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    Default Paint on TI, paint to naked

    I deal with independent Fab, and on their Ti frames where paint is going to change to naked Ti they put a vinyl masking tape over the paint edge they say it is because the paint will peal up at the edge without it. I see lots of SS frames being made with polished naked parts and no masking. Is paint on SS better at holding the edge, or is there an issue with Ti, or is I.F. just over cautious. Just Curoius.
    We have a customer that has his vinyl tape peeling so it just got me thinking.
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    sam

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    Sam

    We quit using the edge tape unless the customer asks for it. The issue was that the paint edge was tall and we felt it was ugly and could catch on something and chip. Clint, the lead painter, figured out a way to make the edge look nice so we dropped the tape.


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    Default Re: Paint on TI, paint to naked

    Quote Originally Posted by sam View Post
    I deal with independent Fab, and on their Ti frames where paint is going to change to naked Ti they put a vinyl masking tape over the paint edge they say it is because the paint will peal up at the edge without it. I see lots of SS frames being made with polished naked parts and no masking. Is paint on SS better at holding the edge, or is there an issue with Ti, or is I.F. just over cautious. Just Curoius.
    We have a customer that has his vinyl tape peeling so it just got me thinking.
    thanks
    sam
    It is a potential issue even with bike that have no tape. If you really want to be slick about it and make it look real nice take it to a pin-stripper and have them but a nice pinstripe to protect the edge. It will look much nicer and last a long time.
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