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There’s no denying that a sweet set of graphics can make your ATV look and feel new. For some, the custom look makes you feel better about your bike, while others take pride in their machinery. Either way, confidence in yourself and your machine is an important piece of the mental side of racing. Graphics are also important for representing your sponsors and making sure their logos get seen and noticed. There are an endless number of companies who currently specialize in wrapping your ATV with their designs, and choosing the right one can be difficult. Luckily for you, we’ve found the right one.
At the moment, my Suzuki LT-R450 is wrapped in one of Chaos’ Pilot series graphics, one of several base styles you can choose from. My previous quad, a Trx450r, was wrapped in their Geared Up series, which was also a great look. In addition to their growing number of options, the folks at Chaos are always open to working with you to get the best design possible. The ordering process is pretty straightforward, either fill out one of their order forms or contact Chaos through Facebook, and give them an idea of what you’re looking for. After that, a phone call will get the ball rolling and within a week you can expect a proof of your graphics. At this time, you have the option to make any changes, or give them the go ahead to print. They’re based out of western Washington, and if you live in the northwest they sometimes arrive the same day they ship. Locals can also visit the shop and order and design their graphics on the spot.
When your graphics arrive on your doorstep, they’re packaged nicely in a thin cardboard sleeve, keeping your graphics from getting damaged. Open it up carefully, and you’ll notice right away the thick vinyl, vibrant color, and high quality of the product. There are no instructions included, but application is fairly straightforward. If you need help, you can contact them for advice, or you can bring your machine to Chaos and have it wrapped professionally for an additional fee. They also offer install tips on their website. For first timers, or those owning curvier quads like the Trx, a heat gun can come in handy as long as you’re careful not to overdue it. The super tacky adhesive is forgiving, allowing you to make adjustments as needed. Depending on your machine, the graphics may or may not be cut right. The shroud pieces for my Trx were too long, but making minor adjustments with scissors is to be expected with any set of graphics.
Once on, the graphics certainly dress up the ATV big time. The colors stand out, and all the lines flow nicely with whatever quad you have as their tailored specifically to each machine. They have a nice shine to them, restoring that showroom finish with style. Thanks to the thick material and strong adhesive, they’ll last a long time too. Unlike plastic, they don’t really scratch or fade, and the edges don’t lift. Even after some serious abuse, there’s hardly any wear and tear.
In addition to myself, Pit Traffic’s own Ryan Blalack has been using Chaos MX to wrap his LT-R450’s the past two seasons. When asked what he thinks of Chaos, he said, “Chaos graphics hold up to the heavy abuse I put them through and keep my bikes looking fresh and stylish.”
Overall, Chaos MX Graphics is one of the best in the industry. With a great product, and great customer service, there’s no reason to not choose them for your next kit. They also offer up wraps for your helmets, neck braces, and chest protectors, along with apparel, signs, banners, and logos. Pricing is reasonable, and is dependent upon your machine and how much you choose to cover. Discounted prices are available for those willing to represent Chaos, which you can ask about. For more information on Chaos MX, visit their Facebook page, or click here.