It is entirely personal preference – there are no hard set rules or restrictions. Using the same protection kit as your frame finish is what most of our customers do to keep that ‘factory’ look.
If you’re unsure of what finish your frame has, take a look at your bike under a light. If you’re getting a shiny reflection on the top coat then it’s a gloss finish. If it’s more diffused then it will be a matte finish.
Yes! We’ve had customers who have made their matte finish frames really ‘pop’ by putting a gloss protection kit on – especially if it’s a metallic type finish as you’ll really see the metallic flecks shine through.
Yes, this will dampen down the gloss finish – great if you want to reduce the shine and have a more muted frame.
Other than the finish, the kits are identical with all the same properties, adhesives and thickness.
With matte finish frames, you can use a lock solution straight away.
On gloss finish frames you should use the slip solution initially and then use the lock solution.
Depends on the bike!
We see a lot of bikes and notice that matte frames tend to mark up very quickly. We’d advise that you get a protection kit on a matte finish frame as soon as possible so you don’t have to live with a scuff or scratch.
The same applies to forks and cranks – most of our customers will use the same finish kit for the corresponding part. This could well mean a fully protected bike will have a mixture of gloss and matte protection kits on the frame, fork and cranks.
invisiFRAME is the industry leading bike protection brand and uses PPF (paint protection film) to create an invisible barrier between your bike and the elements. Protect your investment and keep your bike in pristine condition so you can spend more time out riding without fear of damage.
Our specialist wraps protect your bike from trail & road debris, travel damage, uplifts and general wear & tear. What’s better is it’s self-healing, non-yellowing and easy to fit at home. We offer both custom fitted and universal kits with maximum coverage for frames, forks and cranks.
You Ride It, We Protect It.