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FILM TYPES

Frameskin kits are made from a range of premium paint protection films to best suit the finish of your bicycle and your components.
The film types are Standard Gloss, Premium Gloss Thin and Ultra Matte Thin.

Premium Gloss Thin and Ultra Matte Thin are thinner films compared to our Standard Gloss, but being made of a premium grade colourless urethane they are very resilient at resisting abrasion and stone chips. Premium Gloss Thin is virtually invisible on a gloss frame frame and Ultra Matte Thin film blends incredibly well with most matte finish frames. All our films are purpose-designed to protect paint finishes and leading edges on automobiles, motorcycles, wings and industrial applications and will keep your bike looking better for longer.

Standard Gloss has proven excellent for frame protection in most applications and was our first ever paint protection film, but being a thicker material it is not quite as conformable to complex curves which is why it may not be available for purchase for certain models of bicycle.

TECHNICAL

Premium Gloss Thin and Ultra Matte Thin are approxiamtely 180 micron thick (6-6.5mil). Standard Gloss is 340 micron. Standard Gloss will edge out the thin marginally for strength and abrasion resistance due to its thickness. It is still hard to see, but is more visible than the ultra thin because the edge is easier to see.

Premium Gloss Thin is a 6.4mil (0.16mm) dual extruded urethane film with an additional 0.25mil (0.006mm) clear coated surface, with a 1.8 mil (0.05mm) clear acrylic pressure sensitive adhesive system (PSA). The film is specifically designed for the surface protection of painted, gel coated or other vulnerable surfaces improving functionality and allowing the conservation of visual appearance. The clear coat adds more durability and resistance to staining, dirt inclusions etc. maintaining the outer surface for longer periods. The film applies easily and maintains its clarity, durability and superior performance over a wide range of environmental conditions providing improved chemical and mechanical resistance (like stone chip) whilst offering conformability to complex shapes and curves. Manufactured by Premium Shield Elite.

Ultra Matte Thin 3M™ Ventureshield™. It is a durable, high-grade colorless urethane film designed for application to high-impact areas of a vehicle, while offering excellent clarity, gloss retention and optimal surface protection. When used with wraps, it helps protect the most valuable areas of a vehicle and its graphics from stone chips, scratches, bug damage, road tar stains and automotive fluid stains, as well as outdoor weathering. Composition: 6-mil matt finish urethane film coated with a 2-mil clear acrylic pressure sensitive adhesive. The film is specifically designed for the surface protection of matt painted, gel coated, or other surfaces with aesthetic requirements. The film is easily applied and maintains its superior performance and durability over a wide range of environmental conditions. Protects automotive paint finishes against stonechips and minor abrasions.

Standard Gloss is a 325 micron thick modified PVC with outstanding durability and outdoor performance, dimensionally stable backing for easy conversion, excellent dimensional stability during use and excellent UV light, humidity and salt spray resistance. While purpose designed for paint protection tjhis film is less expensive to manufacture which means kits produced using this film are more cost effective. Manufactured by Avery films.