film efficiently, accurately, and without concern.

Our PPF Services

We wrap every bicycle or motorbike with paint protection film in exactly the same way as any other vehicle. The only difference is that it may need to be pulled into shape a bit more. This is because the body panels are smaller, and due to the bends and curves, it can be very challenging to install the kit yourself.

Our professional installers use a lot of equipment to make sure the final product is of the highest possible quality. During our installation work, our professionals may use a heat gun to add to the elasticity of the film. Especially when working with bicycles and motorbikes, where there are more curves and bends, to move it into place accurately to cover the entire area, all edges, and gaps, our installers use every tool necessary.

Please note that our professionals know the strength and limits of the film and can perform this well. This should not be attempted without guidance because overheating the film will thin it, leaving it useless against any debris or stones that may strike the bike when it is on the road after installation.

Take advantage of our extended sale today to protect your bicycle frame. Come visit our online shop and protect your bike with XPEL Paint Protection Films!

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Protect your Bicycle Frame – Have you done it yet?

Have you wrap your bicycle frame

What type of frame protection material will you protect your bicycle frame with? Some people choose to D.I.Y and use heavy-duty tape like duct tape, helicopter tape, rubber mastic tape, and racer tape, while others go for bicycle frame protection kits. Both methods get the job done, but there are important factors that set the two apart and you should consider before making a decision.

Frame Types

To understand how paint protection films protect your bicycle frame, you need to know the characteristics of your bicycle frame. There are several different frame types – aluminum, carbon fiber, titanium, and steel.

Aluminum Frame

Light, stiff, and affordable. Aluminum is a popular material to use for bicycle frames. However, the downside is that its tricky to repair and wears out more quickly.

Carbon fiber Frame

Carbon fiber is also light and stiff, but it?s more expensive. The downside of carbon fiber is the frames are more prone to fracture than metal, and once that happens carbon becomes fragile, and thus unfit to ride.

Titanium frame

This is the best option due to its silky-smooth ride quality and resistance to the elements. The downside is that titanium is an expensive material that?s labor-intensive to work with, meaning these bikes are typically quite pricey.

Steel frame

This is less expensive and delivers a smooth ride, but it?s generally heavier than the other three materials. Steel is also very durable, highly resistant to fatigue, and unlike carbon fiber and aluminum, can easily be repaired. The downside is that it can rust. So you have to take a little extra care so it doesn?t corrode.

Bicycle Frame Protection Materials

Instead of your bike paint enduring impact from debris, the film or tape that protects your Bicycle frame takes the blows. With no damage to your bike paint there is no metal exposure, and therefore, no rust. In particular, adding protective film or tape can prevent gouges, dents, and even cracks that can ruin both carbon and aluminum frames.

Paint Protection film kits vs Protection Tapes

While both protection film kits and protection tapes do the job, let us look at some of the properties that set the two apart.

Self-healing film vs Disposable tape for bicycle frame

Premium PPFs like XPEL have self-healing properties and can regain their original finish from small scratches. For tape, people generally change the tape when it gets worn out or accumulated too many scratches. The good news it is easy to peel off and you can simply use your fingers. The bad news is it is easy to peel off. Yes, the adhesive is not very strong.

Full bicycle frame wrap vs limited areas

One roll will not cover your whole bike. Some come in rolls and you have to cut the tape to the desired fit, some come in pre-cut kits that cover the tubes and main areas. The higher range of the protection tapes comes in pre-cut kits that cover most of the frame comparable to the custom-made kits designed by Rikecool. The difference here is you may not find the right kit for your bike frame and even if you do, the result may not be up to your expectation. At Rikecool, we offer an installation warranty to give you peace of mind.

Quality finishing protection for your bicycle frame

Quality finishing is an important consideration when you are deciding which , professional workmanship won’t leave you with orange peel or annoying bubbles. It’s hard to get rid of little air bubbles when you are doing-it-yourself. This is especially tricky for the frames with angles and tapering diameters.

Film Quality

People that buy protective tape may find that the finish isn’t completely clear or match gloss finish, and likewise for matte. The tape is unable to enhance the finishing from the manufacturer of your bike.

