- Professional Heli-taping?
InvisiFrame is great stuff. Available as a kit to DIY for around £50 iirc or £80 fitted.
Bearing in mind they can have up to 30 pieces I think the extra £30 is money well spent!
Comes in either matt or gloss finish too depending on your bikes finish.
The Trailhead in Shrewsbury are the boys to speak to, but then I would say that…Posted 4 years agonickheadMember
Further to the InvisiFrame recommendations – one of the reasons I chose them was for the matt option. I’d tried some standard gloss Moto sheet stuff, and aside from the hassle of trying to cut it to shape, the gloss just looked crappy on a matt/satin paintjob.
Bonus was the squeegee and instructions that came with the kit. If you do it yourself, follow the instructions – they work.
Top tip would be to get a box of alcohol wipes for a couple of quid from ebay – quick and mess free way of cleaning/prepping the frame before applying each piece.Posted 4 years agoacehtnMember
Depends on what type of riding you do.
Full wrap for custom team graphics makes sense.
Part clear wrap for general riding and playing with chairlifts.
Full superduty wrap if racing DH using the UK tractor trailer uplift vehicles.
People like to argue the toss over wrap or not, it’s very possible to have more damage done to a bike in a single uplift than several crashes, depends if you want any resell value at the end of the season….peel off the tape, bike looks new ready to sell, unless you had your rotors bent, or the hanger, or the hoses ripped out, or brake levers bent, or forks scored so badly you need new legs/CSU, but tape wouldn’t help any of that anyway 🙂Posted 4 years agoShibbolethMember
I always do my own, just under downtube, chainstays for chain slap and heel rub, and the cable areas.
I borrow a “round cornerer” off a printer friend, it’s like a small die-cutter/guillotine that puts a perfect 5mm radius on all corners.
Spend a bit of time, alco-wipes to prep and hairdryer for any tight bits and it’s perfect.
Can’t believe anyone would pay 80 quid for what is essentially a very therapeutic job for a quiet evening…Posted 4 years ago
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