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Don't buy the blemished P3 carbon fiber pipe guards from bullet proof. The guard strength is severely compromised. The pictures on his site is deceiving.

I received my guard and it appeared the resin had not set in to the carbon fiber during the manufacturing process. I figured maybe it just looked that way so I bolted it up anyway.

Well, after one ride and a glancing hit on the guard the resin cracked off and exposed carbon fiber that was not soaked with resin. The entire side is also cracking now.

If I could do it again I would of spent the extra 50 and got the good one. Stay away from the blemished guards. It's a waste of money. ImageUploadedByThumper Talk1447274760.708157.jpgImageUploadedByThumper Talk1447274787.377095.jpg

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Don't buy the blemished P3 carbon fiber pipe guards from bullet proof. The guard strength is severely compromised. The pictures on his site is deceiving.

I received my guard and it appeared the resin had not set in to the carbon fiber during the manufacturing process. I figured maybe it just looked that way so I bolted it up anyway.

Well, after one ride and a glancing hit on the guard the resin cracked off and exposed carbon fiber that was not soaked with resin. The entire side is also cracking now.

If I could do it again I would of spent the extra 50 and got the good one. Stay away from the blemished guards. It's a waste of money. 📎ImageUploadedByThumper Talk1447274760.708157.jpg📎ImageUploadedByThumper Talk1447274787.377095.jpg

Did you contact them about this? I had an issue with one of BPD's products (not a pipe guard) and I called them and they totally took care of me. 100% satisfied and will definitely do business with them again. I would call them and ask if anything can be done. They may have thought their blemished guard was simply that, a cosmetic blemish. If you explain to them that the guard was structurally flawed they may work with you to resolve the issue. 

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Not to sound like a smart ass but that is perfectly normal damage from a hit or "glance" as you say. Carbon fiber chips and cracks when hit. There is nothing wrong with that guard. Slap a little fiberglass matt over it if your worried. 

 

FWIW the fancy P3 stuff is no better than E-Line. Just a little thicker is all. 

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Not to sound like a smart ass but that is perfectly normal damage from a hit or "glance" as you say. Carbon fiber chips and cracks when hit. There is nothing wrong with that guard. Slap a little fiberglass matt over it if your worried. 

 

FWIW the fancy P3 stuff is no better than E-Line. Just a little thicker is all. 

Yep, my P3 looks exactly like that. Aluminum really is better. 

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