What do you do when your hoverboard looks like everyone else’s and you want something unique that stands out from the crowd? The answer is, customize your hoverboard. It won’t cost a lot plus if you do it well, your hoverboard will be a talking point.
Customizing a hoverboard shoudn’t cost more than around £20 and all you need is a Stanley knife, some patterned duct tape and/or decal stickers – this is a kind of transfer that bears a printed design that can be applied to a surface.
There are literally hundreds of decal designs to choose from and if you decide that you don’t like the one you have chosen, they are really easy to remove and won’t leave a residue on the board.
Hoverboard customizations are increasingly popular and there are a raft of decal stickers available for this purpose. If you have an LTXtreme freestyle hoverboard, then you can buy interchangeable skins.
Anything goes when it comes to how to customize hoverboard, as long as you leave the power button and the charging port exposed. If you are using patterned duct tape only, apply wherever needed and use the Stanley knife to cut the area around the power button and the charging port.
Take care when applying the duct tape – the trick is that you shouldn’t be able to see the joins. Don’t allow any tape to hang over the edges as this will pick up dirt and debris when you’re riding.
When you customize hoverboard, you can apply duct tape to the edges, but make sure you don’t cover up the lights and take care when using a Stanley knife anywhere near them as you don’t want to end up with scratches.
The great thing about duct tape is that you can easily replace it if it becomes damaged or you fancy a change.
Good quality decal sticker are usually made from vinyl and will last for around three to five years if you apply them properly. They’re covered in laminate, which means they shouldn’t get worn or scratched as you ride.
There are sites online that will allow you to design your own decal stickers – all you do is upload your own artwork. Or you can choose from a preexisting range of templates.
Many websites provide a free online design tool, which enables you to add your own text, colour and images to a custom decal sticker.
If you feel confident, you can also use spray paint for hoverboard customization. First, cover any areas that you don’t want to paint with duct tape – it is advisable to cover the footpads, LED lights, wheels, the on/off button and the charging port.
You can use one colour or several. Let each layer dry for a few minutes before you start the next. Finally, when you’re done, simply remove the duct tape and enjoy your pimped up ride.
When it comes to hoverboard customizations, anything goes when it come to customising your hoverboard, try and avoid using glue because it could damage the internal components and ruin the hoverboard’s performance.