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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Maelstrom
    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
    Look, He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him; and all the peoples of the earth will mourn because of Him. So shall it be! Amen.

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    clearly you go out and buy some lizard skins. DUNLOP VOLLEYS RULE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by NJWheelBuilder
    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.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LowCel
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Deanoldo
    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.....

    Dean
    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.

    http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...643&Division=6

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    ok thanks
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by biodiesel
    strip the bike,
    tape the important parts,
    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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