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Old 11-21-21, 07:40 PM
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Best Clear Protective Film/Tape

After my summer riding season, I've noticed some small chips on my chain stay. I'm going to treat it with some Rust-Oleum flat black paint. However, I'd like to protect it in the future (and other chip-prone areas of the frame). Any suggestions for a clear tape/film to protect the frame? I've heard of helicopter tape, but does anyone have personal experience? Any suggestions for specific brands? Many thanks!
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Old 11-21-21, 08:07 PM
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Helicopter tape
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Old 11-21-21, 08:14 PM
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3M. Do a search. There is a lot of information.
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Old 11-21-21, 08:37 PM
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I just used black electrical tape. Yes it is not clear, but it works. In my case no paint to protect, but I did not want dings in the titanium.



This bike has paint to protect. Used the same type of tape on this bike too.

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Clear shelf lining - cheap and does the job, easy to cut to size.
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Most on eBay or Amazon works fine. If you know anyone who cuts or prints on vinyl, they throw away scraps bigger than you need. 3M makes a bunch of shiny & matte finish - mine says Controltac on back. None likely to hurt your paint but I remove in winter & replace with new when cleaning.
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Thanks for the feedback!
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Clear Gorilla tape.

https://www.gorillatough.com/product...-gorilla-tape/
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Not on my bikes, but on my GPS screens as screen protectors, I have used thick clear packing tape. Roll is about two inches wide. I think it was Office Depot brand.
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