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    Cool-blue Rhythm Salsa Warbird Frame Protection?

    I just received my new 2019 Salsa Warbird in matte black. This is my first carbon frame. Anybody have suggestions on frame protection? I've had at least one person tell me to put some sort of frame protection on the inner aspect of the fork, to protect it when the tires are caked in mud, so it's not rubbing. I also had someone suggest I put something on the tubes where my frame bag attaches, to protect it from betting rubbed by the bag. It seems to have a little protection on the bottom part of the down tube, as well as the upper part of the drive-side chainstay.

    Thoughts?

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    I put some 3M Paint Protection film on my 2020 Cutthroat Downtube. I should have put some on the chainstays but I didn't and now I have a ton of scratches and scrapes on the chainstays and seatstays.

    Get ready for an exercise in frustration. I found it essentially impossible to apply the film without getting lots of fingerprints and bubbles under the film. If you are super patient and careful it is possible, but for my next pristine bike I will have it professionally wrapped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony View Post
    I put some 3M Paint Protection film on my 2020 Cutthroat Downtube. I should have put some on the chainstays but I didn't and now I have a ton of scratches and scrapes on the chainstays and seatstays.

    Get ready for an exercise in frustration. I found it essentially impossible to apply the film without getting lots of fingerprints and bubbles under the film. If you are super patient and careful it is possible, but for my next pristine bike I will have it professionally wrapped.
    Just peel it off and put some more on there. I did the same thing, but got a small roll ove it. Now my down tube on my warbird and cutthroat are protected from the rocks and stuff.. Just take your time.. I think the role I got was 1.5 inches wide.

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