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Well, just wondering if anyone has ever done or thought about it.

- if you don't know what I am talking about, 'rhino lining' is a sprayed on polymer used primarily for truck bed linings, mining equipment, anything that could get dented, scratched, etc...

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That stuff is real heavy.
 

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Why??

ringxero said:
Well, just wondering if anyone has ever done or thought about it.

- if you don't know what I am talking about, 'rhino lining' is a sprayed on polymer used primarily for truck bed linings, mining equipment, anything that could get dented, scratched, etc...

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If you care that much about scratching up your bike, you may be in the wrong sport.
 

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I saw a mountain bike in Arizona that was made by a local builder, they called it a "truck bike" it had a complete "parkerized" finish. The bike looked like you could have left if outside in the elements for a long time without it showing any damage.
 

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There were a couple posted here.

ringxero said:
Well, just wondering if anyone has ever done or thought about it.

- if you don't know what I am talking about, 'rhino lining' is a sprayed on polymer used primarily for truck bed linings, mining equipment, anything that could get dented, scratched, etc...

edit: and for more info - here

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It's been awhile, but there were a couple of pics posted on one of the forums of bikes coated with the rhino lining or something similar. They looked pretty "ghetto", which some liked. It would add a surprising amount of weight.
 

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Powdercoating adds 100-150grams if I'm not mistaken. that's in the neighborhood of 1/4lb. How thick is that compared to Rhino linings? IMO, Rhino linings on a bike would look pretty bad.
 

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Mine's anodized... :) I hear that sweat can corrode alum...
 

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That's mostly what I was thinking, realistically anyway. I figured though that someone has had to have coated their entire bike. Personally I don't mind scratches on the frame that much. Anyway, I could see it used in small thin patches, glossy smooth texture, color matched to the frame.


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Try Rhino lining your helmet.

Because you know that helmet can get pretty scratched up. You might also consider polyeurothane (or however you spell it)--you can even get it in a clear finish. Four coats should do it.

Of course you'll want to protect your tires from getting worn looking as well. Better wrap those in plastic wrap when you ride. Don't forget to cover the spokes and drivechain.

Honestly, rhino lining a bike sounds just that kind of rediculous. I could see maybe putting some on the bottom of the downtube, but you could just as well use a Lizard Skins rear suspension protector--which is washable.

You can also get clear tape specifically made for bikes which is very tough and virtually invisible unless you look really close.

Personally, I plan to beat the paint off my bike, then send it back to the manufacturer--TREK--for a custom paint job (It's about $300 to $400).

I know what it's like when you get those first few gouges on a new bike, but that's the way it goes.

If you really want to protect the paint job, my best, real suggestion is to keep it clean and to polish it using Finish Line bike polish or Finish Line Pro Detailer. Pro Detailer in particular makes it look like a showbike and repells crud and scratches better than any thing else I've used.

Ride it like you STOLE it!!
 

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TNC said:
It's been awhile, but there were a couple of pics posted on one of the forums of bikes coated with the rhino lining or something similar. They looked pretty "ghetto", which some liked. It would add a surprising amount of weight.
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