The quality of the bicycle PPF kits that you order from overseas might come with issues such as pieces of the kit may have creases in them. These pieces delaminate from your bike in a year or two. Also, you may tear one while getting it out or stretch another making it impossible to lay down flat on the frame. Furthermore, you will dirty the adhesive if the tape gets stuck to your fingers.

Standard of Workmanship

Another problem you might face with protection tape is that it doesn?t stick to bends. It?s great on long flat tubes but not the bends in the frame. This can also be true for the paint protection kits that weren’t “precut” well.

Not only that, but you need the right tools to work the bends and curves, we cannot emphasize this enough. One smudge or air pocket and the whole thing is ruined. If you try and reapply, it goes all streaky with ugly marks.

Reviews

Don’t just take our opinion on this, check out the online reviews. These are real reviews from people who have used bike protection tapes to protect their bicycle frames. While most reviews were fair, we handpicked the following reviews as they are unacceptable and could happen to you!

I bought this (protection tape) for my new canyon road bike and installed it very carefully following the instructions I even cleaned the brand new bike with rubbing alcohol.
Yet once it was applied there where thousands of big bubble and small bubbles which could not be scraped off.

Not enough material (number and size of pieces) to cover a MTB. I did not expect I needed XL has my bike is a women bike so size small? Anyway, I had to buy 3m product to patch the rest? It doesn’t look great at all? I will certainly not buy this product next time.

XPEL films from Rikecool

At Rikecool, our bicycle frame protection kits are made from XPEL films. These are designed and cut in our workshop. After cutting, the kits are installed in a cool, clean, and controlled environment. We have well trained and experienced PPF installers with the right tools from XPEL to give you the highest possible quality protective film for your bicycle frame.

Year End Promotion

Take advantage of our year end sale today to protect your bicycle frame. Come visit our online shop and protect your bike with XPEL Paint Protection Films!

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Choose the right paint protection for your bike

In the long-term, your bike is always going to suffer some battle scars from when you’re out riding, mountain bike or not. These may come from rocks flicking up and hitting your paintwork, unlucky crashes, or putting your bike in the back of your vehicle. It will take its toll on your bike finish and you will begin to see the damage. This is why more bike enthusiasts are applying paint protection film on their bikes to keep them looking good and protect their resale value. 

How do you choose the right paint protection for your bike?

Let us tell you more about the installation process and how to choose the right PPF kit and installation specialist. Installation is a painstaking process and a lot can go wrong. However, when you use a top-quality material applied by a qualified professional, you won?t even know it?s there! Installed correctly, you’ll only be able to see quality paint protection film if you look closely for the edges of the film. 

There are many brands of paint protection film available, and XPEL is one of the best premium grade PPFs you can find. When choosing a film, these are the features you should look out for.

Custom Installation Offers Better Protection

Paint protection films are available in a pre-cut DIY designed kit or it can be custom cut and installed. Custom kits are more expensive because they may take 2 to 3 days to complete the installation. Still, a custom cut kit offers a better fit because the film is cut and designed by a highly skilled technician specifically for your bike. It also provides the best coverage for the bike, including wrapped edges. Custom installation is recommended over pre-cut kits for a smoother, seamless look and more comprehensive coverage.

Protected by Warranty

Film manufacturers now offer warranty periods of many years plus, with us, you also get an installation warranty. Contact our sales team to find out more about our warranty.

Quality of Film and Installation Work

No, all Paint Protection Films are not equal! There are 3 different types of paint protection film available on the market – non-clear coated, clear coated, and premium extra clarity. Premium films are more expensive than other films. They provide the best quality finish and most durability after installation. 

The XPEL paint protection films that we offer are premium and have many important properties such as self-healing topcoat and edge seal technology. These films let your bike?s finish shine through while shielding it from damage and are still the best solution for protecting race cars and bikes.

XPEL Ultimate Plus (clear gloss) is our top range of glossy PPF. It is approximately 0.20mm thick and at under 90g installed on a large mountain bike. XPEL Stealth (matte)  is our matte finish PPF. It is approximately 0.22mm thick and at under 90g installed on a large mountain bike. Be sure to check out our site on XPEL paint protection films to find out more.

