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Heli taping
#1
Morning all

I've got a couple of questions about heli taping a frame.  

Can you get matt tape as the frame has a matt finish or would shiney look ok?

When taping the downtube would you just do the sides or wrap it all the way round to cover the sides and underneath section of tubing?

Is the stuff from Biketart ok or is there something better?

Cheers all
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#2
I was just discussing this with Ben after his recent Invisiframe purchase. Looks to be the way to go if you want to fully protect the whole bike/forks. Does depend if they have a kit available on the website or not though. Mine isnt but he will design and fit it in the shop for you if you are willing to trek to Shrewsbury.

Ive used biketart helitape in the past, and it was ok, heated it up with a hairdryer to get it to go around some bits. Finish would depend on the frame, carbon usually needs matte finish and metal is usually a gloss, but thats not true for all.
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+1 a very good kit and easy to do.

the Biketart stuff is also good but needs more time as you obviously need to cut to size.
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#5
Finally gets round to replying... :B

Invisiframe don't do either of my frames & tbh delivery plus the kit cost makes it for me, a prohibive option so will stick with normal tape  Wink

The frame is alloy and has a matt paint finish but think what they hey as far as tape finish goes now.  What I curious about is how people would tape the down tube; with a wide arse strip that goes from one side to the other underneath tge tube or two thinner strips, one running down each side?
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