Just like surfboards, skateboards, and cars, hoverboard owners often like to show off their unique style by customizing their ride. It’s an excellent way to show off your personality, not to mention make your board stand out from the rest.
For around $20, you can create your own, one of a kind look in about an hour. Head to a local superstore and pick up decal stickers, designer duct tape, and an X-Acto knife. Make sure to pick up one or several rolls of duct tape with a design that you absolutely love.
Take the stickers or decal you have chosen and placed them on the wheel covers in any position you would like. Then, apply the duct tape anywhere else on the board you want to. Unlike vinyl wrap, the duct tape will wrap around the various curves of your board for a smooth, clean look.
Start on one end and begin wrapping the board in duct tape. Don’t worry about covering the LED lights and charging port. You will cut these sections out later using the X-Acto knife. Even as the tape begins to overlap, you’ll notice that any lines are near undetectable in the design.
Tips and Caution
Make sure there are no pieces of tape sticking out from the body of your hoverboard. They might get stuck in the wheels, causing the device to suddenly stop and send you falling to the ground.
Take extra care when cutting out a hole for the LED lights. Slowly move around their outline, making sure not to scratch the covering, until their outline is cut loose.
Cutting out lengths and pieces in advance makes covering the board an easier process. Even when sections overlap, the design covers these mistakes. If the tape ever begins to peel off, simply pull it off the rest of the way and add more.
A Hidden Benefit
No matter where you ride your hoverboard, the body is going to become dented and scratched in no time. By applying this DIY customization, you’ve effectively placed a protective layer over the body that acts as a scratch-free coating.
This method is more expensive and does not hide scratches like the duct tape does. Unless you’re skilled with a paintbrush, it is also a lot harder to pull off a smooth look.