As the only authorized XPEL installer in Singapore, we install as per the manufactures procedures, and our quality standards ensure your bike leaves our workshop as perfect as possible. We are so confident in our film choice and installation that we offer a warranty on the installation, to ensure our customers don’t have issues with the film lifting. Come visit us and see why paint protection film installation by Rikecool is the best investment you’ll see.

Getting your bike ready for Paint Protection Film Installation

  • Make sure it looks nice and good from the start. But you don’t have to have a new bike to do this. You can do this on your current bike, just ensure your paint finish looks good enough to sell it.
  • Select the right frame protection kit. We recommend you go for a full kit by Rikecool that is custom made for your bike. The custom kit should cover all areas where there are going to be some sort of contact.
  • Select the right location to perform the installation. It is important to do this indoors in a clean environment. At our workshop, we ensure that no dust particles get between the film and the frame, and the adhesive stays nice and smooth. This will give it the best chance of bonding properly with your frame.

Areas to protect

  • Areas where the cables will contact the frame when the suspension moves or the handlebars turn.
  • The top tube where your knee pads rub on the tube and dull the finish over time.
  • The downtube on the bottom where rocks fly up and damaging your tube in this area. Also, when you lean your bike over the back of your vehicle, it can make a cause your framework to being dulled down over time.
  • On top of all of these areas, you should try to achieve an overall consistency in the finish of your bike, to give it a long-lasting appeal.

Visit our online shop and protect your bike with XPEL Paint Protection Films today!

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Best Window Tinting in Singapore

We have been named one of the Best Window Tinting in Singapore by Best in Singapore. Check out the article here.

Thank you Best in Singapore for the feature!

We are committed to providing the highest quality films and workmanship. Come visit us today for Solar Film or Paint Protection Film installation.

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Why you should wrap your bicycle with XPEL paint protection film

It does not matter what purpose your bikes serve, mountain biking, commuting, or racing, you can still get stone chips and scratches. Good paint protection films are very effective at protecting your favorite bicycles from such damages. So why should you wrap your bicycle with XPEL paint protection film?

XPEL is a virtually invisible urethane film. It protects your bike’s paint from unsightly damage, the same way it does for cars. If you intend to sell your bike in the future, doing this maximizes the resale value of the bike as well.

Protection film options we provide for bikes are XPEL ULTIMATE PLUS for glossy shine and XPEL Stealth for a satin finish. Our XPEL film with its self-healing capability and best in the industry gloss coupled with the highly precise pre-cut kit will protect your bike for many years to come.

If you are not pleased with what the market is offering in terms of Bike frame protection, let us show you why we are the leading PPF installer in the nation.

Each PPF kit is specially designed to wrap your bicycle frame as much as possible. We pride ourselves to make every fit perfect.

Brompton Bicycle frame protection film kit

Birdy bicycle protective film wrap

Canyon bicycles wrapped with XPEL PPF

When I got my bike all dirty from soil and abit of mud due to a wet ride this evening, the film is actually SUPER easy to clean!! Grime and dirt doesn’t stick on it like it does on the filmless paint. It used to be a pain..to clean my bike but this helps a TON

Canyon Aeroad PPF Kit customer

Cervelo bicycles with XPEL films

Colnago C64 Framekit Fox Brothers PPF Kit

Evil bicycle frame protection film

Giant bicycles look great with XPEL

Sava bicycle clear wrap

S-Works bicycle protection kit

Check out all our Paint Protection Film (PPF) bike kits here. Want to know more? We will be happy to get in touch via email or Whatsapp.

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Rikecool Online Store launches with a new range of PPF for folding bikes

We launched our online store on National Day to bring more Paint Protection Film (PPF) options to you. Our new range of PPF includes films for popular bikes, such as Birdy, S-Works, Brompton, and Bianchi.

We are running a launch promotion from now till November. Come checkout our Brompton and S-Works templates and enjoy $50 off the retail price today!

Love to accessorize your bike? Our installers are dedicated to making personalized cuts around your accessories to create the perfect film fit for your bike. Come visit our online store now or contact us to find out more.

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