I never noticed the film on my Ti frame until it started peeling. What is this? Can I safely remove it? It seems to be flaking off on its own anyway.

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    Did you try to ask Litespeed? May 27, 2018 at 14:50
  • Since Ti does not oxydize except under high temperature there is no reason to leave it on.
    – Carel
    May 27, 2018 at 15:29
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    @Carel. Actually, like aluminum, titanium is already oxidized under ambient conditions (researchgate.net/figure/…). However, the oxide layer is very thin and prevents further oxidation of the metal. This is one of the reasons why welding it properly is so difficult.
    – Jonathon
    May 27, 2018 at 16:41
  • How do I remove it? May 28, 2018 at 12:51

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If it’s polished Ti (bright silver) it’s most likely the protective clear coat finish. A picture would help confirm that.

If the bike is relatively new contact Litespeed and see if they will cover it under warrantee.

  • It isn't covered under warrantee anymore, but it seems like I don't really need it? May 28, 2018 at 0:41

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