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plastic dip surface coating on new frames?

Old 09-06-07, 03:24 PM
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plastic dip surface coating on new frames?

I have a new bike and the frame seems to have some kind of plastic coating. Is this a common treatment? It's a Giant FCR. Just doesn't seem like normal paint to me. Almost as though the whole frame has a decal treatment. Any ideas? Am i just wrong?
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Old 09-07-07, 01:58 PM
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I have not seen the model you mention, but it sounds as if your bike was painted and then it got a final "clear coat" to protect the paint. A tough, "chip proof" clear coat can insure that your bike looks good in twenty years. I have a 1984 Centurion that has a goldish metal-flake paint that was protected by sturdy clearcoat, and when the bike is clean, it looks more like it is 23 days old, not 23 years old.
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Thanks, Alan. That might be it. The thing looks great. But there's a slickness to it that is not like regular paint and in a place where it got scratched, it seems as though the paint's fine but there's a slight plastic rip. I don't mind it. Just new to me.
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