frame protector tape: 3M 8617HS vs 3M Ventureshield

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snaz
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frame protector tape: 3M 8617HS vs 3M Ventureshield

Postby snaz » 30 Jul 2020, 6:22pm

Hi

Any comments or feedback on experiences with or recommendations for 3M's frame protector tape.

The two recommended to me have been
1. 3M 8617HS (Known generically as helicopter tape - comes in clear)
and
2. 3M Ventureshield (reported (but not verified) to be used by Invisiframe - seems to come in gloss and matte)

3M ventureshiled seems less costly per meter but i have no knowledge or experience of using these products.

cheers folks :?

sp

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fausto99
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Re: frame protector tape: 3M 8617HS vs 3M Ventureshield

Postby fausto99 » 30 Jul 2020, 6:50pm

I’ve used something called helicopter tape successfully. Available from fleabay (unbranded).

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Re: frame protector tape: 3M 8617HS vs 3M Ventureshield

Postby ditty bopper » 31 Jul 2020, 12:18am

Same here: I've used 'helicopter tape' on my trike frame to protect against chain slap and it worked just fine. Seems never to wear out.

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Re: frame protector tape: 3M 8617HS vs 3M Ventureshield

Postby Redvee » 31 Jul 2020, 12:55am

This was discussed back in May.

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=137573

My preferred supplier was out of stock so I went with Viking Tapes.

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Re: frame protector tape: 3M 8617HS vs 3M Ventureshield

Postby snaz » 31 Jul 2020, 11:51am

thanks - yes that thread covers this well -
sp