Canberra – A cyclist has developed a clear polyurethane film kit from 3M and Avery Dennison Corp systems that provides protection from direct and elemental damage.
Alan Vogt, owner-director of Canberra-based Frameskin, came up with the innovation as a means of protecting his bicycle from paint chips, salt water sea spray, sunlight and brushes with Australian flora and fauna.
Vogt has also developed tougher PU film for cranks and crank boots made from a durable proprietary plastic blend to protect cranks from rock strikes. A self-fusing wrap protects the delicate chainstay and cuts chain chatter, according to Vogt.
Frameskin paint protection film is custom-made to fit specific models of mountain or road bikes. It can also be bought in sheet form to cover forks and other bike component parts.
Article written by Kate Tilley for UTECH-polyurethane.com's sister publication Plastics News