Victory Motorcycle Forum banner

1 - 17 of 17 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
133 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I just bought a XC and want to make sure the paint on top of the saddlebags stays nice since I'll be giving my son rides. What things are available to protect the paint? I've seen the vinyl/leather lid covers as well as the racks but don't want to drill holes. Anyone had their lids clear wrapped like you do to the hood of a car? Wondering how that turned out.

Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,265 Posts
Yeah you can buy 3M clear vinyl. I've never used it but 3M vinyl is usually easy to work. My bags have the racks they don't protect from boots etc.

This is the stuff, you don't need this quantity but you get the idea.

[ame]https://www.amazon.com/Scotchgard-Clear-Paint-Protection-60-inches/dp/B004VG6QYS[/ame]
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
13,061 Posts
I just bought a XC and want to make sure the paint on top of the saddlebags stays nice since I'll be giving my son rides. What things are available to protect the paint? I've seen the vinyl/leather lid covers as well as the racks but don't want to drill holes. Anyone had their lids clear wrapped like you do to the hood of a car? Wondering how that turned out.
No need to clear wrap the entire lid; just the front 1/3 which is where the boot scuffs happen unless you plan on putting stuff on top of the lid like a big bag of dry dog food across the seat the resting on top of the lids. In that case the metal rails, or whatever they are called, would be the ticket.

The other area where rock chips are prone to happen is the front side of the bags themselves. Got a couple when the bike was new and the paint was still soft. It hardened over the Summer in 110-120 degree temps.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
133 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
Thank you for your replies. Don't plan to haul anything on the bike other than people but you never know. I probably won't attempt to do it myself because I want it to look good but I had the front of my truck done by an auto accessory shop in town. They did a great job and it wasn't too expensive. You can barely see it on my black truck which is pretty impressive. I might need to have it priced out to do the front and top of the bags.

Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
12,162 Posts
While you are having the case lids done, you might want to have them do the front of the front fender too. It collects rock chips.
I tried the vinyl id covers and they chafe the finish.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
13,061 Posts
While you are having the case lids done, you might want to have them do the front of the front fender too. It collects rock chips.
I tried the vinyl id covers and they chafe the finish.
The lower half of the fairing isn't a bad idea if you're going to go for the best protection possible.

Of course there's always plan B:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
12,162 Posts
Someone named Adam Northrup desperately needs my laydown license bracket. Click the link in my sig and make your bike not only look better, but more powerful and get better fuel mileage.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
277 Posts
Someone named Adam Northrup desperately needs my laydown license bracket. Click the link in my sig and make your bike not only look better, but more powerful and get better fuel mileage.
Isn't that one yours? Maybe looks weird because of the angle?

XC, KP, & Custom MuscleVic in Boise
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
12,162 Posts
Isn't that one yours? Maybe looks weird because of the angle?
Upon closer examination, you are right. I hope you are enjoying all the benefits it provides.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,865 Posts
Polaris did make a 4 piece kit available for the Cross bike hard bags that had four pieces of 3M cut clear vinyl. The four pieces included two for the front of the saddlebag tops and two pieces for the front facing end of the saddlebags. I'm pretty sure I have an unopened kit so I'll verify the item number when I get home.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,313 Posts
I've got a few minor scuffs on my right saddlebag from my better half but the worst damage I have is on my the side of both saddlebags, especially the left one from rocks kicked up by other vehicles.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
133 Posts
Discussion Starter #13
Polaris did make a 4 piece kit available for the Cross bike hard bags that had four pieces of 3M cut clear vinyl. The four pieces included two for the front of the saddlebag tops and two pieces for the front facing end of the saddlebags. I'm pretty sure I have an unopened kit so I'll verify the item number when I get home.
Thank you Mark. Looks like it was this.

Scuff Pad Set - Clear | Victory Motorcycles AU

I'm gonna bet I won't be able to find that but you never know. I'll have to look and see what I can come up with.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
133 Posts
Discussion Starter #14
Well, surprisingly I did a quick ebay search and there are 3 sets for sale but looks like these only cover the top of the saddlebag and the side cover, not the front of the saddlebag. So think I'll keep looking for a better option. May need to go back to the first suggestion out here and buy some material and cut out some pieces myself that will fit. Might be a more cost effective option too. If I buy a roll then i'll have plenty of extra if I mess up. :)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
12,162 Posts
Clear shelf paper at Dollar Tree? For temporary use when the kid is aboard.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
176 Posts
I have the Victory set on mine. I just used the top of bag lids and it only covers about the front 40% of lid and works great. I give my grandkids rides all the time and they are forever hitting the front of the lid getting on. Can’t even tell that’s its on unless you are looking for it.
 
1 - 17 of 17 Posts
Top