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    Clear Wrap - Frame Protection

    I know of invisiframe and the others.

    nate hills talks about finding some Auto stuff at the auto parts store.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3V9xHd_rYE&t=1m53s

    Has anyone used any non bike specific clear wrap for frame protection?
    if so, where did you get it and what did you get?

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    Helicopter tape from eBay
    2" wide by 3 feet. Cut to fit.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/3M-HELICOPT....c100009.m1982

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    How thick is invisiframe?

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    I think they use 3m if you get the matte finish. They also use Xpel (better product then 3m). It should be around .008-.009 thick. I ordered mine from Fanatik Bike. The convenience of having them pre-cut was worth it to me.
    I have 2 cars with a lot of ppf on them.

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    A 6" x 60" roll of PPF did my entire bike with some left over. Cost is about $20 via ebay or amazon. 3M or XPEL are both fine. It's pretty easy to wrap bikes, just takes some time depending on what you're going for. I often make a paper pattern and transfer to ppf.

    I'd also recommend a roll of Shelter Tape, which is much thicker vs ppf and good for areas that will see rock strikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lardo5150 View Post
    How thick is invisiframe?
    Quote Originally Posted by Quick62bug View Post
    It should be around .008-.009 thick.
    This is correct I think. 8 mils. 3M 8672 is 8 mils.

    The beauty of using 3M Polyurethane Tapes is that you have thickness options. I have some of the 3M 8671 that is 0.014" or 14 mils that is great for protecting down tubes and seat tubes. It takes a little more patience to get this thicker stuff to conform to convex and concave frames shapes, but you can usually do it.
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