Lizard Skins Frame Kit

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The Good:

good protection, easy install

The Bad:

packaging, high cost, not enough material

Overall Review:

There are many options for protecting your frame these days. I opted for the Lizard Skins kit as I have used this product in the past (in a smaller kit) and was satisfied with it. To protect a new frame, I opted for the full frame kit and wanted a clear protector to not draw attention to itself and let the frame's paint job shine through.

Install was straight forward and easy. I'd recommend going fairly slow to work out bubbles and make sure that the edges are pushed down so dirt doesn't work its way up under the film. Durability is good and I think they have found a good balance of thickness so that it can absorb small debris strikes. A different clear protector film I used before this was about half as thick and after a season looked pretty beat up.

I did have a few letdowns with this

Overall Review:

There are many options for protecting your frame these days. I opted for the Lizard Skins kit as I have used this product in the past (in a smaller kit) and was satisfied with it. To protect a new frame, I opted for the full frame kit and wanted a clear protector to not draw attention to itself and let the frame's paint job shine through.

Install was straight forward and easy.  I'd recommend going fairly slow to work out bubbles and make sure that the edges are pushed down so dirt doesn't work its way up under the film.  Durability is good and I think they have found a good balance of thickness so that it can absorb small debris strikes.  A different clear protector film I used before this was about half as thick and after a season looked pretty beat up.

I did have a few letdowns with this product however.  First off, the packaging is designed so that the painted cardboard back comes in contact with the film which resulted in some of the paint sticking to the film.  It wasn't too hard to scrub it off with rubbing alcohol and some elbow grease but it was kind of annoying.  Second, though the kit is labeled as a frame kit, I was left wanting a little bit more material.  My size medium frame came with a pretty substantial integrated rubber down tube guard near the bottom bracket and yet I had to take some of the extra rounded pieces from the other long piece to cover the whole down tube. Also, it would be great to have at least one more of the smaller chainstay/seatstay pieces to use on the rear side of the seat tube. Finally, the price is a bit steep IMO for what you get. 

Despite by beefs with the product, at the end of the day what matters is that it does its job and so far the Lizard Skins Frame Protector Kit has done that.

Specifications

Product Lizard Skins Frame Kit
Features Adhesive polyurethane protects frame from nicks, scratches, and cable friction.

Frame kit includes:
• 2 large patches
• 2 medium patches
• 3 small frame protectors
• 2 large frame protectors
Color Clear
Miscellaneous 14 mils thick for durability
UV resistant (won’t fade or discolor)
Price $39.99
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