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 Post subject: Which frame protection vinyl tape?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 8:37 pm 
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Some advice needed.

Which 3M tape I need to get in order to get good results,doesn't get yellow and can be easily removed after a while?


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 Post subject: Re: Which frame protection vinyl tape?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 8:48 pm 
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Have a look on eBay for "heli tape", but find a car specific one as they are normally cheaper but the same thing.. :thumbup:

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 Post subject: Re: Which frame protection vinyl tape?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:42 am 
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Just been looking for the same... Have found this so far:

http://www.vikingtapes.co.uk/c-169-3m-8671hs-polyurethane-protective-tape.aspx

Plus there is http://www.invisiframe.co.uk/ if you have a bike they have listed (which I don't).

Interested to see what people recommend :)


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 Post subject: Re: Which frame protection vinyl tape?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 8:49 am 
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EBay no... 262196410771 :thumbup:

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 Post subject: Re: Which frame protection vinyl tape?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 8:50 am 
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Invisi frame for my bike is £71. Not paying that tbh. It says they use 3M or XPEL but there is no more specific details. 3M have several different products with different thicknesses and glue composition.

XPEL Ultimate seems to be good stuff but I can't find where to get it from.

Some interesting read I found on here: http://www.tintdude.com/forum/index.php ... afol-xpel/


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 Post subject: Re: Which frame protection vinyl tape?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 10:22 am 
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RedTwo wrote:
eBay no... 262196410771 :thumbup:


There are lots of reports about Fleabay sourced tapes - they tend to hover between sh*te and really sh*te...

Harvey have you actually used this stuff? If so was it any good as it is massively cheaper than 3M's product?


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 Post subject: Re: Which frame protection vinyl tape?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:52 am 
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I've not used that "exact" one but it is in my eBay cart for when I want a new batch.. :D
Most times people have problem with tape, it's because of not fitting it correctly..!! ie: Heat gun etc.. :shock:
The last time I bought tape it was from eBay and was awesomely good £10 plenty to do whole bike ,just gutted the seller isn't there anymore or I would have just bought more.!! It was the same as that one though..
I just wouldn't spend silly money on it like those kits etc when it's all basically the same stuff ,the way I look at it is if it's good enough to protect car bumpers etc it's good enough for my bike.. :thumbup:

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 Post subject: Re: Which frame protection vinyl tape?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 12:55 pm 
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peterfb wrote:
invisi frame for my bike is £71. Not paying that tbh. It says they use 3M or XPEL but there is no more specific details. 3M have several different products with different thicknesses and glue composition.

XPEL Ultimate seems to be good stuff but I can't find where to get it from.

Some interesting read I found on here: http://www.tintdude.com/forum/index.php ... afol-xpel/


Invisi frame is really good, it is designed especially for your bike shape and cut out exactly to fit, they provide a full sheet and how to put on as well. Yes its expensive because they have made it to measure and worked out all the exact places to put it. You do still need to be confident to put it on and a little hot air to mould it in place.

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 Post subject: Re: Which frame protection vinyl tape?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 1:25 pm 
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I've learned not to buy the thick stuff as it's a nightmare to work with.

I have taken to putting a lot of the fluffy side of velcro strips on the undersides of my chain stays and lower parts of my swingarm, keeps it quiet and avoids damage while still looking tidy.

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 Post subject: Re: Which frame protection vinyl tape?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 10:28 pm 
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Ordered some 3M tape of ebay for a test :)


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 Post subject: Re: Which frame protection vinyl tape?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 7:11 pm 
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Let us know how you get on! :)


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 7:55 pm 
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I bought this, turned up today. Looks good, will let you know how it goes in the morning. EBay item 251624228467

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 7:44 am 
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The instructions are priceless :shock:

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1.First, you want to stick better than many parts of the protective film needed
2.The need to paste the site clean , make sure that no impurities or wax or something
3.Wth a fine sprinkling the surface of the wet
4.Torn end of paper, stickers, ready to film
5.Scraped off with a scraper to sprinkle fine , you can replace the hard card
6.Corner trim the excess portion
7.Gun with roast bake flat corners , and you're done with a good scraper scrape


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 7:54 am 
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Wow, at least you got instructions ;)

Mine was good but very brittle, after talking with stumpie, I remembered that you should use a little soapy water to apply so you can squeeze out the air bubbles.

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 Post subject: Re: Which frame protection vinyl tape?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 8:12 am 
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"Mine was good but very brittle"...wtf.!! :shock:

Basic instructions..
Get tape to room temp, clean bike of crap then wipe area with ipa and let dry ,cut all tape pieces to size ,next you can mist area with normal water if needed ( let's you move tape around a bit ) ,lastly apply tape then use heat gun to make tape adhere squeegee out any bubbles ,finally rub down finished job with soft cloth..

Stand back and admire you fully protected bike.. :D

Good luck :thumbup:

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