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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 1:04 pm 
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I have a new carbon MTB frame with gloss paint that I would like to protect (at least the underside of the tubes) and am wondering what kind of tape you would suggest. I am located in the US and would also appreciate a supplier suggestion.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 1:21 pm 
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Helicopter tape


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:18 pm 
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digit3 wrote:
I have a new carbon MTB frame with gloss paint that I would like to protect (at least the underside of the tubes) and am wondering what kind of tape you would suggest. I am located in the US and would also appreciate a supplier suggestion.

Thanks!


you can use a 3M material that they use for cars...clearbra. you can get a small roll from griotsgarage.com

http://www.griotsgarage.com/product/pro ... y=ourPicks

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:32 pm 
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I used hockey tape, the one you wrap pads and skates with, it does a great job, check out my vertex 2013 in my sig, I put some on the downtube


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:45 pm 
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Thanks for the ideas. I have also been suggested to use 3M Scotch 2228 and also ICS Racer's Tape.


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I use One Industries clear number plate background for Motocross bikes. You get 3 12" x 18" sheets per pack. Any offroad motorcycle shop can get this for you. Stay away from N-Style, Factory Effex, etc. their glue is not as good as the One Ind. stuff. After you clean your frame, do a final prep with alcohol, do it in the warmest dust free room you have, use a hair drier to pre-heat the frame & clear tape. When finished leave it in a warm room for 24 hours before riding.


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I use Crankskins. It is essentially the same 3M tape listed above, but you get it cut to specific sizes for you. It turns out being a bit cheaper then buying it from Griot's.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:31 pm 
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I use Bikeshield kit to protect de frame.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:44 pm 
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The best :wink:

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:45 pm 
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It's not exactly tape, but Frame Defender has out a kit with a bunch of different sized pads. They protect but also absorb the impact making it different from other things that just deflect.

http://www.framedefender.com


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Sheesh and I thought this was weight weenies - all that heavy tape and stuff! :D

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http://www.veloskin.com

thin, easy to install around tubes and tough


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