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Old 08-18-09, 11:14 PM   #1
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Tape on the Frame..

What kind of tape do you guys use if you put it on your frame?

I want some Black and Red.

Thanks Alot, feel free to post pics if you got them!
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Old 08-19-09, 12:19 AM   #2
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electric tape or you could find adhesive backed reflective tape
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Old 08-19-09, 12:29 AM   #3
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Yeah, I just used some electrical tape to wrap around my IRO logos, since there's pretty much no way of taking them off. Maybe it'd be cool to use cloth bar tape? But that's certainly more costly than just electrical tape.

Why are you taping your frame anyway? Is it to hide the logos?
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Just at the hardware store?

Yeah, to hide logos and to add some color.
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ya i wrapped black electrical tape on my flat black dawes. matches perfectly.
but......i rested my ulock on the tape when it was locked up in the sun and it sorta moved the tape a little. but u cant notice.
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I heard gaffer's tape is good
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gaffer's tape is badass but it's porous and won't hold up in the weather...

I use electrical tape myself; it's cheap, stretchy, good adhesive but not so intense it'll pull the paint when you take it off.

3M also makes a clear tape called Helicopter tape; this is tough as hell and completely transparent, but it's expensive for tape.
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Gaffer's tape is too strong. If your frame is painted it will probably tear the paint off from the frame when removed. If it's powdercoated, it will just leave behind an awful sticky residue that will be hell to get off.
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This: http://www.rivbike.com/products/list...product=16-086

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not mine but still kinda neat

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Retem - Is that thing retro-reflective or phosphorescent?

Either way it's awesome!
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Wrong sort of tape /\
Good site though
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Gaffer's tape is too strong. If your frame is painted it will probably tear the paint off from the frame when removed. If it's powdercoated, it will just leave behind an awful sticky residue that will be hell to get off.
Perhaps your thinking of something else? Gaffer's tape is designed to remove easily, specifically not leaving a residue. It also tears really nicely.

It's also a lot more expensive than duct/duck or electrical tape.
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Perhaps your thinking of something else? Gaffer's tape is designed to remove easily, specifically not leaving a residue. It also tears really nicely.

It's also a lot more expensive than duct/duck or electrical tape.
Maybe I'm thinking of Gorilla tape!
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Retem - Is that thing retro-reflective or phosphorescent?

Either way it's awesome!
retro reflective sheeting works pretty cool
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where can one get that glow in the dark tape. looks awesome!
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duplicolor makes glow in the dark auto paint the tape is reflective
http://www.glowvinyl.co.uk/glow-sticker-sheet.htm
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