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    Why "rubberized" paint?

    I'm curious about why the Mojo SL has rubberized paint.

    Is it a functional choice, or is it just marketing?

    Does it stick to bare skin?

    Does it wear out quickly at rub points?

    I have read that it can be difficult to clean.

    Why choose this over a more conventional paint?

    Advantages, disadvantages?
    Last edited by Twister; 08-12-2008 at 09:16 AM.

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    Well, since I never actually see a Mojo SL in person before, here is a quick list of what I can remember what Ibis mentioned about the new rubberized paint. I might make some mistakes so forgive me but at least I save you the time from reading through old news.

    As far as I can remember, the rubberized paint is more durable then the conventional paint, according to one of the riders (not sure is it from Ibis crew), mentioned that they have been riding the rubberized paint for quite a while without any protective tape and it has been holding up very well. It is also mentioned that the rubberized paint make it easier to clean the bike from normal dirt and grime. The disadvantage I heard is that it does wear at the rub points.

    That's all I can remember, hope some Mojo SL riders would shed more information for the op
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twister
    I'm curious about why the Mojo SL has rubberized paint.

    Is it a functional choice, or is it just marketing?

    Does it stick to bare skin?

    Does it wear out quickly at rub points?

    I have read that it can be difficult to clean.

    Why choose this over a more conventional paint?

    Advantages, disadvantages?
    The search feature is your friend.

    One useful example from searching.

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    Thanks, ZZ, good link.

    Is there any such thing as touchup paint for the rubberized finishes?

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    It has been rock proof on my bike so far 3 mos allot of rocky riding. Hear allot of rock countacts on downtube, alas not a mark.
    Really looks great grubbed up.
    Watch out for cable rub very easily- helitape because of grippy nature + helitape the chainstay....or u won't be happy.
    One other thing I noticed when really tired and sweaty grip strength is great for bigtime portage.

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    ghawk, do you mean I should helitape potential cable rub points and the chainstay?

    What about helitaping the downtube/bottom bracket and front bottom part of the swingarm?

    Can you get the helitape off of this paint without causing damage?

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    ghawk, do you mean I should helitape potential cable rub points and the chainstay?
    What about helitaping the downtube/bottom bracket and front bottom part of the swingarm?
    Can you get the helitape off of this paint without causing damage?
    yes,no,yes
    Or you can get fishboy's kit and put it everywhere he's allready done all the tough work for you of cutting it to fit Moj and throws in a bunch of extra tape.
    I did not do downtube/bb or swingarm and it looks un-marked. I posted a pic of the issue I had with the chain slap on the right seat stay and mentioned the little cable rub places I had after only a couple of rides. Since I isolated them with the tape, it has been perfect, love the paint. hope this makes sense, it's early.
    I wish I had the paint on my other bikes.
    Last edited by ghawk; 08-15-2008 at 02:44 AM.

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    Thanks, ghawk!

    It's this kind of practical, hands on, freely shared info that makes this place so awesome!!

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