Originally Posted by AndyCap
The skateboard tape idea is awesome. This is why I love reading these forums. I am always getting new ideas.
Obviously skateboardtape is a bad idea, it will protect your pannier but it will destroy anything that you fix to the pannier, like bags and waterbottles.
Even on the aluminium stuff gets thinner on the surface you place on the pannier, waterbottles last 500 km offroad, bags 2 hollydays.