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Old 04-18-05, 10:33 PM   #1
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How to stop paint wearing?

How do you guys stop your cable/fluid housings from rubbing on your frame and wearing the paint?
I tried ductape but i was reading another thread that said this is also bad for paint work, and it comes off pretty quick anyway. Any suggestions welcome.
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Using the cable guides that are on the frame is always a good bet...
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There are aftermarket carbon protectors that help.
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There are aftermarket carbon protectors that help.
are they just like little pads that stick to the frame? How much do they cost?
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strategically placed padded tape or even simple electrical tape works fine.
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ok thanks for the help everyone
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clearly you go out and buy some lizard skins. DUNLOP VOLLEYS RULE
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I just let the paint wear off.
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You can try the furry side of stick-on velcro and also you can get clear auto adhesive that is abrasion resistant and is practically invisible.
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Go to the local home improvement store. Buy a pack of o-rings that you can squeeze onto the cable housing. They work great and are dirt cheap.
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Go to the local home improvement store. Buy a pack of o-rings that you can squeeze onto the cable housing. They work great and are dirt cheap.
Hey thanks, thats actually a very good idea. Although, doesn't that mean i'd have to take the housing off in order to fit the o-rings? That could be a lot of extra work (hydro brakes).
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Around the head tube I use either lizard skins carbon sticker thingies or I use clear packing tape and just cut out a circle and stick it to my frame. I generally use the carbon for my mountain bike and the clear tape for my roadie.
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Around the head tube I use either lizard skins carbon sticker thingies or I use clear packing tape and just cut out a circle and stick it to my frame. I generally use the carbon for my mountain bike and the clear tape for my roadie.
How much do those "lizard skins carbon sticker thingies" cost? I assume they're just like little pads that stick to the frame?
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Six patches cost about $5. Here is a link to them. Most likely your lbs will have them for about the same price.

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thanks. I'll check it out at my lbs
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Or you could go fixed ss and have no cables! Maybe get a bare aluminum frame so there is no paint to wear off... On my hardrock, I ziptied some of the cables together in a way so that they werent always rubbing the frame.
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I went to my local motorcycle shop and picked up a pack of clear vinyl number protector sheets. I got 3 12" x 18" sheets for about 10 bucks. It's pretty thick stuff and I figure those three sheets will last me a very long time.....

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I went to my local motorcycle shop and picked up a pack of clear vinyl number protector sheets. I got 3 12" x 18" sheets for about 10 bucks. It's pretty thick stuff and I figure those three sheets will last me a very long time.....

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I assume you just cut them up, right? How long do they last on your frame?
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Ya, I just cut to fit. I replace it once a year in the spot where I get the most rub. The stuff is pretty darn thick. I've actually started rubbing the cable housing in that spot, so I've had to wrap it too.

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Here's the stuff I got. You can get a variety of colors, I just got clear.

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strip the bike,
tape the important parts,
take it to a truck painting place.
Have them Rhino Lining it.
No chips ever. Guarenteed.
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strip the bike,
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take it to a truck painting place.
Have them Rhino Lining it.
No chips ever. Guarenteed.
Great idea except for the fact that it's not a chipping issue and Rhino Lining is some HEAVY stuff
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