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

Sept. 15, 2017, 2:37 p.m.
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Posted by: RaisinCrunch

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

It's pretty thin. I use it to protect from cable rub but it's not substantial enough for say chainstays/chain slap and I don't think it would protect major rock strikes. Works great for head tube/down tube cable rub spots though. I use small squares of it so haven't had an issue with air bubbles. Could see it being a bitch to do an entire frame with.

Sept. 16, 2017, 10:33 a.m.
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Theres two different thicknesses available from 3M. 1 is 6mil one is 12mil  - they are labelled as SGH6 or 12. I think its much harder to find the 12 in shops, and it looks to jump from 1 inch to 6 inch in terms of width.

https://www.3mcanada.ca/3M/en_CA/company-ca/all-3m-products/~/Products/Post-Factory-Installations/Films/Paint-Protection-Films/Scotchgard/Scotchgard-Paint-Protection-Film/?N=5002385+7579609+8709390+8710654+8710859+8711017+8711731+3290902616+3294529206&rt=r3

Sept. 20, 2017, 8:31 p.m.
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The stufff from Lordco is Pretty thin but for 20$ it should stop scuffs and paint chips, the  pict of the top & bottom tube was a good application & stuck pretty good while the pict of the swingarm is the poorest application but its on the bottom so no biggy


 Last edited by: XXX_er on Sept. 20, 2017, 8:37 p.m., edited 2 times in total.
Sept. 21, 2017, 12:45 p.m.
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I use the 3m stuff. I'm too lazy to figure out the difference between the various types available. I bought from nochip.ca, they have end of rolls for ridiculously cheap prices, I bought like three rolls:

https://www.nochip.ca/collections/daily-deals/products/narrow-ends-of-rolls-848-and-948-series-3m-scotchgard-paint-protection-film

I see now that on that page they have a link to some 12mil stuff that would probably be good for downtube. Although it does say that the 12mil should be used on mostly flat surfaces.

Sept. 21, 2017, 4:14 p.m.
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Good find there...may get some of the pro for my next build!

Sept. 22, 2017, 2:56 p.m.
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they got a 76  " x 4 inch listed for 19$  while a package of 84"x 4 at lordco was about 20$ soit looks like they are selling small pieces they got kicking around but I don't see where you are saving much money , maybe if you only need a small amount but to do my bike took pretty much the 84" roll .

Sept. 27, 2017, 12:31 p.m.
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Posted by: XXX_er

The stufff from Lordco is Pretty thin but for 20$ it should stop scuffs and paint chips, the  pict of the top & bottom tube was a good application & stuck pretty good while the pict of the swingarm is the poorest application but its on the bottom so no biggy

I have used the 3M chipguard and you can apply it to curves with no wrinkles.

Can buy a sample roll at Grimco in Burnaby for 30 bux or so, it will be more than enough. One will go thru a few blades cutting it.

Sept. 27, 2017, 2:59 p.m.
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Here's the shelter tape on the frame, it's thick stuff but cuts easily:

and the mastic tape on the chainstays :

Oct. 10, 2017, 1:10 a.m.
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I use 3m scotchguard also. It is easy to apply and hardly noticeable.

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