I just bought some Works Connection frame gaurds because I did not like the wear my boots where doing to my pretty blue frame. Unfortunately, above the guards is getting equally worn. I am thinking about putting some 16 mil clear Vinyl protective tape to stop the wear. I also see that MX catalogs offer grip tape type vinyl for protection. I guess the purpose of the grip tape is...you guessed it...to help grip the area better with your boots. side note...I have the Sidi boots with the replaceable calve guards. Has anyone used the grip tape stuff? Does it totally thrash your boots. Does it help? Any other enlightening ideas to protect the top portion of the frame... Thanks.