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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.

    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.

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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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