Being part of a group that has the same interests as you is always a thrilling experience. Starting a motorcycle club will not only earn you a strong group of friends, but it will also add to your identity and elevate the quality of your life overall.
That said, your motorcycle club needs proper representation in order for members to feel involved and for non-members to be encouraged to join you.
A great way to ‘advertise’ your club would be to display the club’s logo somewhere that people can easily spot it and become curious about it, such as your motorcycle’s rim.
Designing the Right Logo for Your Motorcycle Club
Once you have your group of avid motorcyclists, the next step would be to put all your heads together and decide on a name and logo for your motorcycle club.
A number of things can influence the name and logo, such as your location (town, country, city, etc.), your profession (if all members work in the same field), the brand or type of motorcycle you all ride, etc. Keeping these factors in mind, you should be able to come up with a name that is appropriate for your club’s specific theme.
As for the logo, there are a number of ‘generators’ available on the internet, which can produce a logo for you within seconds if you only provide the name of your motorcycle club.
However, it might be more worthwhile in the long run to pay a local artist to design your logo so that it is completely unique and easily distinguishable from the logos of other motorcycle clubs. Needless to say, a custom logo will also feel more personal.
The Basics of Painting Motorcycle Rims
Now that you have your name and logo, you can proceed to display it on your motorcycle for anyone on the streets to see. Before that, though, let us look at the preparation and precautions taken before painting motorcycle rims.
Prepping Your Rim before Painting It
Preparing a surface like a rim to be painted is extremely important for the paint job to be a successful one.
You want to wipe your rim down with a damp rag and let that dry. Next, spray on your preferred wheel cleaner, let it work its magic for a few minutes, and then rinse off with a hose. Make sure the wheel cleaner does not have time to dry on the rim, as it can be very difficult to remove.
Use a rag (or sponge) and a bit of dish soap (mixed with water) to wipe down the rim and get rid of grease and oil residue.
Lastly, sand down the rim thoroughly with extra-fine grit sandpaper. Make sure that you don’t sand down any of the paint that is on the rim already. Give the rim another rinse with some soap water and let that dry so that you can get on with your painting!
Painting Your Motorcycle Club’s Logo onto Your Rim
With your rim all prepped and ready, you can get started with painting your motorcycle club’s logo onto it.