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    5010C- stripe on back of seatube?

    Anyone know if the green stripe on the back of the seatube on a 5010C is easy to remove?
    Can it be removed without damaging the rest of the nude finish?
    I ask this because mine already has a chip in it.
    Trying to decide if I should try to remove the stripe or lay down some protective film?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bootsie_cat View Post
    Anyone know if the green stripe on the back of the seatube on a 5010C is easy to remove?
    Can it be removed without damaging the rest of the nude finish?
    I ask this because mine already has a chip in it.
    Trying to decide if I should try to remove the stripe or lay down some protective film?
    Matching fingernail polish then film.
    Wait,who did he tell you that?....

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    Does the stripe chip easy?

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    5010C- stripe on back of seatube?

    Cause I hate green, I covered my Solos bits with 3M's matte black vinyl wrap as used it the custom car industry.....search eBay or your local auto store for it, too easy!

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    For this effect, I used 3M 1080 M12 Scotchprint Matte Black Vinyl Wrap. I left little bits of green showing to make it interesting.

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    Do you buy the bulk sheet? 1ftx5ft? Or is there somewhere where you can buy it in more like tape?
    How do you cut it (or how do you cut it straight)?
    Any other install tips?
    I am all over this- it looks great.

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    I bought the 1x5ft roll. My wife cut strips to the exact size I measured using a wheel cutter, self healing mat, and a clear measuring template which she normally uses for sewing. As I was applying it in the garage she walked in and suggested I leave some little green bits showing for detail so I just cut it carefully with a razor blade. I also used the razor blade to trim around the cable guide on the back of the seat tube.

    After I got it in place I heated it with a regular hair dryer while smoothing it out with a rag. The hair dryer seemed really smooth it out and make it lay down better.

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    Want to sell me some chucks of what you have left?
    Could you cut it?

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    PM sent.

    BTW, here's another installation tip: when cutting with a razor blade, be careful not to mark the frame. Just place the blade on the material and pull the waste material against the blade. Work slowly and carefully and you won't make a mark on the frame.

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    5010C- stripe on back of seatube?

    Exactly what I used/did.....wipe the frame with window cleaner and a lint free cloth and apply using a hair dryer to help it conform to curves and let the sticky side go off and stick.

    It's also good a great way of protecting a matt frame from cable rubs etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gripo View Post
    It's also good a great way of protecting a matt frame from cable rubs etc.
    Ahh... I hadn't thought about that yet. Time to break out the scissors. My frame came with some cable rub cutouts but the black would definitely be better looking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markk2 View Post
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    For this effect, I used 3M 1080 M12 Scotchprint Matte Black Vinyl Wrap. I left little bits of green showing to make it interesting.
    Just curious, what downtube/BB protector is that you have on your frame?

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    5010C- stripe on back of seatube?

    It's the one that came with the frame. It seems to be stuck on with tape or glue. I'm wondering if I can reposition it since it's off quite far off center.

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    Old thread but wow, that really works well! From the pictures, its practically invisible.
    Too bad it doesn't come in 1" or 1.5" tape.

    I have a TBLTc, and the green on that bike (more like a tennis ball yellow) really bothered me at first. I'm starting to get used to it, but I wanted less of it. So I covered the stripe on the back of the seat tube with lizard skins carbon leather. It is the chain stay protector, and the width was perfect, although I had to buy 2 to have enough length. They also make a down tube protector strip that is wider and longer.

    Anyway, I also left a touch of color showing. I already had the Colorado flag sticker on it, so I left that portion exposed.

    Now I'm thinking about covering the stripes on the insides of the seat stays, but the carbon leather is thick and will reduce tire clearance a little. This matte black wrap looks like the perfect solution.

    Here is the before and after:

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    I too, could not stand the green accents on the stock frame. As pictured , I placed automotive grade vinyl striping and decals over stock for a custom look. Pretty cool, eh! Copper metallic to match the orange anno accent parts on my bike. info@Vidiomgraphics.com graphics out of Canada sells a kit. Took about a month to get the order, however but worth the wait.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buggymancan View Post
    I too, could not stand the green accents on the stock frame. As pictured , I placed automotive grade vinyl striping and decals over stock for a custom look. Pretty cool, eh! Copper metallic to match the orange anno accent parts on my bike. info@Vidiomgraphics.com graphics out of Canada sells a kit. Took about a month to get the order, however but worth the wait.
    I have a Vidiom kit that I'd sell. PM me if you're interested.
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    That copper looks pretty cool. Never would have thought of that.

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