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Frame wrap / frame guard - any distributors in canada/vancouver

July 25, 2017, 10:27 a.m.
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I want to protect my new frame - are there any suppliers in canada or will I have to order direct? Or DIY some heli tape? Any other suggestions?

July 25, 2017, 11:08 a.m.
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BCpov on YouTube

July 25, 2017, 11:44 a.m.
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fantastic, thank you!

July 25, 2017, 12:42 p.m.
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that's very interesting! I didn't realise I could add windows to my bike. Possibly doors for full DH and just a window for enduro ?

Aug. 23, 2017, 9:17 p.m.
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I used this ^^ stuff from 3M, about 20$ from Lordco

Aug. 24, 2017, 9:22 a.m.
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yeah, I'm torn between a possible cack handed application of either the heli tape or getting the full wrap that dutch recommended - got a really good quote for a full bike wrap which includes pickup and dropoff for roughly the same price as a chromag saddle.

Shelter tape also looks pretty good too, impact protection included.

Aug. 24, 2017, 9:45 a.m.
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well I hate mail ordering stuff so the product was available from the autoparts store in small town BC, a good rainey day kind of project it wasnt hard to instal, you either spray soapy water on the tape and frame or for for curvey spots a 25% alcohol & water solution which does work , it is suprising how much the stuff will stretch and form to a curvey swingarm like the carbon Yeti, pop the bubbles with a pin and squeeze out air/bubbles/fluid.

I did get a couple of bunches in the most difficult spots that I won't see but I felt good about the job cuz it turned out really good , mostly I was just looking to protect the paint from scuffs and rock which it should do so for 20$ I can recommend it

It shows up pretty good on a turquoise frame so maybe I will post a pict or 2

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Aug. 24, 2017, 10 a.m.
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There's frameskin and invisiframe that make pre-cut kits for popular frames/bikes.  

Or DYI.  I have the 3M tape from Lordco on the down tube of a frame for half a decade now.  Unsure if Windex would work better than rubbing alcohol to apply the tape.  I think there is a kit from 3M that includes a small rubber squeegee and pin.  A blowdryer or heat gun likely will make the tape more workable on swoopy tubes.

Sept. 4, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
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I contacted a local company , played email tag back and forth and then they went dark , so I used 3m tape and clear gorilla tape and wrapped it myself .

Sept. 13, 2017, 9:40 a.m.
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Production Privee and Cedric have been working on something called Rad Wraps that looks neat...

But I just use the 3M tape from great.

Sept. 13, 2017, 12:13 p.m.
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Well whilst deliberating on what method to use I got some rock strikes on my chainstays and fork lowers. Through the paint with a little gouging.

So I went for the fastest option as the honeymoon period is now officially over with my bike.
Nice thick 3M mastic tape on the chainstays and then I decided to check out the shelter tape from MEC as I was in the area - kinda pricey but it feels thick/tough and is very easy to shape and cut. 

I'd like to check out the 3M tape for comparison as well. 

The important thing was to remember that I wasn't waterproofing, just protecting so cutting shapes for laying up was easy. 

When I get to the curvier portions I'll use frogtape on the section, draw the outlines on it, peel it off onto the tape and cut out that template.

Sept. 13, 2017, 2:58 p.m.
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Where did you get the mastic tape? Been looking for some myself.

Sept. 13, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
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Amazon - I'm sure there are local stores but it was late at night on a Sunday. Again, not too cheap but man, the stuff is magic.

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Sept. 13, 2017, 8:17 p.m.
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How thick is the scotchguard from Lordco? I've been trying to find some 2" mastic tape locally but to no avail. Might have to try the scotchguard

Sept. 14, 2017, 1:55 p.m.
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I've used the scotchguard stuff from lordco in the past. I dont love it. Its quite thin, and i have a hard time getting it to look good with all the mini air bubbles. I also find with black frames its quite noticeable.

I ended up getting some of the DYEDBro frame protection. Seems much better, thicker, easier to work with with some hairdryer heat. See how long the adhesive holds up

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